Putting My Foot In It.

So my wife knits, which is a pretty cool thing. I think I’d be impressed by it even if I weren’t completely incompetent with knots. At summer camp when we were given colored cord to make lanyard keychain and I ended up tying up my friend Dale who was sitting on the opposite side of the table. Anyway it’s even cooler that my wife uses her power of needles for good–she-s no Madame DeFarge, and not just because she’s not French. Sometimes I reap the benefits too. She’s made a variety of cool hats but I also really dig these socks:

These two pairs are especially cool. Doctor Who fans will recognize the design of the ones on the left and Pink Floyd fans will understand why the ones on the right are a design is called “Dark Side Of The Moon”, and it’s amazing how much those two groups overlap, and she knows she married a geek, but that’s another story.

Sometimes she just gets me cool socks–not knitted, but still the sort of thing I like.

And then there are these Edgar Allan Poe socks and it’s amazing how often Poe fans, Doctor Who fans, and Pink Floyd fans overlap.

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  1. Kristine Laco

    I only wear novelty socks. 98% of them have swear words on them and I feel powerful putting them on. Nice you have a variety to warm your heart and your feet.
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Now I want to see novelty socks with swear words on them. Heck, I’d just like to see some cool socks. That’s the one downside of cool socks: most people never see them unless I do something like pull my jeans up to show them off, and people seem to find that mildly off-putting.

  2. Arionis

    You have to be careful with TARDIS socks. You don’t want your feet wondering off to another time and dimension.
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      If my feet do decide to wander off to another time and dimension I hope they take me with me. The benefit of TARDIS socks, though, is that they’re bigger on the inside than they are on the outside.

  3. Kenneth T.

    Me! Me! Me!
    I wanna certain Jelly Baby loving Time Lords scarf.

  4. Ann Koplow

    Darn! Those are great socks, Chris, and my compliments to the knitter.
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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’ll pass on your compliments and I’m glad you added to my ongoing yarn.


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