Openwork Rib Socks
Pattern: Openwork Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Bittersweet
Needle: KnitPicks size 1 (2.5 mm) dpns
Start Date: July 10, 2006
Finish Date: July 15, 2006
Comments: I should have known that a color named Bittersweet might cause me a few emotional moments. As you may have already read in an earlier post, this yarn started out as a completely different sock, but due to unforeseen dislike, I frogged that sock. I couldn't be happier with my decision. The Openwork Rib really shows off the colors to much better advantage than the Peak Experience pattern did. Plus, it's a very simple pattern repeat so it made for great mindless knitting (the best kind in the middle of a hot July). So, to summarize, it's the 17th day of July and I have two pairs completed, a couple more single socks on the needles - 6 pairs this month? I think I can do it:)
In other news, our poor Toyota Highlander was hit while parked in front of our house yesterday evening:( Matt had just arrived home from the lab and was walking up our front steps when some stupid kid smashed into our neighbor's car and then ours! Apparently the kid (17) had stolen his parent's car and decided to drive around even though he doesn't have a license. He fled the scene, but luckily another driver chased him. The cops were very responsive and the kid will be charged with multiple misdemeanors. What an idiot. Arghh!! I am so thankful Matt wasn't in the street when that kid came through! 20 seconds later and he would have been hit. No one was hurt, but our neighbor's car is pretty messed up and ours isn't looking good either. The kid's parents have insurance (lucky) and our insurance company is handling the claim very quickly (Yea! Progressive). Luckily, about a month ago I added rental car coverage. Who knew I would need it so soon. Oh well, cars are cars and at least no one was hurt, but geez!