We Have A Winner!
Posted by notthatkat on January 14, 2008
The Colortweed socks won the race to become the first FO of 2008. Mostly because I haven’t had the time and energy to sew the sleeves into Thermal, let alone go button shopping.
Here’s Thermal in it’s current sad state. It only lacks shoulder seams, buttons, and weaving ends. And a wee bath will improve it tremendously, I’m sure. I’ll get around to finishing it soon-ish. I promise.
What I have had time and patience for is fairly mindless knitting- something I can pick up and put down without worrying about losing my place. It’s amazing to me how much quicker this is knitting up. I know, larger gauge. I will soon be at the point of dividing the sleeves from the body, and shortly after it will lose its dead simple quality, as all the detail (which I love) happens at the lower body and sleeve. But I love it so far.
There must, of course, be a pair of socks going, so I cast on these on Friday. I thought briefly about starting Thelonious or another CookieA sock, or something else more complicated, but again, the need for dead simple right now. It looks complex so far, but after about this point, the patterning becomes much simpler. These are Lenore socks, from the Rockin’ Sock Club (Oct 2007) and they were designed by La Harlot. The yarn is part of the Raven series, and I may have to try some of the other colors if they’re still available when I allow myself to buy yarn again.
I’m off to catch up on some lost sleep before I go dashing off again.