Monday, July 21, 2008

Anti-Tech

I don't know what to tell you guys. The last few weeks I have just been avoiding the computer. No posting, no reading blogs, no nothing. I may have popped on to check email a few times, but that's been it, sorry.

There has been knitting:


Done: Pretty Pink Vogs in Panda Cotton, color Rosewater

These socks were promised to one of our dear buddies years ago, but wool allergies and my picky-picky-ness about sock yarn delayed them for quite a bit. I'm secretly hoping they don't fit her so I can keep them.

There is a half-sized knapsack that I keep sock leftovers in, and folks, the bag is getting mighty full. My newest stash-busting effort is to knit up one colorway of left-over sock yarn before starting a new sock project. I started with the leftover cocoa Gloss from the Chapeau Marnier I knit earlier this year:

Done: Baby Vogs in Knitpicks Gloss, color Cocoa

These are very cute and are just knit at half scale (one repeat instead of two on each needle). I still had a bit of cocoa left, so I bust out the burgundy leftovers and started some plain little socks.

Nearly done: Baby Gloss socks in Knitpicks Gloss, colors burgundy and cocoa

The only reason these socks aren't done is because, now that I'm at the heel, it ends up that I may not have enough cocoa to finish it. I have another skein in the same dye lot, but that's not really the point, is it? So I'm sitting on these socks, waiting for the little bit of yarn to grow a few more yards.

The stash-busting exercises may be in vain anyway; I am so horrible at figuring out the size, length, and shape of children's feet that I cannot guarantee that these two pairs of socks will fit anyone I know (or who exists outside the realm of the supernatural). They may be toddler socks, they may be a complete disaster. I think I put the odds in my favor by knitting them way longer than I think they should be; this needs to be done with all my socks as I live with the delusion that everyone has much dinkier feet than they actually possess.

After this little sock and my perpetual stockinette scarf (you don't need a picture, honest) I will have nothing at all on the needles. Nada. Zilch. I do have two projects in the wings, both for the upcoming holiday orgy of gift giving. We are going to be a handmade holiday household (say that five times fast) this year, and there is no time to waste.

3 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

Looks like your blog post was a real "sock it to ya" kind of post, LOL

I laughed about the cocoa yarn growing, I do that too, or I knit real fast cause if I go fast maybe I can finish before the yarn runs out. Time is of the essence, lol.

trek said...

Judging by the dpns for scale, and my knowledge of Neatnik's foot, I'd say those are about right for a child 4-6 years old or so. 6 or so inches long?

valéria said...

Didn't I post over here on this post??? wow...that's stupid from me as I just love the socks you knitted. Very very pretty!!! I love lace and also patterns socks and I think you did a great job :-)