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Put a sock in it

I am absolutely amazed at how quickly today has flown by. I got up early enough, but time is rushing on ahead and I have nothing done. I have tried several times to sit down and write a post, but I keep wandering back to the couch and returning to the sock I am crocheting.

Perhaps it is the unrelenting cold. I feel more in tune with nature if I am crafting warm items of clothing. We are expecting another foot of snow tonight.

I have had many opportunities to write here and other places. Surveys await me. There are companies that cannot do business even one more day without knowing my opinions and yet, what do I do with every free minute? I put a sock in it.

Perhaps making that sock is the most important thing I can do today. It may be that tomorrow, my feet will be colder than they have ever been and I will be saved from that discomfort simply because today, I finished that sock.

Of course, I don't know what my other foot will do.

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VinceSummers wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:35 PM

It's been mild here. And that's great in my book. In my neck of the woods, that awful "both ends" virus has been going round. I'm wondering if I am going to take it. My wife has it and my grandson had it before her.

Anja wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:46 PM

Both my brother and my sister have that virus. I hope I won't get it. With the cold, though, maybe I am safe.

WordChazer wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:49 PM

I managed writing, surveys AND eBay today. Of course, I can't make socks, so I have thin and pitiable store bought socks to keep my toes somewhat reasonable.

Anja wrote on February 1, 2015, 4:55 PM

Well, I don't know what to say. The yarn called and I answered. I will be warm and poor. You will be cold but rich.

MegL wrote on February 1, 2015, 5:13 PM

Sometimes you feel you just HAVE to do something. Occasionally I have found that the particular thing I felt HAD to be done was needed the next day, so you had better crochet quickly!

WordChazer wrote on February 1, 2015, 5:24 PM

All the richness will be taken by the energy company asking for money tp pay for heating the home. And as I have just nodded out over the keyboard, it is bedtime here at 10.30pm.

Jay_Angel wrote on February 1, 2015, 5:27 PM

Making warm socks seems like a worth while use of your time on a day like today.

Faythe wrote on February 1, 2015, 5:51 PM

I love knitting socks..well the first one anyway..LOL

Anja wrote on February 1, 2015, 6:03 PM

LOL, ain't it the truth. The first one seems fine, then you have to do it all over again. And I have to remember how I made the first one so they match. I should write things down. Which takes me back to writing.

valmnz wrote on February 1, 2015, 6:46 PM

Your cold foot will spur you on to another sock. When I was knitting slippers for my husband, he wore the first one only until the second was finished. Socks are essential, so is working with our hands.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 1, 2015, 7:28 PM

We are expecting snow all night also. Maybe only one foot will get cold tomorrow. emoticon :smile:

Squidwhisperer wrote on February 1, 2015, 8:21 PM

Socks are good, nice, and useful. I have never constructed one though. Good for you. And with socks in particular, I've heard that two are better than one. Maybe even twice as good.

Squidwhisperer wrote on February 1, 2015, 8:23 PM

Few worse things than unreasonable toes, for they lead your feet to all sorts of trouble. And, presuming you're attached to your feet, then you too.

Dawnwriter wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:51 AM

Maybe you can knit an oversize one and put both feet in one sock. Of course, you will have to hop everywhere till the other one is done emoticon :winking:

Anja wrote on February 2, 2015, 11:20 AM

I could just stay in bed. It's warm there and no snow.

Anja wrote on February 2, 2015, 11:21 AM

I finished only one sock, and it is pretty cold today. I really hate the idea of wearing shoes.

SLGarcia wrote on February 2, 2015, 12:51 PM

The thought of knitting a warm wool sock while sitting in front of a fire as snow falls outdoors is quite appealing. i do wish I was a knitter!

inertia4 wrote on February 2, 2015, 9:35 PM

Anja Well it seems to me that your mind just wanted to make that sock. Otherwise you would have accomplished a lot more. I get like that. I have this one thing in the back of my mind, and no matter what I do I always find myself going back there.

trufflehunter wrote on February 5, 2015, 5:13 AM

Sock making sounds a lot more productive than survey taking in my humble opinion!

gr8nana wrote on February 5, 2015, 3:52 PM

I wish I still could knit socks, I did as a child but by now have forgotten how to do the heel, lol. It's been pretty blistery here in Ohio too.

BodieMor wrote on February 23, 2015, 6:02 PM

All my knitting and crocheting has been confined to simple scarves and blankets. I've always admired those who can actually create clothing!