Friday, July 09, 2010

Socks Just Never Get Old


How is it that some socks just seem to fly right off the needles? Some fly, and then some seem to take what feels like YEARS to finish up. These ones were the flying kind. But why is that? Could it be because these socks had no recipient waiting impatiently 4 months after Christmas for me to graft the dang toes for them? (Little do they know that they're likely going to have to wait another 4 months at least!) Or is it because I used my Signature needles? (Those things are lethal- but FAST!) Could it simply be because I absolutely adore this yarn and even 10 years after discovering my first ball of self-striping yarn, I still marvel at the way the stripes work up?

I'm stumped.

But this game just never gets old.

It's smoking hot outside, and it's too hot to allow any sort of knitterly thing to drape over my lap. So socks it is!

Yarn? My favorite shade of Fabel- 911. This is the same colour I used many moons ago to crochet those wee baby mukluks! I thought it was about time I added this colour to my own sock wardrobe! Why do babies always get to have all the fun anyway?

Needles? 2.5 mm Signature needles I purchased last summer at the Sock Summit. MAN! Those things are SHARP- but oh-so-efficient!

Pattern? The one that I store in my head. Every sock knitter has one of those.

So, I hope you are keeping cool while hopefully knitting up a sock or two. I suppose that two is the sensible thing to do usually... Or so I'm told.

But, if knitting socks just doesn't seem to be helping you beat the heat, then eat some gelato.

Lemon and hazelnut please.

And thanks.


Anonymous said...

That sock rocks with those heels!! And yes, I DO have a sock, self-striping blues/teals, on the needles. Nearly at the toe...

Anonymous said...

What a pair of beautiful socks you got there! Not to mention the shoes! Yes, the SHOES!!! So pretty.
Good job on the flying socks.....keep your knitting stuff flying!