Thursday, January 04, 2007

Pompom Socks

Remember, back in the day, how you used to be able to buy peds with the pompoms on the back? Just thinking about them totally takes me back to junior high PE class - we all wore peds and Love's Fresh Lemon.....ahhh.

So I've been down with this cold for about a week now, and unable to do much of anything. Thinking too hard makes my head hurt, so even the knitting has to be mindless.

Plus - I've got to knit through my stash some so I can invoke the OO/OI rule (short for the one-out/one-in rule, pronounced "ooo....oy!" as in "Ooooo....I love that yarn! But Oy! I have so much!" Which reminds me - who else is bugged the sh!t out of when Rachael Ray says "ee vee oh oh"?)

So here are some pompom socks for Mary. I used the veriest of basic patterns from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns, slapped a tiny cuff on them (including the stretchy cast-on cuff on the green ones that I learned about in the Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook) followed by a couple of plain rounds before heading straight for heeltown.

The red socks used some sock yarn from Knitpicks in the geranium colorway, and the green socks are Plymouth Encore Worsted with blue toes (didn't have enough of the variegated).


bunchkin said...

I can't stand the EVOO! And then, every time she says it, she explains that "that's short for extra virgin olive oil" If have to explain it every time, it isn't "for short" any more! It would be quicker to just freakin' say extra virgin olive oil! Dang it, now you've gotten me all riled up.

Windansea said...

I know, I know!! She just bugs. And now those cracker commercials are buggin me too, lol!! Lydia

Anonymous said...

wow! you've a lot of new stuff on your blog and it's all beautiful. I can't stand Rachael Ray or her ee vee oo oo. I think she has ADHD. According to all the wags on TV she has been nominated by Oprah to take her place when she retires??????

g-girl said...

oh, don't even get me started about the cracker commercials!!!! thanks for sharing the pompom socks..sure did bring back memories! love the green ones!

Stephanie said...

I totally agree --- R.Ray makes me crazy with that EVOO.

The PomPom socks are really great --- I love the colors...super fun!

Elspeth said...

I've always hated the EVOO myself - and it was funny that in Star magazine they named her one of the most annoying people of 2006, especially because of that comment! I never realized that she spells it out every time too, which is even more annoying!

I was just thinking today that I wonder who she had to sleep with to get this much publicity. It certainly isn't her personality or looks that has gotten her so far!

P.S. I love the socks!

Windansea said...

Hahaha!!! Rachael brings out the crazy in all of us! Darn her!

Anonymous said...

Oh, these socks are so absolutely lovely! Love the colours, especially the green colourway - great!