Monday, March 17, 2008

And then, I flopped

I had all these plans for the weekend. Casting on a hat, casting on a pair of socks for Mr. Batty, possibly even casting on for Tangled Yoke. Instead, I simply flopped. I felt strangely tired and blah, and the only knitting I did was this sock. I call it the 1979 sock.


Why 1979? Because in person, these colors are exactly the burnt orange, olive green, and yellowish something-or-other that was all the rage that year. There are pictures of me in similar getups, dressed lovingly by a mother who wanted her daughter to look stylish. And let me tell you, I was stylin'!
This yarn is a gift from my sister. She was born in 1983... my guess is she didn't even know these socks would make me feel young again!

I wasn't the only one feeling floppy, either. This is Morgana flopping in my comfy chair, as if she owned the thing -- which, in her mind, she does.


I was browsing through some cat behavior books at the bookstore, and one of them pointed out that a cat who comes to you for snuggles considers you dominant/a parent figure. The cat who considers him/herself dominant graciously allows his/her retainers to come up and cuddle the superior feline Person. Given this analysis, I must say that it has been confirmed: Morgana thinks of herself as She-Queen of the Universe. No wonder she takes offense when I displace her from her throne!

13 comments:

Thea said...

those ARE SO 70s -- they match the bathroom in my old house! But you know that look's pretty in, so go with em. Also love the Noro socks - must get my hands on that yarn - I've seen it in my LYS - it looks so cool. Is it soft on the feets?

Ceallach said...

I think they are purty.

Batty, darlink, you have been reading my blog for how long (?!) and you don't know what the solar dyeing is? (so to find out, go to my website ceallachdyes.com and read the FAQs....that should help!)

IrishgirlieKnits said...

The She-Queen of the Universe...her and Bailey both. They give us that look of, excuse me, but I'm sitting here?! Love it!!

Those socks are fabulous!! I have to agree....so 70's!

Bezzie said...

I was going to say I think that sock matches a chair we used to have. It's pretty cool nonetheless!

Lauren said...

hehe! I like the 1979 sock.

Well I'm glad to know that my cats think the humans are dominant. They both go to humans for their snuggles. But then, Mario also gets pissed off if you sit down next to him and disturb his spot.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

oh my! But they'll be fun! I have a soft spot for things in those colors! LOL

Amanda said...

Nice socks! :) 1979 is the first year I actually have (vague) memories of, so I have a warm spot for those colors, LOL!
I just emailed my husband about us being Superior Feline People. Lucy (gray cat) in particular snuggles up the second we sit down, and Syd (calico) never leaves my side all night long. Max - well - he's another story.... :P

sgeddes said...

I love the retro sock.

I didn't know that about cat behaviour. Interesting!

weezalana said...

LOL - those are definitely 70s. I suddenly have fond memories of my sneaker rollerskates...

fleegle said...

And Laptop thinks I am her parents and grandparents.

I like the socks!

Rebel said...

I don't know about that cat-logic. Sally's always wants to sit on me and cuddle, but she's the queen of the house no doubt.

Cute socks!

boo said...

Fred comes up for snuggles when I'm cooking or eating, but rarely on the couch. Ginger comes for snuggles when I'm on the couch, but is totally aloof if there is no couch involved.

Maybe Ginger thinks the couch is dominant?

Great looking sock!

maryannlucy said...

what is it with black cats and feelings of superiority? We have 2, most nights we end up sitting on the floor!