May 9, 2009

Socks and the Peace Corps

On Monday, I have an appointment with the Peace Corps. No, I'm not joining, but they are in need of people to help with their training program. They need to practice evaluating people who are coming to work with varyinig degrees of fluency in Spanish. My fluency in Spanish definitely varies from subject to subject. I can talk about the house, the market, and work with fair proficiency, but I have absolutely no technical vocabulary at all. So, I'll give themm someone to practice evaluating and they'll tell me what my Spanish fluency level is. I think it's a fair trade, and it should be interesting and fun.

I've been spinning and knitting up a storm this week. Remember this?

Well, I'm in the process of turning it into socks for my dad's girl, June. June thinks her feet are ugly, so she refuses to wear anything except some big clunky tennis shoes, which realy ARE ugly. I'm hoping that with some colorful socks, Junie will wear some sandals or something nicer. Anyway, another pair of handspun, handknit, sparkly merino socks never hurt anyone.

And I've been spinning up "Cabaret" for socks, too. I'm hoping for knee socks. Sparkly, dazzling, jewel-toned knee socks. I'm in the process of plying about 3.5 ounces of it now. Two and a half ounces are still left to spin. I think I'll have enough! :o)


Pondside said...

Well those glorious colours ought to get June out of the puffy tennis shoes!

Rani said...

First of all, your new blog look is really pretty!

I am excited to see how those socks turn out! How can they NOT be pretty. The yarn is gorgeous! You are a very talented spinner. I must pick up a spindle and a class somewhere around here . . . hmmmm.

ps. lovely pictures of the yarn!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful spinning! It's going to make lovely socks. Love following your adventures in Peru.

knittingdragonflies said...

The colors are lovely, That is very exciting! Peace corps! Sounds like a good time.