I have a confession to make. I made a total impulse buy. I try very hard to not succumb to yarn impulse purchases because I do try to be responsible about my yarn acquisitions and I think for me it would be a slippery slope. When I saw the Oh Clark! colorway from Desert Vista Dyeworks though, I just bought it.
Inspired by the classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, it was just too perfect.
Like so many families, ours loves this hilarious holiday movie. We actually just introduced it to our kids last year. We had to take a video of our son laughing hysterically at the squirrel in the Christmas tree part. Obviously, if ever there was a yarn impulse buy for me, this would be the one.
And when it came time for our own Christmas vacation, I knit these babies across three states, finishing sock #1 just as we pulled into my in-law’s driveway in Missouri.And a couple days later, by the very dim light of another Christmas classic, A Christmas Story, I finished up sock #2. I added in the heels at home a few days later.
Words can scarcely express how much I love these socks. From the toe…
How can I not be? From the toe to the cuff to the perfect colors to the sparkly stellina to the fun tie-in with the hilarious movie, I honestly don’t know how these could be any better. I am embracing the Oh Clark! impulse buy and I am going to wear the heck out of these crazy fun socks this holiday season. In fact, I will probably just wear them year-round. They are simply that good. Add them to the long list of my favorite socks — there’s no questions that these make the cut!