Thursday, August 30, 2007

Hey, brother!



Marigolds (a la Pam, but shuffleboard style)

When I first saw the photos of Pam's (Ms. FlintKnits) original Marigolds I knew I had to have them. I knew they had to be yellow just like Pam's. This may admitting to my complete lack of original thought when it comes to imagining her Marigolds in any color but yellow, but I don't care. I needed them in yellow! Needed them I tell you!! Now I have them and I love them!

Modifications? Heck, no. The pattern knits up quickly. It's easy to memorize but keeps your interest (I love the ruffles!). The yarn is Black Bunny Fiber, wool/silk fingerling yarn. The colorway is Trophy. I really enjoyed using this yarn; it's super soft and non-splitty. This is the second time I've used Black Bunny Fiber and both times I've had no problems with pooling or flashing.

My only issue with these socks is that for two weeks I've had that Rufus Wainwright song (Rebel Prince) in my head. Not the whole song, just the part where he sings "marigold, marigold, marigold" over and over and over. Grrrr!!

While I knit these I indulged in what will surely become an annual summer ritual: watching all three seasons of Arrested Development back to back. Honestly I watched a few episodes from Season 2 a few times because "Good Grief" and "Afternoon Delight" are my favorites; I think AD really hit its sweet spot in the middle of Season 2. God I miss that show. My brother gave me the dvd's for Christmas last year. Last week was the first time I broke open Season 3. And guess what?! There were two episodes I missed when they originally aired. That means I got to watch two new-to-me episodes! For someone who loves the show so much she has almost memorized every line that was a pretty amazing discovery.

I'm so lucky to have a brother who gives me AD dvd's and appreciates hand knit scarfs and socks (and ladies, he's a-vail-a-ble!). So, in honor of the best younger brother a sister could have, here's a compilation of that other younger brother, Buster Bluth, found on YouTube. Enjoy!

10 comments:

Opal said...

those are some gorgeous socks! i can see why you had to have them in yellow. :)

a blossom knits said...

You knit socks so perfectly! And I do like them in yellow. :)

*karen said...

Love the socks. Discovered your blog via Opal's and am bookmarking it. Anyone who knits and loves Arrested Development is awesome in my book.

knittingphilistine said...

Fabulous! 2 of my all time favorite things in a single post!

Anonymous said...

Hi! This is secret pal! I did not forget you, I just had a lot of HUGE life changes happen. I have your package together and I hope that you like it!

Lolly said...

The socks are SO nice!
Love that first photo :)

KBlicious said...

i know i already told you this, but i FREAKIN LOVE THESE!!!! boy friendly you think? maybe? hmm? teehee.

Linda said...

Hi - I am a knitter that lives in St. Pete, too! I went to Stitch 'n Pitch but sat in our seats (we have season tix). I did meander up to the beach during the game and bought some cotton yarn from Audrey.

Do you meet anywhere for knitting circle?

broadcasting from a knitting parlour said...

Swell socks! Nice blog! Arrested Development...yessssss.

Florida socknitters rock!

..FL Folk Festival Elle

Patricia said...

Hey girl, great sox. You OK? Haven't heard from you in a while!