Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sheep On a Leash

I woke up this morning bright and early (on a Sunday!) with Korn's song Freak On a Leash stuck in my head. It's an old song - I do have the new version with Amy Lee, so I'm assuming that's why it was stuck in my head.

So I showered, dressed, grabbed some coffee on the way to the ATM which refused to give me money (!) and got on the T to meet bryghtrose and Patrick and head to New Hampshire. (Don't worry, we stopped at an ATM that did give me money on the way.)

I got the front seat and the job of navigator, there were muffins, and before too long we were there and contemplating how lucky we were that it was not freezing cold, pouring rain, and flooding like last year. :) Of course I brought my camera and didn't take any pictures, although there is one of me that I have to retrieve from my co-S&Wers.

Now back to the title. I had that song hopelessly stuck in my head to the point that I was actually singing it aloud (quietly) in public, the original radio edit version complete with the abrupt pause when they edit out a bad word. And then we started talking about cute little lambies and I remembered the sheep I met last year or maybe the year before - a very small pet sheep. A Sheep On a Leash. Bryghtrose was nice enough to join me in singing this new rendition of the song.

I bought a bit of blue sock yarn:

Left to Right: Van Cal Car Acres ~3oz, End of the World Farm, Ball and Skein, French Hill Farm's French Twist - none of them have color names

I've also finished two pairs of socks, as you can see in the count and progress icons. Here's a flat picture of the blue ones - the others were a test knit so I can't show you just yet.

Pattern: Lichen Ribbed Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Peruvian Quechua from Elann
Started: 4/25/07
Finished: 5/4/07

I knit them as written in the book. I was a little weirded out by the strange heel and toe, but I guess the recipient loves them so it's all good.

On the needles now are *two* pairs of toe-up socks - one test knit and one for a sock swap. I don't even like toe-up socks, how did this happen?

Listening to: The Outsider ~ A Perfect Circle, Heresy ~ Nine Inch Nails

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Blogger Batty said...

Thank you. Thank you ever so much. For getting Sheep on a Leash stuck in my head. If you ever record this new version, I may even buy it! : )

4:02 AM  
Blogger Adelle said...

You crack me up... more blue!

6:25 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Goodness. That's even more blue than the MDSW haul. :P
I think Alison's blog title is more and more well-suited for your blog instead: blue IS for knitting, LOL!

6:35 AM  
Anonymous marti said...

i love the blueness of all that yarn! i have been stuck on toe up socks thanks to the inside out socks from str. normally i hate toe up socks. go figure.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I still can't believe you went to that deluge last year!

9:08 PM  
Blogger iwillspoilstariel said...

Every time I peek in on your blog I have this immense urge to cast on another pair of socks. That yarn is gorgeous!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Raeknits!_and_spins said...

Huh, blue sock yarn? Who'd a thunk?


2:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah said... really like blue...

6:59 AM  

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    A quest to use sock yarns:

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    A Piece of Vermont*
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    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
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    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

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    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
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    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
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    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
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    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
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    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
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    Reynolds Swizzle
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    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
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    Sockenwolle Unipo
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