Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Round and Round and Round
Okay, I've had a lot of fun actually knitting, but I don't know about this! I seem to be doomed to never be able to finish a pair of socks.
I knit my first sock this fall...the one that was for me my drug pusher, I mean my good friend Cynthia had given me a ball of sock yarn called "Vegas Lights" and believe me, as a Vegas girl, the colors are appropriate. See, doesn't it look like the colors in a casino carpet????
But then Sock got set aside so that I could work on my sweetie's pair of socks. Since I only had one...he only got one...the next one was due Valentines Day. And I DID finish it. Its just that something happened and a hole resulted (I blame the cat, personally.) So the Valentines Day sock is now sock #1 (and I'd show you a picture, but we are having technical difficulties).
Now I MUST be a true knitter, because a few days before Christmas, I figured I could get baby socks done for my little goddaughter for Christmas, and that would be easier than actually going shopping during those chaotic weeks.....only problem is.....she has a sister, and I can't make Morgan socks without making a pair for Ashley (godmother guilt)...besides, it would be cute. They'd match. So here we are in February. In all fairness, I did get the baby socks done before Epiphany, which was the goal....but Ashley's weren't done. Then I looked at Morgan's feet and realized they were too small, so I had to unstitch the toes and add a few rows (still don't know if they fit, and at this rate, I should just go for preschool size). Then when I cast on the 2nd sock of Ashley's...I miscounted the stitches in the 1st one and it came out smaller, though probably more appropriate...so two days ago...I just finished sock #2 (really, #3). Wouldn't it have been a great idea if I'd written all that stuff down???? Well, knowing me, I probably wouldn't be able to find that either!
"Great!" you say. "Now you're done." NOW I CAN'T FIND ONE OF THE BABY SOCKS!!!
(at least I remember that I cast on 24 for that one)
So, as a fledgling participant in the 1st Knitting Olympics, my goal is not a noble vest, like Cynthia....I am participating in a personal sockathon (like marathon...not like telethon, though if you want to call me to offer to knit my socks for me, I will be appreciative).....and I am sure that by the time I finish that baby sock, my husband's pair of socks, and Good Lord willing, my own blessed sock.....I will be ready for something done in rows for a while.