Happy Mardi Gras!
I finished my Mardi Gras socks with more than a week to spare:
I've even worn them a few times, and guess what? They don't stay up. I suppose I need to thread some thin elastic through the tops (the question is, how do I attach said elastic? I don't think I can very well tie a knot in it, so I guess I'd have to sew it on.)
I'm wearing them today, along with some Mardi Gras beads that I caught at one of the parades in 1994 or 1995. No, I didn't show for them. ;) That doesn't happen as much as the media wants you to believe, although you will see many boobies along Bourbon Street. I never saw them Uptown, and don't really think that would fly.
Anyway, back to the socks -- I will forever love Dorchester Farms (sorry, I can't find a link for them!) for offering sock yarns in Mardi Gras colors - purple represents justice; green, faith; and gold, power.
I'll leave you with a little song: