Monday, July 17, 2006

Bittersweet Symphony

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!

9 comments:

High Energy Jenny said...

Those socks are gorgeous. Sorry about your car! Congrats on quitting smoking!

aija said...

Great socks! That's got to be some sort of landspeed record too...

Sorry about the car!

knit chick said...

Your poor car. I'm glad to hear that M is OK and was out of the way when the accident happened.

trek said...

What a headache on the car. But the socks look great!

Sue C said...

Your socks are lovely!
Sorry about the car....the owner's insurance should cover the cost of your renting a car as well as the damage, at least that's what happened when my car was rear-ended last year.

Chicago Jen said...

Lovely sock, Lys, my new Higlander baby and I are sending get well vibes your way...

Kim in Oregon said...

Gawgus socks. And sorry about the car. But smart you to have the rental car thing. I think I'll go add that to my insurance today.

Lynae said...

Sorry about the car. Thankfully M was out of the way.

I will still be lucky to finish one Odessa this month, let alone 6 socks.

Dipsy said...

I really love your socks, they're absolutely gorgeous - fantastic work! And so sorry to hear about your car - hope everything will be fixed soon!