Friday, November 02, 2007

sock slut

in wednesdays comments, bells accused me of having a one track mind. at the moment, this is true. all i can think about are socks.

but i have another confession. i am a sock slut.

not only do i have terrible second sock syndrome, so that the contrast socks for trent have been sitting at 50% on ravelry (and in the wip basket!) for some time now, but i have broken one of my own cardinal sock knitting rules.

that is, never cast on a new sock without finishing the current sock. you dont have to finish the pair, but you cant have two active socks on the needles.

until now.

look what i did:



see the unfinished thuja languishing, abandoned, in the background there. it is still sulking.

its not my fault. it was the siren call of the waratah hand dyed that sent me crashing onto the rocks of sock-sluttiness. let alone the divine pattern that is 'waving lace' socks:


this is my first real attempt at lace knitting of any kind (the couple of test swatches in that horrid brown stuff that margie gave me ages ago doesnt count), let alone using a chart. (i was so nervous about that part that i wrote it all out line by line anyway just to make sure!). i have made some adjustments in the stitch count and from 4 needles down to three, so it took a couple of attempts very early yesterday morning to get the rhythm of the pattern right, and i also had to look up on the internet thingy about yarn overs before you purl, but today i have this:


the whole scalloped edge. you cant really see the pattern in such close up but it is really there!

i am about to start on the leg. i am in love with this sock.

does that make me less slutty? ok, no it doesnt. *sigh*

its worth it though.

k xx

ps this weekend we are off to manildra to play with sheep. have a good one.

6 comments:

Bells said...

Is there no stopping you, woman? Do you have no morals?


ps I love those socks but couldn't get them right. I wish you success and if you get it right, I'll feel inspired to try again!

Rose Red said...

Oh. If you are a sock slut then I clearly have been without morals for some time. I confess I have had, at numerous times, 3 pairs of socks all on the needles...

Plus another couple of non-sock projects as well (see, can't even be faithful to the sock species, let alone one sock!)

amy said...

If it's all love, you're not a slut. More importantly, if you're having fun, not a slut. That was always my thought. *wink and grin*

Georgie said...

Wanton hussy you! But I dont blame you for falling for that yarn and pattern combo - very hard to resist.

Its looking lovely. Maybe the thuja wont sulk so much if you let it watch ;-)

TinkingBell said...

Hurrah for knitting promiscuity! - I always have 2 sorts of socks on the needles - 1 easy straightforward knitting (basic sock - generally self striping or faux fairisle) for travelling, playgroup, P&F meetings, and a more exciting one for times when I can concentrate - that my dear, is not sluttiness - that is flexibility and adaptation!

Jejune said...

I think having 2 different socks OTN is the perfect solution to Second Sock Syndrome - there's always something different to work on, depending on your mood!

Those colours are just beautiful, and yay for lace!