Yeah, I'm hooked
Oh boy, I'm really, really hooked. You guys were right. Hook, line and sinker. That's a detail shot of the scalloped edging option (which I opted for) on my first Waving Lace Sock. I waved one way and then waved back last night, completing one full pattern repeat, while watching the Packers beat the Chargers in their first preseason game. Heh, doin' The Wave while watching football -- that's appropriate!
You're so right, Colleen, you probably did see this yarn when we met up at The Point. I'd originally bought it with the intention of giving it away, then I realized that practically all of the yarn I bought in NYC was to give away and so I decided to keep some -- yarn buyer's prerogative. Stacie, this is the same yarn that I sent to you, except yours is blue -- oh, I love it! So far, it's knitting up very nicely. I had a less detailed shot to show you, but I forgot to resize it, so it actually shows even more detail because it's so frickin' HUGE. (Lots of people have switched, though, so is dial-up still a concern? It would be a major infliction, this one.) The sock is knitting up so nicely that it appears to be the swooning strain of sock sickness from which I'm presently (willingly) suffering.
So the last time I watched football, I was still a smoker. WHAM! I got hit with a biggie urge last night at the first 2:00 warning. I used to have a celebratory (or commiseratory) smoke after each score, but being a very low-scoring game, that wasn't much of an issue last night. Those 2:00 warnings, though -- and by some fluke, there were THREE instead of the normal two! Wow. I just put my head down and concentrated extra-hard on my knitting 'til, as Joan says, it passed over like a cloud. I used to smoke a lot during half-time, too, and I would have missed getting pissed off at T.O. and his "only $12 million," whatever the hell that was about. Cara, darling, my sympathies, but better you/Eagles than me/Packers. It was a pretty good Favre-fest, though (Stephanie, were you and Henry watching), and Captain Favrelous just may have some super powers up his sleeve yet this season. Go Pack Go!