Sunday, July 06, 2008

Simple Socks...simple fun

I was in a big fat hurry and wanted to knit these up for a friend. She has a mad crush on Johnny Depp and his pirate swagger...which I can totally relate to myself. The color is Black Pearl, like in the I had to knit them for her. Lorna's Laces worsted and a Knitting Pure and Simple pattern made these babies fly...took a day to knit. Gotta love big needles and big yarn!

My mad crush is on Viggo Mortensen, and his Lord of the Rings character Aragon. Can't tell you what is is about his grubby, dirty looks but it makes me swoon. His
picture hangs in my laundry room above the washing machine. Honey Bunny brings home movies with Viggo in them cause he is really secure like that. That, and he's... well.....hoping?


When I was much younger my mom had a best friend named Tawney. They would sit at the table gossiping and drinking Diet Coke from their coffee mugs so we kids wouldn't know they had soda in the house. Selfish, but clever at the same time.

We had all day to amuse ourselves and when I was feeling sort of naughty I would
sneak into Tawney's laundry room and close the door. I don't know why I thought it was wrong, but there was something sort of sneaky about it....there on the back of her laundry room door was a life sized poster of Mark Spitz!! Standing there in his patriotic speedo with all of his gold medals fanned out across his chest. I had no idea what the big deal was, but my mom and Tawney would giggle when they looked at it, so I did my best to understand.

For the life of me I can't find the picture now. It was in color and looked like this...

But was full sized like this...

Does anyone else remember this? It can't be just me. I still don't "get it", though I admire his accomplishments. Maybe it is just because clean from the pool is just not my thing, and it's far cry from my grubby Viggo...who knows?

I am rooting for Michael Phelps all the way, OH!, and did anyone see Dara Torres? Dang girl!!


IrishgirlieKnits said...

First, the socks are fabulous! Very thoughtful!!

Second, hehehhe to the Mark Spitz pictures! Me, I love Michael Phelps! Loved him four years ago, still love him now (I admit it, a newspaper article of him winning a race has been on the side of our fridge for four years!!!).

Tammy said...

Viggo! I thought it was just me. I bought one of those posters for my sons' room years ago.

Wendy said...

I remember Mark! Yes, I am that old. And can I just say that his wife is connected to a Masters Swim Team that I just might be joining? Oy~