Thursday, May 01, 2008

Ugh. May.

Usually I like May. But not this year. Can we skip May and get right to June? Why? Well, the fact that it's May 1st means that in 25 days, I have to turn 40. I'm SO not ready to be 40.

So, to distract me from thinking about getting older, let's talk about socks. Another reason I wasn't looking forward to May was because I didn't think I'd get my April Sock-A-Month socks done in time. But luckily, around 9:00 last night I kitchenered the second toe!!


"Speedy Seal Rock Socks"
Pattern: My own generic pattern
Cast on: 21 April 2008
Frogged & Restarted: 24 April 2008
Completed: 30 April 2008
Yarn: Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Seal Rock
Needles: Clover Bamboo US3 (3.25mm) DPNs

Unless I've miscounted along the way, this is my 25th pair of socks. And I don't plan on stopping the sock knitting any time soon. If you're an avid sock knitter too, why not check out Summer of Socks 2008?

Summer of Sock 08

Jessica always does such a great job running this KAL, and this year promises to be the most fun one yet. She's got some wonderful contests planned and a bunch of great sponsors already on board. Sign-ups are only open until May 15th, so go join up now, okay? :)

22 comments:

Kathy said...

Karen

great speedy socks. I lost my sock mojo for now. summer of socks looks fun for you though!

40s are wonderful. dont look back.

guiltypleasures said...

40 really? Why did I think you were in your early 30's? You don't look 40 at all. I have heard that 40's are the best and since you're a year ahead of me, I'll let you find out first. ;-)

The socks turned out great and even with a restart you got them done in time. Bravo!

JessaLu said...

bah! Age is just a number. ;o)

Chris H said...

"Pay no attention to that birthday behind the curtain..."

And I am SSOOOOOO digging those sock blockers! Where did you get them?

Jessica said...

Love the socks! And I understand the not wanting the birthday to appear thing, even if I am a bit behind ya. ;) Thanks for the SOS plug too. I sure hope it lives up to your expectations. :)

Zonda said...

Love the socks! I know what you mean...Happy Early Birthday..yeah I know, just what you didn't want to hear ;)

Heide said...

The socks are Gorgeous! I need more coffee this morning because when I first typed this I accidentally started socks with a "c".

I turned 40 last summer. I won't lie to you, there is quite a blow to the ego. One can reason that it's "just a number" and we all know that it beats the alternative. But still...

Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

You'll like your 40's. I'm having the time of my life. I've learned to do so much. Learned to knit and spin. Learned to drive a motorcycle, I'm on my second one. Learning to weave and as if I didn't have enough to do I'm learning to Poi dance. (That's fire spinning.) Yep I'm going to dance with fire. I'm also going to Burning Man for the first (hopefully not last) time. So chin up there's alot to look forward to.
Heidi in Reno, Nevada

Sonya said...

Welcome to the club, darlin'. I just leapt over the 40 hurdle a couple of months ago. It's not so bad on this side, but I do try to avoid full length mirrors when I get in and out of the shower.

Love your socks! I must go join the KAL now.

Sourire11 said...

You will rock 40.

I am so excited for Summer of Socks! I have all sorts of stuff planned... so many socks to knit so little time!

Qutecowgirl said...

40! Are you sure? =) You sure do not look 39. I thought you were closer to my age (31). Hubby just turned forty and well he is still the same. It is all about how you act and feel. Hubby acts just like the kiddies.

25 pairs! That is a lot of stitches!!!

=)

Jennifer said...

Very pretty socks!

knitseashore said...

Please tell me when you turn 40 how wonderful it feels, since I'm not too far behind you. :)

So glad you had a great time at WEBS! And speaking of pump cozies, have you seen Blue Garter's latest post, Back to the Knitting? Her husband is starting a new business/website for people managing diabetes, who want to keep track of their insulin online. I am sure I don't understand everything about it, but I thought you'd be interested in taking a look at the site, called SweetSpot.

Good luck with Summer of Socks too!!!!!

Alisha said...

40... your just hitting the good years!!

I like this button....I need a few buttons. I could knit a long for the summer.....may only produce one pair but that is okay! Thanks for the info.

cpurl17 said...

Those socks are fabulous!

And 40 will be too! :)

Kristin said...

You're only as old as you feel! :)

Love the socks! :)

Ragan Knits etc... said...

I agree...you are only as old as you feel...do what I do...claim 29 forever...
:o)
Love the socks and I am going on over to the Summer of Socks to join you!

Tamara said...

Ok, I did it, I joined. You are so convincing!
Well, I've been forty for 2 months and it is not so bad yet... It has its ups and down. I have that back-up though of really only being 10, so maybe that helps a bit:)

Nancy said...

Socks are very cute! Age is just a number. The night I turned 40 I slept in my Winnie the Pooh pajamas. You're as "old" as you want to be!

thegabbyknitter said...

It's all about how you feel on the inside that counts and let me just say you don't look anywhere near 40! Do make sure you treat yourself nice on Birthday though.

The socks look great! I totally forgot to post my April SAM socks.

jessica said...

I really think you are as old as you feel... I'm a younger person but I feel older just because of having so much responsibility so soon in life... aka kids. Therefore I feel and fit in better with people who are older than I am, but I think of us as equals. Age really is just a number. Actually one of my friends is as old as my mother, she is so awesome and loves to knit too~!

I'm going to go check out the summer of the socks right now...

Ariel said...

Love those socks - and those sock blockers are the coolest. And I just signed up for Summer of Socks, you big sock pusher. :)

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