Category Archives: Waltz With Me

Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can. ~ Danny Kaye (1913-1987)

Another pair of socks is finished:

Waltz With Me Socks




What: Waltz With Me Socks
Yarn: Perchance to Knit in the Waltz colorway
Needles: size 1.5, Knit Picks dpn’s
Pattern: basic cuff down pattern *

Date started: 9/18/07

Date finished: 10/13/07
Lesson Learned: None.

Destination: my feet!




*I decreased the number of stitches after the cuff because the yarn started to pool and I’m not a fan of pooling. I love how the yarn striped after the decreases. I also decreased stitches again after the heel. I’ve been wearing my finished socks a lot lately and most of them are too loose. So, I’m going to zero in on the exact pattern to avoid loose socks. I may also reknit some of my FO socks so they aren’t loose.

I continue to love the Perchance to Knit sock yarn. Her base yarn is wonderful to work with and I adore the bright colors of this yarn. Few things make me as happy as loud socks. Another thing I love about this yarn is the generous yardage. I knit these socks with a 8.25″ leg and look at all the leftover yarn I have:

I haven’t decided what socks to knit next. I keep looking at all my yarn, but can’t zero in on which one to use. I’m also undecided about which pattern to use. Usually when I finish one pair, I know exactly what I want to do next. I may just put the yarn on the floor and have one of the girls pick which skein to use.

Speaking of the girls, Kishka loves being a lap dog. I was lying on the couch the other day and she hopped up and draped herself over me:


We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. ~ Harrison Ford (1942 – )

There are new socks on the needles:

This yarn started pooling, so I decreased the stitch count a tad and now it’s striping nicely. That makes me happy.

I’ve pretty much decided to frog the Tropical Monkey socks back to the heel and knit a plain, stockinette foot. I plan to do that when I’m done with these socks. I don’t know why, but I really want to finish these socks. It must be the predicted change in weather for this weekend.

I haven’t done this in a few weeks, but here’s Friday’s Feast:

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you look forward to your birthday?

3. It’s not that I don’t like my birthday, but that it’s really just another day for me. I usually take the day off work and spend the day watching movies and knitting.

What is one word you don’t like the sound, spelling, or meaning of?
I hate the sound of the word ‘slacks’.

Do you wear sunglasses when you’re outside? If so, what does your current pair look like?
Always. I have a basic, cheapo pair of sunglasses. I’m prone to losing/breaking them , so I buy them at Target or WalMart.

Main Course
If you were to write a book, to whom would you dedicate it?
Depending on what the book was about, my parents or my best friend. Maybe both.

Name a beverage that you enjoy.
I adore ice cold Diet Cherry Pepsi.