Friday, August 24, 2007

Sockday Report...

Whoever invented the Sockday Club is a genius! I had a great time celebrating my sockday with friends and yarn. I highly recommend that you find 6 or 7 friends and start your own Sockday Club. Or Scarfday Club. Or Hatday Club.

You get to hang out with fun people like the ones you see here...


...people who paint and adorn straw hats to match perfectly the bright orange, broad brimmed hat with colorful feathers you claimed you owned, and you further claimed would match perfectly the bright orange Red Heart socks one of the members claimed to have knit for you. I wore the hat for a photo op (I hope that picture will soon replace the other picture of me on the blog...) and to give the other customers inspiration for a "You will not believe the weird women who were at La Scala last night" story to tell at work today.


Not only did they create and give me the orange hat from the joke...two of them (Sam & Elizabeth) actually KNIT ME A PAIR OF BRIGHT ORANGE RED HEART SOCKS! Now that's friendship...Joe really likes them.


Wanna see the socks I got? So did Johnny Bravo. He snuck up while I was taking a picture of this gorgeous Turkish sock from Laura. I am absolutely wearing this pair the day after Thanksgiving, when we get the tree out and watch the first Christmas movie of the year.



Here are the socks from Sam...in Nebraska Blackshirt (defense) colors. I couldn't get Johnny to cross his arms in traditional Blackshirt celebratory fashion, but he did the best he could.



Amanda not only made socks in Nebraska's colors, but she used Nature Spun, made in Nebraska. I can't wait for my first jump up, scream touchdown and high five Joe so hard my hand stings while wearing these bad boys....


Elizabeth made these beauties, also using a Nebraska yarn, Wildfoote. The pattern is called "September", which is the month of my most triumphant birth nearly 37 years ago. Johnny got a little closer to check out the glory of this sock...


Johnny snuck up on these socks from Debbie...so soft! I think I saw a tear trickle out from under Johnny's shades while he got acquainted with this pair. I'd be wearing them now if it wasn't 1oo degrees in my office....

Johnny totally conquered the Monkey sock from Michelle. It was a struggle, but he made it to the top of the big toe. I love that I got a pair in this pattern...I started them for myself last spring, but didn't get very far, and didn't like the yarn I had chosen for them. I heard rumors that the yarn is called something vegetable-y, but Michelle wasn't there to confirm.
Exhausted from the exertion required to climb to the top of the Monkey sock, Johnny takes refuge in the merino goodness of Sheryl's socks. Aren't they beautiful? Where the he** is Old Man Winter??


6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

"Whoever invented the Sockday Club is a genius!"

:-) *blush*

Michelle said...

The yarn I wanted to get you was a colorway called "Eat your veggies" I couldn't find it so I used CTH dk in a very similar color. I tried to find a color close to your Neon. :-) I hope the socks fit.
Sorry I couldn't be there, I was picking Mica and her friend up from a school dance.

Amanda said...

Heather, thanks for the hearty laugh this morning. I love that Johnny enjoyed the socks so much. :)

BTW, Michelle, it's not possible that Mica is attending school dances already! Seems like she just started Kindergarten yesterday. I remember sitting in your kitchen looking over the kindergarten info the summer before she started! Sigh. Now I feel old.

Kadiddly said...

While I have to question the sanity of a Nebraska fan in Boilermaker Country, the socks are gorgeous! Lucky you!

Michelle said...

We love Heather even though she is a Nebraska fan. She can't help it. :-)
Just one of the quirks that makes her "special"
Heather the weather is cooler today are you wearing a pair of your socks?

Heather said...

No...because I forgot them in my office on Friday! I am so ashamed!!