Thinking and stewing and pondering about the sock loom has brought me to this new line of action. A dear, level headed friend made a good point on my blog post of yesterday that the trouble with knitting socks is that you feel great knitting the first one and then you are tired of it by the second and so you have a house filled with lonely socks with no mates.
You know what? I am going to have the SAME issue with the sock loom! So, really, do I want to buy the loom to only continue to make lonely socks? I don’t think so.
So, here is my new train of thought:
I found this book on Amazon.com for $4.83 and I believe in my HUGE stash of circular needles I have an Addi turbo 40 inch (which is what the practice pattern calls for). The reason I have that needle already is because I tried this technique many years ago (before you tube) and was totally frustrated! I am feeling very pumped up having just mastered the moebius technique – with the help of you tube (and Cat Bordhi). I am sure there are lots of video helps out there as well as the wonderful people on Ravelry (which was also not around when I tried before) – I think I have a good chance of success.
I will justify this book purchase to my husband by telling him what I was originally going to do and how much THAT would have cost and how so much cheaper this book is than the loom. It will work. It will work.
And honestly, I am darn excited that I CAN get my brain to do something different. It may take me a little longer, I may cry a little harder, and I may say a cuss word….. but with a strong will and a prayer……. this old dog is learning a new trick! I will keep you updated on this new adventure.
On to other things in my life;
Last night was hedgehog bonding night and since they both had poopy boots, they both got a foot bath. I showed you pictures of my younger one Pippin but I thought I would post a picture of Tiggy (his momma) who is probably over three years old.
What a doll face huh? That was one of the first pictures I ever took of her taken last January 2011.
Tiggy is such a gem she will let me do just about ANYTHING to her. (That comes from months and months of being my sofa buddy – her and I would watch tv together along with my darling Fiona (who as since passed away). What a picture we made – Tiggy snuggling inside my bathrob, Fiona curled up next to me and all three of us snoring! So, back to Tiggy letting me do anything to her……..
At our insurance agency we sell Progressive insurance. During the summer last year Progressive was having a contest using your pet in a Progressive pose for advertising. Here is our agency entry:
She did not win anything, a dog did! Can you believe that my Tiggy didn’t win anything? Tell me, how many agents submitted a picture of a Progressive hedgehog!??!!? Really?????
Anyhow, I noticed my darling Tiggy is moving less and less, when she walks she just moves at the slowest possible speed. Hedgehogs live AT THE MAX 5 years….. but generally they cross over the Rainbox Bridge ealier than 5 years. I will continue to spoil, love and take care of her until her days are done. She is just a lovely lady.