Tangled Up in Blue Sock the Second was complaining (and understandably so) that its life thus far had been much less interesting that that of Tangled Up in Blue Sock the First. I took TUiBS the First to PEI and to a Bob Dylan concert, and I took it all around Fredericton and Saint John for the photo scavenger hunt. TUiBS II has mainly seen a) my bedroom in the evenings and b) the staff room at work at lunchtimes. So I figured the least I could do was take it to the Canada Day festivities downtown.
Since I am too old for pony rides, mainly what I did was visit a nice representative sample of the food vendor tents for pizza, Pepsi, a beaver tail (no beavers were harmed in the making of this tail), mango ice cream, and Italian soda.
The sock likes fried dough as much as the next person. Although not quite as much as I do.
I finished the heel flap last Thursday, decided something was wrong with it, ripped it out, reknit it, and realized that there might not have actually been a mistake before. I am not sure about this and would prefer to play a little game I like to call Let’s Don’t Talk About It. Turned the heel, picked up stitches for the gussets, knit the gussets, and am now finally at work on the foot.
I still have not woven in the two ends of the first sock, because that is not a thing I like to do. I can’t wait to finish these socks and start something else. I know that theoretically, I could start something else (or, ahem, pick up any of the other projects that I started a long time ago and am currently ignoring) without finishing these socks first, but actually finishing stuff is a) cool and b) fairly unusual for me, so I’d like to soldier on. Although my boyfriend and I bought an NES at the flea market two days ago, so the socks currently have to be pretty compelling to compete with Super Contra.
I am listening to fireworks right now but am so lazy that I have zero desire to go outside and watch them. Eh, I’ve seen fireworks before. I imagine that these are very pretty. They sound impressive. By which I mean “loud.”