I cast them on last week as an antidote to the knitting doldrums I'd found myself in, just a simple on-the-fly k3p1 toe-up sock with a short row heel. I'd been a little nervous about knitting with this colorway because the variegation is extreme and the lengths are too short to properly stripe, but I'd kept the two skeins out of the bins in storage because I know that I am reliably amused by crazily colored socks.
So, I had the toe done on Friday when I got into my car to meet Devin across town-- which is generally a 20-30 minute drive-- to go to the circus. She has friends who work for the circus and they'd given us tickets (as an aside-- I'd never actually met people who were with the circus before Devin. They are lovely, and completely normal, and have been on the road for the last three years, which sounds awful to me).
I took me four hours to get there. Four hours, and I think three and a half of those hours were spent on a 100 foot stretch of the freeway, in park, in a giant snarly traffic jam, complete with people driving perpendicular across traffic to get across the meridian and onto the frontage road. My little car isn't the sort to do that kind of thing-- even if someone else is driving-- so I sat in my car and knit on my crazy socks. Thank goodness for smart phones and the internet or who knows what the heel would have looked like. I got to the circus at intermission, with not quite three-quarters of a sock.
In other knitting news, I'm going to Oregon Flock and Fiber Saturday with Mom-- one of my two entirely planned opportunities to buy yarn at will (within budget anyway), so I expect I'll have yarn and fiber pictures to share on Sunday.
Thanks to Tami for the Wednesday meme!