Go Big Red!
These are my finished Belevedere socks - designed for me by Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops. I've mentioned them before, only now I have a second one. I finished it up last night. (isn't the word finished a wonderful word, like the exhale in a yoga pose, where you settle in and appreciate - ah, finished...)
I really enjoyed this pattern and love these socks. I feel like mine comes pretty close in gauge to Kirsten's. The pattern has a 24 line chart which is a treat to knit, I didn't find myself getting confused or lost - and this is an accomplishment, believe me. I am so pleased to have a pair- and just in time. I wore them today to the UW-Madison men's basketball game, how auspicious - go Big Red, go Bucky!
What a great game - I always have fun people watching and studying the program - once I can name the players, I'm in for the season. Right away, I wanted to offer a vendor money for a pen, I mean - I forgot my pen - I couldn't write my random thoughts - darnit. I'm could be that weirdo with the notebook - jotting whathaveyou's. Afterwards we stopped at the new Anthropologie shop, had to write my scribbles - what a lot of sensory candy there - the textures and colors. Thank gosh I had my pen. Anyone else do this? I'm a little notepad whore just for this reason.
Lastly, life is good. I have been trying savor the little things as I prepare for holiday stress and insanity - so, yoga deserves a second plug today. I finally returned to my organized yoga practice this morning after several months of fearing my back pain - it felt so good, namaste. My teacher was so wonderful, I am sure she added some back opening stretches, just for me... I took a little less strenuous class just to assure that I would not injure myself - good move as my tight hamstrings were screaming. If you are looking for a muscle toning, relaxing (okay, well, not right away - but patience grasshoppa), non-competitive class - please open your mind and schedule to yoga, it is the next best thing - next best to knitting, silly.