Monday, May 5, 2008

Waiting for Sock Wars III

I have not been knitting socks for two whole days now and that feels sooo weird. Could it be sock withdrawl?  I decided that since Sock Wars III starts on the 9th, my hands should take a rest from small needles. So I finished a store sample for Unraveled that has been sitting for awhile. (DON'T read this Christine!)  It was a fun, simple knit out of SWTC's Karaoke yarn that should be popular.  I used only one skein of this wool/soy blend in a cable pattern to give customers an idea how far one skein will go. 

To amuse myself today, I continued on a quest that actually started before Sock Camp.  I had heard that Converse Shoes produced a "transparent shoe." Thinking, "wouldn't that be great for showing off socks"...I began my search.  Some of my fellow campers had heard the same yesterday I jumped on the internet and tracked down the elusive shoes online and they were IN STOCK. Then, after a brief discussion with the 888#  store rep, I decided to order them from the local store (as a special order) to save on the shipping charges.  The local store manager (at the Arcadia Mall) was quite surprised to find out that they were available. According to him, "they have been very popular (probably sock knitters, duh) and had been unavailable in small sizes for some time."  They are actually designed for men....Mine have been ordered and will be brought by my very overworked but much appreciated UPS person within a week. This is the link so you can check them out and, perhaps, order a pair for yourself...

Last Wednesday, April 30th was Baskin-Robbins 31 Cent Scoop Night. I had forgotten and drove down to meet up with a local knitting group...they remembered!  We walked down the street and enjoyed the night air, people in line, three scoops each(for less than $1.00) and a political opinion displayed on a vintage truck.

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