According to Ravelry, I finished these socks 11 days ago. Bad blogger.
pattern: go with the flow
yarn: Koigu KPPPM p131 (?), 2 skeins
needles: US2/2.75mm circs
mods: funky toe because I was not paying attention
They are the latest in my series of paired-off single socks; indeed, my endeavors in sock match-making have been so successful that only one lonely heart remains (here
). And it might stay that way for a while. Although I like the finished sock, the cabling is a bit of a pain. Not at all conducive to knitting while watching my stories.
Which brings me to my next point: novelty songs. In this respect, I’ll just have to admit that I’m stuck in pimply adolescence. I wish my taste in comedy were a bit more raffiné; though witty banter and the well turned put down are always highly enjoyable, there is something about the manifest silliness of the novelty song that gets me every time.
Exhibit A: “I like Trucking” from Not the Nine O’Clock News (1980) via videosift.com
Sophisticated? No. Feminist? Decidedly not. Offensive? Could be. But I find it funny beyond all proportion to its merits (or lack thereof) — something about the disco beat, inane lyrics, and spectacle of Rowan Atkinson trucking makes it irresistible. Don’t even get me started on “Rock Me Sexy Jesus.”
Next time: more socks, fewer novelty songs.