Sunday, October 01, 2006

Happy Socktober!

Socktoberfest 2006

Happy Socktober, everyone!

October is one of my favorite months, whose flavor is well-captured by the Socktoberfest button I'm using. The leaves turn magical colors, the wind blows, and there's a feeling of things moving and changing as the world turns.

I have a mug from Walden Pond with a quote by Thoreau about this season:
"October is the month for painted leaves. Their rich glow now flashes round the world. As fruits and leaves and the day itself acquire a bright tint just before they fall, so the year near its setting. October is its sunset sky; November the later twilight."
I have 1/4 of the necessary shawl-edge shells done as of yesterday. Needless to say, there will be no exuberant sock casting-on today, at all. Not even of a fall-colored sock in a feather-and-fan type of pattern, echoing the golden rolling hills and stone walls of the Berkshires in Massachusetts. That will have to wait. Phooey!

That said, my plans for Socktoberfest involve knitting the fall sock just mentioned, finishing the gift sock that's on the needles, and then starting another gift sock and/or working perhaps on my long-postponed blue Trekking Jaywalker. I really meant this to be my next sock after the shawl is done, but I really can't bring myself to start the somewhat icy blue sock when the world is turning red and gold. So the Jaywalker will have to wait.

I think I need to go work on shells now.


schrodinger said...

Enjoy Socktoberfest. Sounds like you have plenty of pairs to keep you busy this month.

Zarzuela said...

You've got a whole month for the socks. Keep going on that awesome shawl! It will be well worth it. :)