I finished another pair of socks this weekend. In fact, I started them late on Saturday the 3rd (did the toe while watching a movie with a friend) and officially finished them Friday night. I blocked them this past Saturday, and they were dry and ready to go by this morning. (Hello, how’s that for a fast pair of socks! One week, start to finish.) Here’s a photo of the start of the second sock, which I worked on while waiting in line at the post office. (And can I just say that the post office features the world’s slowest-moving lines that are completely full of little old ladies . . . and that night, me. On the plus side, I got about 3/4 of an inch knit while in line!)
I’d started knitting with this yarn a while back, on my way to Philly for the weekend, but that design was laid to rest. I’m not sure if I’ll go back to what I was doing there ever; I completely lost interest in it, and it was tricky. Here’s what they looked like back then (I know, totally different, right?).
Since finishing this red pair, I’ve cast on and done 3/4 of another sock that’s based on their pattern–a refinement/perfection. And I can’t show any of this knitting to you, if I ever want to try submitting the patterns. Which is just so wrong.
I hadn’t realized just how much I relish posting an FO–getting feedback, hearing similar stories. Most of all, I like the showing off! Sure, I bring FOs to work and share them with appreciative friends there, and the recipient is certainly going to be thrilled and will dance around. But it’s just not the same. I’m going to have to start something new asap so that I’ll have something else to talk about in the meantime!
I’ve got new yarn I purchased and want to play with, but it might just become stockinette socks–not all that thrilling to post about.
I’ve got a dinosaur promised to an old coworker (she wants Stegs in orange). As you all understand, knitting something you’ve knit before just doesn’t have that zing. Oh, and I’ve got my own version of an apatosaurus in the works, but I’m still not entirely satisfied with the neck/body junction, though the neck is nice and curvy.
And I’ve really got plenty of stash to be planning for and using up. MD Sheep & Wool is in just under two months, and I’m allowing myself some big purchases that weekend, I think. Yes, I’m going to get over my childhood aversion to MDS&W and join you all in the fibery goodness! KnitBlogCon, right??