Cold Feet, Warm Heart

Remember I mentioned that I finished some secret Christmas knitting while out of town las week?  Well, there I was, minding my own business in a huge yarn store when I ran out of knitting.  What's a girl to do?  Okay, I admit, I may have promised myself that I could get some new yarn if I finished that Christmas project while I was there, but I'm sure you'll agree that either way, I had full impunity.

Maybe it was the sparkly dusting of snow all around in Spokane, maybe I was seized by a whim for something s bit special, but there it was, right there in front of me:  The just right, light-colored, glinty yarn that I was in the mood for.  It's Scholler + Stahl Fortissima Disco, color 04.  Get some for yourself, or somebody glittery you know here.

I love my new "Magic Carpet" sock pattern so much in its original yarn that I wanted to see what it would look like in a light color.  I was right to love this pattern, even if I did make it up myself.  Totally addictive knitting: Challenging-but-not-too challenging at the beginning, and changes to simple but satisfying for the rest of the piece.  The slip stitch pattern makes it easy to count rows, and you don't even have to look at the pattern unless you want to.

Get a load o' them sparkles, will ya?  I bet you know someone who needs socks like these. 

I, for one, have decided to parlay Phillip's complaints that my feet are cold all the time into a Sock-Making Justification Project.  Imagine the sock yarn stash this could afford me:  Documented Foot Frigidity.  He's always saying it: "Get those offa me - they're cold!"  By my calculation, that means I'm allowed all the sock yarn I want;  I'm doing it for him.  Sigh. The things we put ourselves through for love...