Finished Hug Me Socks:
Size—for my husband
Yarn—Zitron Trekking XXL, colorway 90—hard to photograph. See previous photos for better color and depth of pattern picture.
Pattern—Hug Me Socks by Terry Morris, a pattern from the Six Sox KAL on Yahoo.
I really like this pattern. I modified the heel to fit my husband’s feet. The stretchiness/hugginess quality of the fabric is going to be very comfortable.
After I posted last night, I decided I was going to finish the socks no matter what, so I stayed up till 1 something. Privilege of retirement. The extra heel idea I had did not work out, so I dropped it. Perhaps the fact that these socks are tightly knit and 25% nylon will help with wear.
One mystery series that I think has improved with time is the V.I. Warshawski series by Sara Paretsky. I just finished listening to one of her mystery novels last week. I’m a little behind because I had skipped a few years. I also downloaded a novel by Paretsky called Bleeding Kansas which examines some of the more unfortunate aspects of human nature, small towns, justice, and extreme religious fundamentalism, as well as the effects of history and the distortion of history on the present. One of the aspects of historical events and human nature that has always interested me is exactly how people manage to co-exist in the same communities after some spectacular example of injustice—Salem, perhaps?—I know it happens constantly, since most injustices are less attention-getting than Salem. Of course, religion tells us that the answer is forgiveness. A documentary that I saw recently suggested that the ability to forget is a great asset to brain development as well. And then, there is the age old practicality of having to get along together to make it as a community, both economically and socially. Bleeding Kansas made me uncomfortable, but it made me think.