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Mid-pedicure post …. July 2, 2011

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No worries – I don’t have some stranger polishing my tootsies – I do my own pedicures. Aside from the fact I am a tad bit creeped out by people who are actually ok touching stranger’s feet – it is a lot cheaper to take care of your own tootsies.

I was going for a patriotic red blue and gold look, but sadly my red polish is clumpy – so it may not make the cut. 

In honor of the patriotic season the hubby kids and I ventured out last night to a fireworks show near the house. The nice thing about fireworks once a year is that you kind of forget how awesome they are in between. You forget that some of them are loud enough that you can feel the boom, you forget the noise as it echoes back like distant thunder. You forget the lights raining over you that little fear that something might land on you.  You only remember the ones that boom and then sizzle into so many tiny light flowers when you see them again and as short as the show seems, in the end it almost seems worth the traffic and the people and the crazy that is going to any event in the city with a crowd anxiety ridden husband, a teenager and one shy boy. 

In knitting news I have reached heel point on a new pair of socks, and since the last 8 pairs I have ended up ripping since I just didn’t like them – this pair is at least encouraging. I have discovered through the help of Ravelry that I have high arches and perhaps need to modify sock patterns if I expect them to fit properly – so my hope is that this pair will finally fit properly. I figured I would use an inexpensive yarn just in case this whole experiment with modification didn’t work, then I wouldn’t feel like I had to rip it out and start over, so I am using some lion brand sock ease from stash, the only problem is I truly like this yarn…for the price point it is as nice as some yarns I have spent twice as much for. If it holds up to wear I will be truly impressed.  I just wish it came in solids as well.

No sock pictures today though, it is simply a yellowish sock in plain jane ribbed top stockinette down. If it all fits well it may merit its own post simply because posting about it while it is still in my memory will at least give me a reference point for future pairs.