to be fair,
wendy didn’t really
taunt me with sock yarn.
i might even
have asked her
if she had any of this
after seeing suzanne‘s
project pics on ravelry.
in all honesty that my own short attention span is to blame
and not wendy’s generosity in being willing to part with
this amazing sock yarn.
…um, now that i’ve told ‘the rest of the story’,
will some kind knitter please come over and frog the skew sock that i already started?
i’m sure i don’t want to finish it,
but not so sure i can rip all those many rows of tiny, precise stitches out.
where is super grover when you really do need him anyways?
‘need’ taken from 16:21 of exodus.
apparently contrast is my achilles heel. remember this?
i do love shibui sock yarn.
it’s soft and i have a
well known weak spot
for semi solid colorways.
still, it doesn’t give my skew socks
that i envisioned.
my fingers keep knitting, but all the while my head is saying,
“why are you doing all this work to knit on the bias
when the greens transition so smoothly that the angles hardly show at all?”
then my so called ‘friend’ wendy
offered up this ‘opal hunderwasser‘
(but would a true friend
boldly colored sock yarn
in front of a friend
who was halfway thru her first sock of a pair
in a much more subdued,
or dare i say
even boring by comparison, colorway?)
i am not so sure…
‘comparison’ taken from 3:10 of 2nd corinthians.
like i had said that i would, i had every intention of
posting up a pic of my first sock so far
two full days ago.
i kept thinking,
‘i’ll just finish up this one last repeat and then take the photo’
along with, ‘this will look so much more complete once i do this row…’
so you can see how the knitting happened
but the photo taking did not.
finally sat myself down right in the middle of the kitchen island last night
(as the light is better here than nearly anywhere else)
and snapped these couple of shots.
progress is definitely being made
(do you remember this pic?)
in an ‘i am the turtle,
not at all the hare’
kind of way.
‘slow’ taken from 86:15 in the psalms.
my skew are coming along well.
a good halfway through the first sock now.
feeling so good about knitting socks, that when i stumbled upon
string theory colorworks‘ yarns, with the 8-10 row wide stripes, i quickly picked
the colors of my next three awesomely striped pairs of socks.
top to bottom these are:
continuum in ‘jupiter’
continuum in ‘neutron’
and tachyon in ‘proton’.
this yarn feels as good as it looks and i am thrilled with it!
now i just have to knuckle down and finish the pair of skew. wip pic here tomorrow.
and no laughing allowed. i’m going as fast as i can on these ridiculously small sticks…
‘fast’ taken from 2:15 in 2nd thessalonians.
it must be at least two years ago now that i first heard about ‘magic loop’.
my stomach twitched, my knees knocked. and i walked away, fast.
i like dpns.
i know that i am
in the minority here,
but i do like them, sam-i-am.
so why change tools & take the leap into an abyss of unknown?
peer pressure, pure and simple.
two years of ‘you’ll like it’
& ‘there’s nothing to it’
& ‘go ahead, try it’
to get to me.
still, it was the idea of using size 0’s (for my skew socks) that was the final straw.
can you imagine my tremors at the thought of five size 0 dpns?
off the charts.
so i tasted this new to me technique
and boy am i loving it!
can’t remember now
why i waited at all.
‘tasted’ taken from 16:31 in exodus.
if i had
afternoon with my
knitta’s from the taunton s’n’b
i would have (finally) learned
the magic loop technique
and gotten about a big toe worth
of a skew sock done.
now you know tiny needles and thin yarns are not my forte
or my preference by any means
(give me bulky on size 11’s
on any day of the week)
so certainly this did
not just happen.
not at all.
and thanks to fiendishchef for the phone pic.
‘preference’ taken from 21:16 of deuteronomy.