I'm deterimined to finish my Sockapalooza socks by Thursday. I have to because that's when Summer of Socks starts and it would be tragic to be in the middle of a pair of socks then (because they won't count towards SOS).
But my Sockapalooza socks are party animals. Seriously. They like to get out and have a good time. That's all well and good, but when they have such a busy social life, it makes it hard to get them finished.
I've decided to document a bit of the social life of a sock so y'all won't think I'm just making idle excuses for not being finished already.
Here, the sock #2 (and it's finished partner) are ready for night of gambling -- not for real money, but just for fun. I mean, where would an unfinished pair of socks get cash anyway? It's not like they're ready to stand at the counter taking orders at McDonalds or something! To add insult to injury, on this adventure, the socks insisted that I deal blackjack for them! I mean, really!
The socks were unimpressed with my protestations and only moderately swayed by my skills at dealing and advising them how to play the odds. They proceeded to double-down on ill-advised hands, like 12, and win. And they wouldn't even share any of their funny money with me. How rude.
Saturday night, I tried to get some more stitches completed. But the socks weren't having much of it. They insisted on attending the Billings Dance Center 75th-year Celebration instead of staying at home and sticking to their knitting. Here they are waiting for the show to start and being quite envious of the beautiful roses someone in front of us had brought to give to one of the young performers after the show. I managed to convince the socks that they really didn't need their own roses; they're colorful enough on their own!
I have to say that I'm thankful the socks wanted to attend this event. A friend's niece was one of the performers and she is wonderful. She sang and danced and pretty much wiped the stage clean during the group hip-hop number. Think up-and-coming star ala, So You Think You Can Dance and that pretty much sums it up. It was a very enjoyable show, even when my friend's niece wasn't on stage. :)
Okay, today is back-to-work day and the socks will allow me to add stitches. I mean it this time! They want to go gambling again tonight, though, so we'll see how that goes. Oh, and they've already informed me they're going bowling tomorrow night. Pics to come!