Sunday Dad-day

by | Jun 22, 2009 | Uncategorized

So I spent a few hard-working hours cleaning and reorganizing the office/yarn room. Found lots of yarn that I forgot I had. So now I have a nice long list of design ideas for said yarn. It also gave me some closure on some things. Sometimes it’s very, very good to just be able to move on, guilt-free and do what you want.
It’s been a good father’s day. This post was originally titled Sunday Dye-day, but the plans changed. We had a leisurely breakfast of bagels, leftover pizza for lunch, and the boys had headed over to the pool around 4:45 as I was gearing up to start dinner. I had dyed the first batch of the day and was looking forward to a peaceful evening at home.

When suddenly no more than two minutes after they left, they arrived right back home. Seems the pool decided to close early today. And boys who think they are going swimming were looking mighty disappointed – including the big man. So we moved to plan B – B for beach. I threw on my suit, some board shorts and a sundress overtop and we were off!

It was so danged hot today – I think it easily topped 100 *before* the heat index. But once we got to the beach, it was quite a bit cooler of course. We played and swimmed and had the best afternoon. The waves were super gentle and the water was pretty warm. Perfect.

After the beach we hit Cruisers for burgers (for the men), a nummy half-a-big salad for me, and some of their delicious fries with ranch dressing. Again with the perfect. No more dyeing got done today, but it was worth it. Speaking of dyeing, here’s what I’m working on now in some of my hand-dyed yarn. It’s the semi-precious silk/merino blend in amethyst, and the pattern is one of my own creation. The stitch pattern is a modification of something from the Walker books (naturally) and I’m really in love with it.


But whatever shall I call it? It needs a name, this lovely sock. And so we be having a contest. (We being me, myself, and I.) I need a name. Presumably you think the sock is pretty. You give me a name that I think is just perfect. I give you a free copy of this sock pattern (when it’s finished) and any other two patterns in my catalog. The contest will be open until Friday. Oh and I’ll help you out a little bit. I don’t like names that have colors in them. Chances are most people who make this sock won’t make it in the exact same yarn, so I like to give color-neutral names. Please give your suggestions/entries in the comments. Have at it!


  1. Julie

    Am I the first? Wee! 🙂 I like “Owl-Eyed”.
    Keep up the purdies!

  2. Ann-Marie MacKay

    How about “Butterflies”, or better yet “You Still Give me Butterflies” (It’s a line from a song I love)
    The pattern looks like butterfly wings to me


  3. Kimberly from SBL

    Hmm… My first thought “Twisted for Mustard” but then Mustard is a color. *Goes back to the drawing board* =:8

  4. Michelle

    The socks look like owls at this angle so I’m going to go with a Parliament of Owls socks

  5. Michelle

    And the socks are beautiful!

  6. lisa ferron

    Corrina, I think I would call it “Locks of Love” — it is very lovely! It looks a bit like interwoven hearts and reminds me a little of claddaugh.

  7. Plain Jane

    I see lines of “8”s, so maybe Pieces of Eight?

  8. Jackie

    Sounds like a perfect day!
    The cables on the side look like a race track.

    Winners Circle
    Crazy 8’s

  9. Lynn

    I thought it was just me getting the owl-y vibe from that pattern. I’m getting a little loopy, and that pattern seems kind of serious, but I want to go with “Hoot and a Half” socks. So I will. Whee….

  10. Brenda

    How about “Great Horned Sock” after the owl of the same name. The pattern does look rather “owly”. Um, wait, that sounds weird now that I’m looking at it…sounds like Yosemite Sam’s “Great Horney-Toads!” Oh well, there’s my 2 cents.

  11. Daniele

    It looks like it has the twisties in a chain link fence. Hmmmm….. Chain Links… Twisty Ties… Candy Wrappers…

  12. Mujercita

    They look a lot like pretzels to me- Pretzel Socks? Twisted Pretzels? Pretzel time?
    On the other hand, maybe I’m just hungry.

  13. turtle

    also sticking with the owl theme: Whooo loves you!

  14. Kristen

    I think it looks like a lotus so I’d suggest:
    Water Lilies
    Lotus Flowers
    Lotus Toes

  15. Susie

    Lots of owl names. Let’s see….Horton Hears A Who? That’s the best I can do with so many great names!

  16. Tricia

    Celtic Socks. They remind me of Ireland.

  17. Debbie

    I guess I’m the only one that sees hearts. How about Enchained Hearts or Love My Sock?

  18. Julia

    I’ve seen names before where they take the English word and translated it into another language for a different twist. Building on the suggestions above, here are a couple of options.
    I like the sound of the word “zumaya.” The translation is screech owl. The socks don’t feel screechy, but I do like the word. “Harfango” is a snowy owl.

    Butterfly is Mariposa in Spanish.

    I also saw pretzels, but the spanish translation for pretzel doesn’t roll off the tongue.

    Maraña means tangle, like “Tangled Hearts.”

    Man this is tough. I can’t wait to see all the suggestions and ultimately your final choice.

    It’s a beautiful sock.

  19. Chrissy

    Butterfly Braids!

  20. Andrea K

    I think they look like the infinity symbol to me… so, To Infinity and Beyond Socks

  21. Timiae

    I like Twisted Hearts or Intertwined Hearts or Linked Hearts or Linked in Love or something along those lines. Gorgeous!

  22. Julie

    I see gull wings so how about Jonathon Livingston?Very nice pattern and love the color!

  23. One Sheep

    Athena(Greek) / Minerva (Roman) is the goddess of crafts, among other things, and is often depicted with or symbolized by an Owl. With the way the owls are stacked on these socks, I’d like to suggest Obelisk of Athena or Minerva’s Tower. Mix and match names and structures as you see fit.

  24. sabrina

    “amathest away.”… “purple pretzel”…. “lavender lagoon” …. something like that.

  25. Kitten With A Whiplash

    The cables remind me of the very flirtatious Domino masks on a handle that ladies carried at the Masquerade Ball – the kind that could be easily moved aside for a coquettish glance, then quickly put back in place before the gentleman could become too sure of his chances. SO I’d like to suggest Masque d’Amor for the name of these socks.

  26. Christel

    I see the owl thing, but it could also be a very intricate chains linked together. This is hard, there are already so manynice choices. It’s an absolutely gorgeous sock!! So here a couple to consider–‘The “Eyes” of “March”‘ (Did someone use that already, I didn’t read closely through all 27 replies). For the chain theme–“Chained Melody”.

  27. Barb

    Awww c’mon I still see my BOOKWORM. Think about all the pattern books you read before making this beauty of a sock.

  28. Indoor Grills

    i use google when i want to do some spanish translation, it is good for general spanish translation –;


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