It is officially summer, and I’ve joined Summer of Socks – and I’m pretty terrible at belonging to things like this – I start off interested and strong – and then just stop paying attention (I am also in Socks from the Stash and I think I stopped doing this in March – didn’t stop making socks, but did stop posting to the group). Anyway….
Although it is hot out, and I can’t wear these socks for a while, I think they are perfect for summer – aren’t these great summer colors?
This is Socks that Rock – the colorway is from last year’s sock yarn club – I think it is Flower Power. (Edited: OK, it isn’t Flower Power- Weezalana had the right one – it is Firebird! Thanks!) And as I knit with it, I am really reminded how much I like this yarn. I’ve knit a couple of other socks with STR, but not for a long time – and I have to say – it is really nice yarn. This is the first yarn I’ve actually used from last year’s club (which is why I didn’t sign up this year). The pattern is Hedera – it has been on the queue for some time now, and it just seemed like time to do it. I like it – I’m sure it looks very different in a solid, but I like how it breaks up the color on this yarn. These will be the perfect socks next winter when it is dreary out and I need some color.
Mary Catherine tagged me for a meme a while ago, so I thought I’d finally do it…
1. What was I doing 10 years ago.
Let’s see – 10 years ago – the kids were all pretty young, so I was probably going to baseball games, and arranging day care for the summer. I was working – but not knitting (what did I do with all my free time!). We hadn’t adopted Cieara yet, so we were probably just starting to talk about it. I was working (of course) at a different company, and I think in a completely different field.
2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today?
Well, it is 5:00 here, so my day is winding down – so I’m not sure I have a lot on the to-do list at this point. I’d like to get caught up on my blog reading, talk Larry into Chinese for dinner, talk Andrew into putting together a new bookcase, knit and start cleaning up the office/guest room for my step-son who will be here tomorrow.
3. Snacks I enjoy.
Anything chocolate. M&M’s. Ice cream. Potato chips. If it is bad for me – I will probably enjoy it.
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire.
I’d quit my job immediately. No winding down for me – I’d be out of there so fast they would wonder what the blur was. I would pay off all my debt. I would put money aside for the kids – not too much to make them slackers but enough so that they can get good educations, buy houses, etc. I’d travel. I’d open a yarn shop. And of course, donate a lot of it. I would also get my dream bathroom with a huge tub and unending hot water.
5. Places I have lived.
Akron, Ohio. Somerville, Dunellen, Bound Brook, Washington – all in New Jersey. Buffalo, NY
6. Jobs I’ve had.
I was a secretary for a diving company in the middle of New Jersey – 60 miles away from the water. I worked in a deli, was a babysitter. I managed a IT helpdesk, and was a webmaster. Project manager. Developer. Contracts manager.
7. People I want to know more about.
This one has been going around for a while, so I’ll tag anyone who wants to do it! I want to know about you all!
OK, I’m off to get my to-do list started. Have a great weekend!