As promised…

Here are my Ladybug socks, in their first incarnation:

I did this much in only maybe two hours! I’m really proud of myself.

And then I got creative with my photography.

And though the lighting doesn’t go the color of the yarn much justice, I thought the tentacles were worth sharing.

I’m really loving the patterns that allow me to memorize the work and then go from there, so that I’m not wondering where I am in the pattern. Also patterns that stray from the generic 2×2 rib, which is what is keeping me from finishing my first socks, the blue toe-up socks knit with Goth Chick yarn (I was going to link to the colorway but I cannot locate it right now).

And lastly:

Speaking of tentacles, the Smithsonian has just put out a book in conjunction with the University of Chicago Press (go, Maroons!) entitled The Deep that is all about the ocean, and I do love strange underwater creatures (Ia! Ia! Cthulhu ftaghn!). I am so going to have to purchase this book. It helps that the title is typeset in Cholla, which is inappropriate for this publication, but a beautiful typeface nonetheless.

And that is all for now.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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4 Responses to As promised…

  1. mouse says:

    No, No.. you only get the photos of Cthulhu in the book if it was the Smithsonian’s partnership with Miskatonic University that created the exhibit…..
    The phrase “speaking of tentacles” when you changed trains of thought made me crack up, especially because it went from handknit ladybug socks to H.P Lovecraft.

  2. happygoth says:

    Oh, cool! Thanks! I will update the link presently…

  3. dean says:

    The Smithsonian mag published a few pictures but the University of Chicago Press has a website for the book that includes a larger gallery of photos and information about the book and the author, including an author interview. See

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