What improves a day?? More socks!!

So, I decided to take a stab at these socks. Why? Perhaps I'm slightly masochistic. (Seriously, go check out the link.) I even dyed yarn specifically for them - because I wanted a deep wine-ish color that varied slightly from time to time, and I hadn't found any available. (Have you checked the link let, did you see that craziness??) Well, I've cast on for the first sock, and I can tell that this will be a long if not hard fought project, and it makes me want one of those progress bar thingies for the side of my page. I think it might be a great form of accountability for the A.D.D. nature of my list of knitting projects.

Anywho, I did start them, and they are looking very nice. Mind you, I've only finished the ribbing at the top and just started the patterning. I've completed one half-row of the pattern, as I'm taking these pretty slow. This shot is from more than a week ago, when I was amidst the ribbing. I haven't had time to take progress shots this week, at least not when there's any daylight.

I'm excited, but I don't think I'll have a whole pair of them until I'm 30. Maybe not, maybe they'd be great travel knitting, because they are definitely not good take to work knitting, which is most of why they're going slow.

And Rosie - I needed to thank you publicly for all the great suggestions - you rock my face off! Also, I need to thank Cheryl, both for kindly offering to coordinate a second monthly meeting of us yarn crazies (and tonight was a Godsend, seriously), and for the offer to teach me continental - I hope you're patient!

{/ oscar moment}

PS - I hide links in my post folks, believe it or not, there have been many over the last couple weeks, but the underlining only shows up when you put the mouse over the words. Happy hunting!!


Cheryl in VA said...

I am so jealous!!! I really want to do these socks, but being that I currently have a serious case of Knitting ADD (KADD) I really must get some finishes done first. Oh the life of a recovering KADD. I want to see these in 2 wks. Just let me know when you would like to start learning continental. Even if you would like to meet somewhere near your work during your 'supper' hour (so most time can be spent learning vs driving)

PixieRose said...

I'm about to start these socks too (making mine out of lorna's laces sock yarn in a very girly pink color that I know wont appeal to you at all). Can't wait to see the progress. I have a few things I have to finish up before I can start mine but I plan to start them asap.