Posted on January 10, 2005 at 10:03 am

Lav_socks_1I tried. 
I knit a pair of socks for the Divine Miss C.  I chose yarn of a comely colour, befitting her tastes and sensual prejudices: nothing too scratchy, nothing with silk (can you believe that?  She doesn’t like silk?  I mean, I know we share no genetic material, but we are both human!  This is why she doesn’t like silk: It’s made by worms.  She calls it worm poop. You think your child is squeamish?  Mine gets the trophy.)

So I used Sirdar Denim Tweed DK, and got a nice springy pair of ribbed socks for my efforts.  She took one look at them, offered as a belated Christmas present, and said no thanks.

I’m really glad that her feet are large enough that the socks fit my other favorite knitting recipient (me), and I have decided that this is meant to be a lesson in just accepting, just letting it go, and being glad that I have such a yummy pair of handknit socks as my consolation.

Triangular_ribElsewhere, I cast on for a plain black cardigan to support some of the buttons I’ve been accumulating, in an anything but plain black yarn–Harrisville Cashmere Blend.  It’s a lovely fabric. I’ve never knit with cashmere before, and I may never do without it again.  Can you see the triangular rib I used for the lower edge in the picture?  Just a little detail to add interest.  After the high drama of last week’s felting, I’m happy to just coast awhile, so stay tuned for humdrum and hoo-ah.