Sunday, August 5, 2007

Sock Update

These two skeins of yarn have been used to start a pair of socks and the first sock of each pair has been knit. They are patiently waiting for me to start sock two so that they can realize their destinies and become a pair... yes, a pair of socks. I do believe the way to solve the whole second sock syndrome thing is by making sure I don't start another first sock unless I have at least one second sock on needles to work on also. After all, its not as if I don't have enough sock needles. Although, I could become quite philosophical and ask is it possible to have to many sock needles. Could one, perhaps, not have enough and some night when the urge strikes to start another pair of socks, it would have to be night, otherwise, you'd just go to your favorite or my favorite yarn store to pick up more needles, is it possible that you wouldn't have any needles to do this, to start a new pair of socks because we all know it wouldn't be a lack of sock yarn, especially in my house, where my husband has again made negative comments about my stash, then what would one do? (Do you think that sentence could be any longer or more parenthetical) I, in retrospect, realize that I would simply knit a sock in progress onto any one of many circular needles and use the now sockless dpns to start my new sock, perhaps out of this yarn...
If I'm going to stick to my plan, I will need to start sock two of a pair before I can start sock one of this yarn. After all, I already have sock one of these two pairs on needles. I'm sure you noticed that the blue sock is much smaller than the other sock (whose color in this photo is hard to describe as I know it is a beautiful variegated and here it looks, sorta, well, hmm..... you tell me) anyway, back to the point I'm trying to make if you just wouldn't let me keep getting off topic we could just get through this blog and be done by now... so where was I... oh yes, that's right, the lone toe of my blue sock, I'm having a time figuring out what its sockly destiny is (I made up another new word, spell check doesn't like this one at all)... I've been doing a lot of YO patterns (funny spell check doesn't react to YO at all) and I'm kinda leaning toward a twisted stitch pattern, problem is in all my knitting life I have never attempted cables or twisted stitches, I know, I know hard to believe what's even harder to believe is that I've allowed myself to be intimidated by them, good God what's up with that? I'm raising three of the smartest, mouthiest, know it alls on the planet second only to their father in being right all the time (yes, they are boys...sigh... I hear they're easier than girls esp when teen aged but come on) none of this intimidates me, even the always right husband, I even have an always right Italian father and he doesn't intimidate me so how can a little itsy bitsy thing (another couple words spell check doesn't like, but I know I didn't make them up) like a cable or a simple twisted stitch pattern have me in a tizzy, no idea maybe I'm just too linear for twisted and cabled stitches, this will have to change as I like the look of both kinds of patterns. So here we are me blogging about socks instead of doing what I should be doing or would like to be doing which is just knitting them and your reading this instead of doing what you should be doing or would like to be doing (if what you should be doing is any kind of work don't worry about it, it'll still need to be done when your done) if what you'd like to be doing is knitting something then lets get to and pick up some needles and knit away, if you are some other kind of fiber artist reading this then go do what you do, even if I'll never understand the whole crochet thing, although, I am being drawn to the whole spinning thing which could open a huge can of worms as I already don't have the kind of time I'd like to have to knit, imagine what would happen to my stash if I started to spin the stuff I knit with, did you notice my husband shudder and look around to see why he suddenly got a chill up his spine? On that happy note I will leave you to knit (take that anyway you'd like) Later.... CJ oh and K, I'm sorry my whole sock program just doesn't really work with the sweater program... I'll figure something out, honest, or maybe I'll just continue to feel really guilty... who knows. Love you, C

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crochetrocks said...

Can you say sock addiction!!! You need help!! however, there may be a reprieve for you if you finish a sweater!!!

tekopp said...

a couple of comments:
Grumparina has a great tutorial for cableing without a cable needle, which helped me a lot recently when I made my first cable sock, the widdershins pattern in knitty is fairly eeasy if you want cables :)

You can have to few sock needles, I have 4 sets of 2.5mm needles, the reason behind the fourth was that all the others were in use when I needed a set ;)

and to get beter pictures of the yarn, try taking them in natural light, or at least not use the flash. It also helps if you don't have the yarn on something that reflects the light, since it obscures the pictures. Just a few tricks I found after taking a lot of pictures.
Hope this helps :) and good luck with the second sock syndrome ;)