yarn along

Wednesdays are for yarn alongs.  Join the fun, hosted by Small Things.   In her words:

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~


Well, would you look at that!  Nick has, nearly, a pair of socks, as opposed to the single sock that’s been in his possession for over a year. The pattern is Seafarer’s Socks found on Ravelry for free.

The Scarlet Letter is over half read, and I’m liking it more and more with each turning of the electronic page, that is ibooks.  I’m revisiting Natural Beekeeping, to prepare for our Spring plans.


I’m about to blog about something silly, so beware.

I’ve had a realization today that things don’t last forever.  I wish somethings did.  Included are my favorite pair of socks.  There, I said it.  Welcome to the memorial for my socks.  I love them.

Purchased for $2.99 at The Gap in 2004, they came into my life at a critical time.  I was just weeks way from delivering our second child Andre, and just one day away from saying a four-year goodbye to my brother and sister-in-law along with my two (and only at the time) nephews.  The purchase made that October day was, unbeknownst to me, one of the few items of clothing I would ever have such sentimental feelings toward.  Possibly the only.  I love them.

They were there with me for the last four child births, for the very few runs I have done in the last 6 years, and always– without fail– the first pair of socks on my feet when the seasons have changed.  Mostly, they have been a snuggle for my toes for 6 years. Six. Years.  Worn just as soon as they are cleaned, they fit perfectly.  So perfect, in fact, that mending them would make them too small.  I love them

They aren’t the prettiest, the fanciest (though they did used to have white puffy balls on the heel of them), or the warmest socks I own.  They are simply the best.  Never shifting annoyingly throughout the day or twisting off at night.  Faithfully, they have stayed just exactly how I put them on.  Every time.  I lovvve them.

I’ve been wearing them all day.  My heels have been cold all day.  I have wondered if I should keep them in a baby book… all day.  I am ridiculous.  They are so