It’s that special day of the week where we whip out the WIPS – Wednesday WIP days stop me from feeling like a complete floozy who has hot, but short lived flings. Time to resurrect those one night stands of the past and reassure them that it was not just all about looks, if that is possible. This Wednesday, I have a lot of ‘splaining to do to some sock projects. Let’s begin:
One Night Stand #1: For Kantaben
First Date: April 9, 2011
First Impressions: Loved the Socks That Rock yarn, and there’s nothing like a short row heel combined with your basic Leyburns pattern. The Harlot has made multiple pairs of these, so how can you go wrong?
Follow up Phone Call? Yes, a few times. Got so far as the short row heel on sock one. Then it might have been the way he was a bit too fancy with the faux cross stitch. A real looker, but like most good lookers, a little too attention seeking for my taste.
Plan to See Him Again? Yes. These are for a good friend of mine on the Vineyard, so I outta get them done before I move back. Perhaps a June Detention project.
One Night Stand #2: Vanilla Socks
First Date: May 1, 2011
First Impressions: A May Day celebratory date. For Gawd’s sake, it’s Wollmeise. What could go wrong? It’s like being fixed up with your teenage crush. Combine that with making up your own not-so-fancy pattern and you’re good to go. Easy to get along with, and you feel so clever by ‘designing’ these.
Follow Up Phone Call? Here’s the thing. I got as far as going past the mark for the afterthought heel. Then, I had a little trouble. This resulted in the cake of yarn (yes, Wollmeise yarn!) getting nearly demolished when I
threw dropped the it out a car window. Oh what a tangled web we wove. We fought, we cried, I apologized over and over, and finally straightened the entire mess out. But it was ugly for a long while.
Plan to See Him Again? Yes. These are great colors for fall. And my sister’s birthday is in September. The plan is deny, deny, deny if the
throwing falling out the car window episode is mentioned again.
One Night Stand #3: Cookies for April
First Date: April 12, 2012
First Impressions: I love this Socktopus yarn. Perfectly round. The pattern is not hard on the eyes either. Easy enough to get along with, and interesting enough to hold my attention. Or so I thought. Perhaps I ought to rename them Cookies for December.
Follow Up Phone Call?: Sadly, no. I got this far on a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Plan to see Him Again?: Yes. Both the yarn and the pattern make it a nice sock. One that would be good for me. No drama, no balls of yarn being dragged behind the car while you speed away, no frogging back, a real Steady Eddie. Perhaps this is why I ran after one date. I simply cannot get enough of those bad boys who do you wrong. (See One Night Stand #2 for reference).
I pledge to call each of these up again out of the pile tonight and spend some time with them. Just to prove I am not a floozy.