Newest socks, in the color way "Bowie," and I've lost the label to tell you what company the yarn came from, sorry.
Their making was helped by this great gift, a handy-dandy needle holder made by Els. A way to keep those tiny double pointed needles from slipping out of their stitches, poking holes in the bottom of the knitting bag or getting lost. Life, or at least knitting, is so much easier now, Els, thank you ever so much!
A serendipitous moment came while knitting on these. They came along to that island baseball game a couple of weeks ago. Happily stitching away, with thoughts of David Bowie drifting in and out, along with the lyrics to "Space Oddity" (which our group sang a while back), while watching the game in the sunshine. Between innings, I pulled out a book a friend gave me the night before, All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown, and began the next story . . . It was by a woman who had become David Bowie's hairdresser, and had helped him to create the Ziggy Stardust look. I love it when the dots of life connect.
So, now these socks hold Els, baseball, a lovely island day, David/Ziggy, a wonderful book and the friend who gave it, luckily I have big feet!
(P.S. Deb G., this book is at the top of my list right now, and it's pretty to boot!)