When I pulled up the driveway this afternoon, I could see it on the front steps – my package from Discontinued Name Brand Yarn! I tore it open as soon as I got inside. Wow, this is red. It’s very red. It’s very, very red. I love it, partially because no one expects me to be the sort of person who’d wear something very, very red.
I like doing things that no one expects me to do. About five years ago at a convention, I complimented a friend on her pink cargo pants and added, “I would so wear a pair of pants like that.” Twenty heads swiveled around and what seemed like twenty voices chorused in unison, “You? YOU would wear PINK pants?” …so I went home from the convention and bought a pair of pink cargo capris. Here is photographic evidence of me wearing the pinkness in Philadelphia the following summer.
Anyway, it might be some time before I start the huge task of knitting the Rhiannon socks. I have three pair of socks on the needles as well as some other projects, and at least one piece of babywear queued up (the baby’s not even a glimmer yet, but I know he or she is going to be announced relatively soon). But they’re right up there. I’d like to have them done in time for next September. That gives me a year. I should be able to knit them in a year!