Sunday, January 27, 2008

Look what came in the mail...

Okay, it's time to confess one of my dark secrets. I love the Showtime series Dexter. Dexter is America's most loved Serial Killer. It's really sick, if you think about it, to be rooting for the bad guy, but, hey.... he's such a good bad guy. "So what does this have to do with yarn?" you ask. Well, in the first season (which will be aired on CBS next month to fill in the lack of stuff due to the writer's strike), the Ice Truck Killer, the bad killer (not Dexter who is the good killer, remember?) kills hookers and paints each fingernail a different color. Hence this colorway called Hooker's Fingernails.

Where did I get this sick colorway? From Dharmafey of Cosmic Fibers. Only the catch is, you need to be a member of the Dexter group on Ravlery. And if, by chance, you already are a Dexter fan, there several more colorways: Dexter's Canvas, Hawaiian Shirts, Lila, Ice Truck Killer, Dexter, Dark Defender, and Bay Harbor Butcher. Jen has started knitting a pair of socks in the Dexter colorway. If you scroll all the way to the bottom you'll see the skein of Dexter.

So, in another Ravelry TV group, Bones Fans, there is a challenge to knit socks. "Ho Hum?" you say. "Another sock challenge..." Well, in this show, the male lead, Seeley Booth, played by yummy David Boreanaz (of Angel fame) plays an FBI agent that rebels against the suit and tie thing by wearing big belt buckles and wild socks! Also red and white striped ones, red and black striped socks, and socks with white, grey and purple stripes. David Borenaz likes these rather wild socks as well as Seeley Booth. So...I'm thinking maybe I'll make the Hooker's Fingernails into socks for David/Seeley. I'll let you know if I really do sacrifice my yarn to that project or not!

As I traveled through my blog reading today, it was great fun to see who was nominated for the "You Make My Day" award by the people I'd nominated for it. Added several new blogs to my list today upon those recommendations. This was a fun project. Thanks again, Joansie for including me!

My knitting yesterday may have been an exercise in futility. No more comments on it until I decided to keep it or frog it. Let you know....

It's rainy today, but not too cold. Fifty-six right now according to my little computer weather reader. Looks cold and nasty though...grey and wet. Good day for knitting, listening to books or watching old movies and knitting.


  1. I love Booth. I belong to the same group and would love to partake, but have never knitted socks before. Maybe if there's a next time...

  2. Liat loves Bones, so I'll have to tell her about this. I'm not on Ravelry, but it sounds like fun. I love your new yarn! The colors are so pretty. Wouldn't it be cool if you gave the socks to the actor and he wore them on the show?? That's assuming the writers' strike ever ends...

    Good luck with your knitting. Sometimes, I don't know, the knitting just seems to be spiteful and sassy, and badly in need of a time out. Hope things improve today!

  3. I agree with Amy's comment. It was my pleasure to give you the award. Anyway, it's so much fun to see what everyone else is reading and find other good blogs. I think I'm think?


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