Sunday, November 11, 2007

Horcruxes and Blog Stalking

I didn't feel like starting more than one colorwork pattern this week, so I started some Horcrux Socks instead. I know Ms. Pixie Riot is a bit Harry Potter fan, and it only seemed fitting that her fabulously bright yarn should be knit into these socks. It was surprisingly hard to get a good picture of these socks. In real life, the colors are much brighter than this. They have a real day-glo quality to them, which makes them fabulous.


The pattern is much more visible without flash, but the colors fade even more. This yarn is just right-in-your-face bright!


Finally, let me catch up on some blog stalking. Because I'm so far behind, I'm just randomly starting at week 7, the oldest picture of me. This is not the oldest picture of me in existence, but it's the oldest one I have available. It's on a cup my friend Nadine had made for me.


Now I would like to say that I am the cute blonde kid in the picture, but that's Nadine. I am the slightly peeved-looking black-haired kid in the 70's outfit. Here, have a closer look. This picture-of-a-picture actually looks better than the original because you can't see the thick horn-rimmed glasses. Yes, I was stylin'!


The dress is my favorite dress ever, by the way. It had holes in it, my mother threw it into the trash several times, and I fished it out every time. Why? Because it would twirl beautifully when I spun in a circle. At the time, that was more important than holes or the fact that it looked threadbare. It twirled.

Today, I'm going yarning with lindydiva. I'll have more to show you after that, which is good, because we are entering the time of year when at least part of my knitting is secret. There are other FO's, but I can't post pictures here because I know that most of the recipients of my knitting know this blog exists.

26 comments:

Bezzie said...

Oh the "twirl-factor"! I remember having favorite dresses for that reason too!

weezalana said...

Well, if it twirled, I don't blame you for fishing it out of the trash!

cpurl17 said...

Love the socks!

My sister had a muumuu in kindergarten that she loved so much that she kept wearing it--even after she grew to where it hit her knees!

Stariel said...

Cute socks! I want to make those too, I even have yarn picked out. Maybe someday soon. :)

Carina said...

I had favorite dresses that did that, too. I also was the scowling kid in the pictures, something my mom is still upset about. At least my daughter smiles. :)

The socks are lovely, too. I wish I were a fast sock knitter--you get so much done and they're so pretty!

Sssarahevt said...

Ohh, I like the cross over mid-sock, that's really neat!

Alarid said...

I made myself a twirly skirt! Turns out, despite how much I loved it, it was a bad thing to wear in a windy area . . .

I love those socks!

Bobbi said...

hmmm, I'm still a sucker for the twirl factor! LOL

Linnea said...

Hey, horn-rimmed glasses are cool. And I totally understand the twirl factor. If only I could get my co-workers to understand that some pieces of clothing are most beloved, despite the rattiness! I'd love to wear my mom's Hawaiian dress to work...

Thanks for mentioning not blogging about certain Christmas surprises - nothing to get you in the mood for the holidays like surprises. (And snow, over with Camilla Alma...)

sharon said...

What a sweet picture, and the twirl factor is getting my little gurlz everytime (still gets me on occasion but,the skirt has to be something really special). Love the sock knittting!!
I need to get going on that holiday knitting one of these days!!

sgeddes said...

Twirling is great!

I can see those socks are brite - but I love that pattern.

Bonnie said...

Nice socks, and nice picture! Are you and your doll wearing matching outfits?

Knittypants said...

Yes, the twirl factor is very important! I remember that as a kid, but what's sad is that as the mom I've been guilty of throwing out a few perfect twirling dresses because I grew sick of seeing my daughter wearing it. I'm so ashamed :-P

Shauna said...

Oooh, the socks are lovely! It's the kind of colorway that cheers you up! :-)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

I love it!! You fished it out of the trash because it twirled!! How cute are you!!! :)

Love those socks too!!

Jo said...

I love the description behind the picture ;)

Dipsy said...

Yay, you were totally stylish indeed - we kids of the 70's sure went through a lot of misery with the clothes our parents chose for us ;)
Beautiful socks - I will have to try this pattern too, it looks great!

Soo said...

Ah man - I love the twirly dress. I'd have been picking it out of the trash as well.

I can't remember the last time a dress made me want to twirl....

Amanda said...

That's a great picture! I think pictures from the 70s are extra charming because they have a different style about them. As for the smiling issue, the more I look at old photos for my research the more I realize that the pressure to smile in a photo is a recent thing that doesn't need to be perpetuated. Hmmm... I feel a blog topic coming on.

By the way, those socks are going to be fabulous.

Mary, Mary said...

Your mug made me laugh. I still have plastic plates that I made in the early 70s that my kids use. Those darn cats!

ms. pixie riot said...

Oh, dude. I HAVE to dye some yarn to knit those socks with! They're great!

Eryn said...

I still love twirly skirts - and I'm buying horned rimmed glasses next week!

Annie said...

Aah, the twirl factor. So key. Love the photo!

Annie said...

Oh, and those socks are so fun!!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Take that squinty, dark-haired girl and move her to 1964, and you have me. I didn't have the glasses yet, though. My favorite skirt was pink seersucker, had a big bow in the back, was twirly AND had a ruffle. I regularly tried to wear it to bed.

fleegle said...

The socks are adorable...I just have a difficult time seeing a Horcrux in them. But I guess you need a special spell to reveal it, huh?