Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Tornado socks

Project Details:
Yarn: Regia 4-Ply Needles: Size 2US bamboo dpns Pattern: Same as the last pair Notes: I think that the size 2 needles for this sock yarn was perfect. It wasn't too loose, nor was it too tight of a fabric. I wouldn't have gone down to a 1 or up to a 3, even if I could magically wave a wand and change it without having to knit them over. I loved the self-striping stuff going on. So fun! These are identical twins, even though they may not look like it in the picture. I'd like to find a pattern with a different heel, since these are coming out a little loose (even with the smaller needles).

Just like my last socks, these socks have significance for me. I knitted on them last week while doing several interviews for my current employer and also on Sunday night while sitting in the middle of the boys locker room in the junior high school while waiting for the tornado to pass our city. Thankfully, I got the job and got home safely from our first tornado evacuation to find our home still intact. There were fifty homes in our town that were either severely damaged or destroyed.

I wore these socks today and felt blessed. Blessed that I have a job, even if there are times during this very comprehensive training when I really want to throw my training binder across the room. Blessed that I have a home that is still standing and not damaged at all. Blessed that I have a beautiful home with family to fill it with love and laughter.

I finished these socks last night after taking Owen to Urgent Care with a temperature over 102 degrees and with a rattling cough. I'm blessed that my sick child can have good health care and that with a few days of antibiotics his bronchitis and double ear infection will soon be clearing up. I'm blessed that I have motrin to bring his fever below the 103 that it was today. And I'm very blessed that I have a Mom who came to take care of my boy so that I didn't have to miss work.

I'm also blessed that I have plenty of yarn in my closet and was able to start a wonderful pink scarf for Project Spectrum. (Guess who has people at her new job asking her to teach them to knit?) My feet are warm now and my neck will be warm this next winter!

Here's to you and all of your blessings!


Zarah said...

COngrats on your new job and I am sooo happy to hear your house didn't get hit by the storms. I saw your last post with all that yarn - you're going to have to come yarn shopping with me after I get some birthday money!

Laura said...

So glad to hear that you all and your house made it through the tornado. Having lived some of my life in Tornado Alley (Oklahoma and Kansas), I know that those storms can be SCARY. Hope Owen's feeling better soon too. I have a sick kid today. Fun.

Oh, and nice socks! I love 'em!

Lana said...

Congrats on your new job! So sorry to hear Owen is sick and hope he recovers very quickly. Glad you didn't get any storm damage. Those twisters are something! Your socks are so pretty! I'm glad I haven't caught that bug, I have enough on my needles as it is:D

HibiscuitsGirl said...

Congrats on the job!!

One thing I hated most about living in New Mexico was the tornado season! So scary. Glad you came out okay.

Hope little Owen is feeling better soon. Poor kid!

Those are some great socks, and you sound like you have a great life. It's good to stop and count your blessings every now and then, to keep things in perspective.

Tina in Wonderland said...

Nice socks! Congratulations on the new job, and on not being carried away by the tornado! (This winter has been bad for tornados where I live in Western Kentucky, too).

It's neat that this pair has a story behind it.

I hope your little boy is feeling better soon.