Monday, July 16, 2007

All Done!!!


I took my sock pal's socks to Seattle where I was going for a conference and had one day to go sightseeing. I was going to take them along and take pictures. Unfortunately, I put them in my checked baggage and US Air lost my luggage (after one plane being late, another being broken, waiting for replacement aircraft, the hotel losing my reservations, etc. etc. etc.) I was in a really nasty mood on Sunday while sightseeing because on top of being dirty and uncomfortable and not being able to get pictures of my socks, I finished knitting what I brought on the plane with me and had NOTHING TO KNIT.

We took a shuttle to Bainbridge Island since my husband wasn't wearing practical shoes so we couldn't go hiking on the one day we had for sightseeing in Seattle. Just when his poor feet could take it no longer, I saw this sign:















I asked DH if he wanted to sit down so I could go exploring. Walked around the corner and saw this:















So, I went in. All of the regulars looked at me and I announced "I'm having a yarn emergency!" A very nice sales person came up to comfort me, asked me what I liked to knit and showed me to the Socks That Rock, knowing that would solve my problem. So I bought a skein of Carbon Dating, and took a picture of that on the ferry ride back.














My new yarn quickly turned into Monkey socks (because I could download the pattern from the internet and had sock needles with me from the project I finished on the plane.) Luggage showed up 2 days later....














That meant that I could finally put the finishing touches on my sock pal's socks. The yarn is Twinkletoes in Cedar Forest and the pattern is Mad to Dance. I really like the cables on the heel...

8 comments:

Carrie said...

Isn't Churchmouse great? It makes me wish I lived on Bainbridge!

Mamere Knits Too Much said...

wow! great socks! where did you get the Mad to Dance pattern?

Meghann said...

Isn't it great to find people who understand our.......needs? LOL!

Isobel said...

Firstly, the socks are lovely and the pattern Mad to Dance in Twinkletoes yarn (how appropriate), I hope your sock pal is a dancer. I am glad that you found a safe harbor for your yarn woes, I have found that STR than solve most problems in life - I believe that the world would be a much more peaceful place if there was a yarn store on (Yarnbucks) every corner and our politicians knew how to knit.

Jenn said...

Beautiful. Sounds like you made the best of some challenging situations!

Seanna Lea said...

You are definitely brave. I couldn't imagine putting my knitting (especially deadline knitting) into checked baggage. Heck, I normally go out of my way not to check anything!

lilachica said...

Last time I flew I put one project in my checked bag and another in my purse. I was prepared if my luggage was lost or if the tsa made me surrender my needles (even though they are supposed to be ok).

knitty_kat said...

ah! I'm glad that you had a bright spot in all of that "cranky mood". Thank goodness for yarn hits!