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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sockapalooza socks fit!

I finally have a photo of the Sockapalooza socks modelled properly - on feet:Sockapalooza socks in use
Nikki was my Sockapalooza downstream pal. In addition to having very photogenic feet, she is also a talented dyer, and has her own etsy shop.

We are in Las Vegas right now - The Gambler is down at the poker tables already (we haven't gone for breakfast yet). By the way - if you are ever in Vegas, and are in a casino with a name that starts with MG...bypass their buffet. Very underwhelming, and more expensive than the buffet at The Mirage, which is vastly superior in variety and presentation (they toss your salad for you - how cool is that?) I managed to pass a few hours at Gail Knits, which is the only LYS in Las Vegas.
I am always struck by how quickly many Americans are to share fairly intimate details of their life with strangers...I realize that this is a huge generalization, and I am well aware that I may be more reserved than many other Canadians, but I've heard tales about how someone is "an abuse survivor", or about how an elderly relative had "implant sugery done because their spouse insisted on it" while travelling south of the US/Canada border. Not that either are something to be ashamed of, but to share them with someone who you just met?

At one point, I thought that I was going to be stranded in the yarn shop when the cab hadn't arrived after waiting for over an hour and a half (the shop is 7 miles off The Strip, so they don't make as much money heading there and back as they would shuttling people from casino to casino). One of the women who knits at the shop on Tuesdays was kind enough to drive myself and another out of towner back to our hotels.

I've manged to pick up some nice yarn during this trip, and should really take advantage of my free time in Vegas to photograph them and blog about them, but I'm thinking that it's time to see how The Gambler is doing.

BTW - Thanks for the comments on my last post. Nothing like an afternoon baby shower full of strangers/near strangers plus being unable to fall asleep to create some late night angst. Plus I am probably suffering from mild cat withdrawal.

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Blogger Merry Karma said ... (Wed Aug 22, 06:46:00 PM EDT) : 

Beautiful socks!

I know what you mean about us 'Mericans.

And, I know I am in the medical profession, and people sometimes give me way too much information when I am doing an H&P, but even in every day social contact...I am amazed with some of the things that come out of people's mouths.


Blogger jpknits said ... (Wed Aug 22, 11:24:00 PM EDT) : 

Really beautiful socks. From the photo, though it could be my eyes at this hour, they almost look like you've done stranded work - the colors seem deeper in the work that recedes.

As for TMI from the states, I'm an example of the less intimate storytellers. I must admit, though, I will speak with candour in the moment. However, it's usually just indelicate rather than lengthy and dramatic.


Blogger Stacie said ... (Thu Aug 23, 10:40:00 AM EDT) : 

those socks are fab, and thanks for the link, i love buying esty yarn! vegas is weird... weird weird weird... and did i mention that i am the adult child of an adult who was the child of... who had the cancer? hee hee


Anonymous ruth said ... (Fri Aug 24, 07:21:00 AM EDT) : 

Gorgeous socks.


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