sometime last year i did a roundup of my unfinished sock projects. (yes, i realize that my last post introduced YET ANOTHER sock).
i counted seven at the time. of the seven (plus another i started later in the year) i finished one. ripped out and remade another. gave up on three not-so-exciting socks. two others are still waiting wips.
i have officially given up the claim that i only work on one project at a time. (including my other non-sock knitting…the grand total of wips is (drum rolllll)……14! (high hat!) crazy. even crazier? i couldn’t find anything to knit last night. i ended up spreading out my stash over the living room floor, hoping to find inspiration. instead, i found a lot of sock yarn. much more than i thought i had. so much for keeping an up to date inventory (is it okay that i blame lack of time and lack of decent camera?)
anyway, this morning for my “study break” knitting, i picked up a long forgotten project i started made of this:
cidermoon ‘flurry’ in jackie o
100% superwash merino | 440 yds: 110 g
note: purchased at kc ‘06
cidermoon is a now defunct business. what a shame! their colorways were fun and i really liked the base yarns they chose. during their heydey i was attempting to be more conservative in my buying habits. thus, i only have two colorways in their fingering weight yarn. (sigh). i should have snatched up a couple other ones.
for those interested, one of the owners opened up shop as tuscan grove fibers. i’m not sure if it sells online, but i do know she sells through a lys, knitter’s mercantile.
anyway, i had the cuff and the ribbing to go….then i needed to fix the non-stretchy bind-off for the first sock. it was my first and only attempt at a tubular bo for 2×2 ribbing. i failed miserably. i debated if i should i try again or just use a sewn bo a la elizabeth zimmerman. given my enthusiasm might have waned quickly, i was going to just go for the EZ (pun intended!) way. ha! i kill me sometimes. how corny can you get? instead, i just did a loose standard bo cuz i was too lazy to find a yarn needle.
jackie o! lace socks
pattern: cross hatch lace from more sks (my rav link)
cidermoon flurry in jackie o
1 skein | 440 yds : 50 g | 100 merino wool
started: july 2007
finished: jan 27, 2009
needles: US #1 2.25mm knitpicks nickel plated circs
notes: fig 8 cast on 12, increased to 60, loose traditional bo…and yes, i know, almost two years in the making!!
hooray! i already have 2 fo’s for 2009!! this is probably due more to procrastinating from studying than a propensity for being uber-productive. oh well. i’ll take it.