Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Solid Gold Sweet Feet

New yarn came in the mail last week. With a Birthday, the 5th Third Bank Run, a soccer tournament and Mother's Day thrown into a five day span, there just wasn't time to blog about it. It is Sweet Feet Sock Yarn by Hill Country Yarns. The hank on the left is called Mountain Laurel with the lavender, green and cream colors. The hank on the right is Shasta Daisy with the yellow, green and white colors. Aren't they delicious? These are hand dyed yarns with nice intensity. One hank is approximately 400 yards, so I should easily get a pair of socks from each. Now the question is . . . what pattern to choose? I want to try Marigold when she gets the pattern done. Maybe a little patience on my part? Um, me patient? Riight. But because I fall in love with the pattern every time I see it, I will wait. Unless. . . she would like me to "test knit" it for her (note the shameless plug)?


This is my new love, and it makes me want to shake my groove thing. It also answers the eternal question, "At almost 40, are your grooves really just ruts in the road?" For me *pause* uh, yes they are ruts.

RM and the kids gave it to me for Mother's Day. It's already loaded with high tempo songs for running, cleaning and generally ignoring who is calling me. I am in awe of how light it is to carry. Once clipped to my pocket, I forgot it was even there . . . well, except for the music in my ears. Listening to adult-type music for pleasure is a luxury I had abandoned for the last five years because of all the early childhood music playing in our house.

So last night, after RM and Boo-boo went to bed, I stuck the earphones in, turned up the music and danced in my living room like no body's business. The neighbors probably thought I was nuts. As I tried to channel the Solid Gold Dancer in me, I did dishes, folded laundry and generally had a blast. It was a secret dream of mine, way back in the day, to be a Solid Gold Dancer. The hair, the costumes, the moves . . . all the rage almost *gulp* twenty years ago. Now, um, not so hot. Back then, I would have had at least one out of three - the hair.

Then reality snuck came crashing back in . . . RM caught me right in the middle of, what I thought, was a wicked move. Lot's of laughing, side holding and "Wait. Wait. Stop! I can't breathe!" came from his mouth. Needless to say, I won't be getting my groove on anytime soon. Unless I know they are completely asleep!

6 comments:

pamela wynne said...

The Sweet Feet is great stuff, and I'm so glad you like the Marigold pattern! I'll be writing it up this week.
Embrace your inner solid gold dancer. xo.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely looooove the mountain laurel...hint, hint, hint. Maybe it's because I live near Laurel, Montana and the mountains are absolutly brimming with those colors right now. Maybe it's just because I have always liked purple. Maybe I just want some of your yummy socks! Hahahaha Whatever the case, I am sure those will be gorgeous! Love ya! JJ

Anonymous said...

I also must add that I always thought you had the solid gold stuff...Lord knows we did our share of groovin' in front of the TV on Solid Gold night, so I should know. BTW- that was more than 20 years ago, I hate to tell ya. (I probably just ruined my chances of aquiring the mtn laurel socks, but the memory of you rockin' out in front of the tv was worth it!) :-)
JJ

Holly Bee said...

I love the new sock yarn! That yellow is great!

I have an ipod shuffle too! I think I am soo fancy when I use it, in my kitchen, while doing dishes...fancy for me anyway!

Holly Bee said...

I tagged you for the 8 random things meme. I hope you don't mind! I thought it was fun.

kristinknits said...

I love that yarn! So pretty ...