|What is it you ask?|
I admit that sometimes I get a little obsessive about a knitting pattern, even a knitting pattern for something I will probably never wear. While cruising around online I found a pattern for "Arizona Flip Flop Socks." (http://www.lusciousgracious.com/stitched/episode1/AZffsocks.htm) Forget that I don't like flip flops or live in Arizona. Regardless of these important facts, I decided to knit a pair thinking one day I might want to wear flip flops and I hate the way that piece of plastic feels between my toes. Maybe, my mind thought, if I had these socks I would not dislike wearing flip flops. I also thought this would be a good use of scrap yarn. With dpns (double pointed needles) in hand I knit a pair.
The problem with the first pair was I ran out of the scrap yarn I was using and the sock was too tight on my big toe. I decided to knit a second pair, because I need a pair of flip flop socks that fit. I went back to the stash of scrap yarn and behold I knit a second pair. However, now that I have two pairs of these abbreviated socks, I could not even bring myself to try them with a pair of flip flops, because as I said before I really don't like flip flops. I dislike the cheap shoes so much that the hour I wear flip flops after a pedicure is almost like torture. After several days of looking at the knitted items I finally gave in and modeled the the socks for photographs for my ravelry page. After the photo shoot I immediately took off the shoes and the socks.
End result I still don't like flip flops. The bottom line is maybe I should spend less time cruising on the Internet.