It snowed all day yesterday...all day. The snow was fluffy powder, just the type of snow that makes Utah the best place to ski. It's the type of snow that can be picked up and blown off your fingers, it's that light. If you click on the picture hopefully you can see the individual flakes along the top edge. It was so beautiful to watch it fall all day, and as soon as I got home I took Moxie for a walk. Walking in snow is very quiet and peaceful. I love bundling up in my handknit socks, gloves, hat and scarf to ward off the cold.
I've been thinking about socks quite a bit lately and had a post ready for today to talk about socks for Project Spectrum. In my stash, the over grown sock yarn stash, there are several colors and types of yarn that are perfect for PS. Plus, I was very excited about the Knit Green Socks KAL because the button is a hoot.
But then, I read Cara's post and Stephanie's post about what happened to Blue Moon and the now famous STR Sock Club. Just when you think sock knitters are taking over the world the 'muggles', as Steph calls non-knitters, screw it all up. Haven't they heard!? There are OBVIOUSLY thousands and thousands of us knitting freaking socks!! Maybe it's time we walked up to every person on the street and told them, showed them, that hand knit socks ROCK. Show off your feet, show off what's on your needles. Show the world that sock knitters DO rule! Wake up, folks...we're here in GREAT number. My goal will be to knit socks EVERYWHERE I go and proudly wave them in the face of anyone not paying enough attention. Clearly it's time to do something drastic. Get out the socks! Let's rock with our socks. ARE YOU WITH ME?
So, the sock on my needles at the moment is being knit with Jessie’s fabulous worsted yarn. After this picture was taken they spent more time in my hands. The heel has been turned and I'm working down the foot. I love the yarn and the way the many colors blend.
The SLC Stitch 'n Bitch Grrls have been spreading the sock word. Very few of the grrls (or boyz) who come to SnB have been able keep the sock spirits away. We have converted almost, almost everyone. It's time the rest of you SLCers got in the game, just sayin'.
The SLC SNBers have grown quite a bit in the last 3 years. We just had our 3rd anniversary party Tuesday night. Many of the regulars were there and we even got Bruce, the proprietor of the Jitterbug where we meet, stand up with us. You can see him on the back row standing next to me (in my fabulous pink Eyelet Cardi).
Blogless Karen has been doing her best to spread the word about hand knit socks. Almost everyone in her family received a pair for Christmas and, right after she finished the gift knitting, she started a fabulous pair of socks for herself. Her first color work and they are very nicely knit.
Now you know someone is going to notice socks this cool!
Enjoy your weekend!