Saturday, January 16, 2010

Sock Limbo

I've been knitting--lots of knitting!  I've been quite disciplined and click-click away on the needles every day--usually 1-2 hours in the evening and about 45 min at nap and lunch time (too bad I don't get naptime, but that's a whole other ball of yarn). 

With all that knitting time, you'd think I'd have at least ONE finished sock to show!  Unfortunately, unexpected projects came up due to my son's propensity for losing things (namely mittens).  So my poor little old sock has taken a backseat--more like lost in limbo!

progress of lone sock during the holidays

So sad about the sock too.  Remember I had to frog it 'cuz I didn't like the wonky cuff (see this).  After casting on again, I managed to finish the leg and get past the point where I frogged.  Doesn't it look purty?  I really like the striping effect which looks so much better without a cuff.

sock awaiting heel flap

The original pattern (from Vogue Knitting's Ultimate Sock Book) called for a 3" leg, but I increased it to 4".  All the stitches are arranged and awaiting the heel flap.  Alas this sock must wait.  At least until the mittens get done (more on those tomorrow as it is also a tale of woe).

And it probably doesn't help that I'm tackling a big project for Bernat (maybe I need to try something smaller before embarking on another big project). Actually the big project is my personal "everest": can I finish it on my self-imposed two-month deadline? My track record is not good when it comes to knits for me.  Still, I've managed to finish baby sweaters in weeks and child-sized sweaters in a month. How long will it take me to finish a big-girl-sized sweater? 

Hope your knitting is behaving. :)


  1. you knit for 2-1/2 hours per day, lucky you??? who cleans your house? does your grocery shopping? will you lend me your butler for a day or two? ;-)

    i love those socks! love the colors, just right for the winter "blues" ;-)

  2. The socks are coming along great and that's a very pretty colorway. Don't lose heart on your big project. I just finished my biggest knitting project ever and I can tell you, there's no better feeling. Small stuff feels good because it's quick and easy but the major knits bring a superior satisfaction that can scarcely be described. Knit On!

  3. LOL, Knitinsage! No butler, but dear hubby gets home before me and makes supper (and I do dushes). As for a clean house, what's that? LOL

  4. Thanks Wool-Free. It's so easy to get discouraged with the big stuff, but I so want to wear the item when its finished.


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