Thursday, April 13, 2006
Knitting at the park
Typically, I take my kids to the park hoping to run into other moms and kids. I think we'll chat, the kids will play, everybody will be happy. I finally realized this is a delusional expectation of this neighborhood. But my kids still want to go to the park. Solution -- knit in peaceful solitude.
Of course, this may be obvious to you, but like I said, I was delusional for the last two years. Plus, I've recently become mere transportation, since the kids have grown into great playmates.
Knowing there would not be another soul at the park, I packed a lunch chock full of nitrates and not quite seasonal fruit for the kids and grabbed my Simply Lovelies.
Using size 0 needles, I cast on 60 stitches with the picot edging option. My crochet hook is with me at all times because I have dropped stitches several times. The Opal yarn comes from the Knitting Basket in Richmond. I'm not sure about their current sock yarn offerings since they recently changed owners.
This is only my third set of socks, so I'm totally unsure about fit, pattern and yarn choices. I can't wait to learn from everyone else. Plus, I can't wait to get back to the park.