Thursday, March 27, 2008
2nd sock sydrome sucks
Well, I'm knitting away on my second sock, working my way up the foot towards the toe, but it is hard to get all excited about this one. All the "firsts"...first stretchy cast on, first heel turn, first kitchener stitch (you know, I'm not too sure about that...when doing the kitchener, it seemed I'd done it before..though I can't remember when). All in all, while the 2nd sock has certainly (so far) gone faster than the first, and provided days of mindless knitting, it's just not been as much fun. But if I get off the computer and get on with my knitting, I could most likely finish it by tomorrow. At any rate, I'll get a fine bunch of knitting done tonight.
Another care package of Koolaid arrived from MOM...this time bigger and better than the last. There's even blues and greens in this package! I'm trying to hold off dyeing anything until I have the house to myself next week, when I plan on having yarn hanging to dry all over the house :) That's the plan anyway. But, I'm also planning on getting lots of spinning done, knitting up a storm, and making myself some DIY sock blockers. The instructions are easy enough, and the material easy to come by. Should be a breeze. And one set would do me for me and mom, as we are the same size.
I went on a bit of a shopping excursion yesterday, mainly for sock yarn. I got some Patonyle, which sadly has been discontinued. I got 6 whites (destined for the dye pot), 2 beige and 2 black. The black were supposed to be for Chris, but I made a miscalculation and I really need 3. I'm going to try to make it back to the shop where I bought it in the next day or so and get another.