I'm sorry I've been such a lousy blogger. My life has been overtaken by events, again. Despite being caught up in office closing-type events and feeling the presure of another big move edging closer, I'm still not sure where Sparky and I are headed next.
In spite of it all, I'm knitting like a fiend.
I present the May Socks
Project: May Socks
Pattern: Embossed Leaves Socks from Interweave Knits Winter 2005
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM
Yardage: 2 balls (about 350 yards)
Started: May 3, 2007
Finished: May 27, 2007
Yarn Source: Knit Happens
Needles: 2.75 mm (US 2)
Gauge: 7.5 stitches to the inch in stst
This is the second time that I've knit these socks and I still love the pattern! What the start and end dates above don't reveal is the total actual knitting time on these socks. I knit the second sock in about a day and a half (not counting the two weeks it took me to start it). The lace pattern is simple, yet compelling. The tubular cast on is stretchy and I plan on using it in many pairs of socks to come. While I definitely prefer to wear plain socks (like the April socks) I love knitting socks with patterns. They just seem to go so much faster. Instead of working until the end of a row, I always want to finish a pattern repeat. I heartily suggest these socks for a lace beginner.
These socks are also my attempt to get a head start on Christmas knitting. I sort of feel like there are a finite number of pairs of wool socks that I really need (especially since I'm looking to move somewhere really warm) and with 7 pairs of socks still to go in my year of socks; I could really make some progress on Christmas gifts. I haven't decided exactly who these are going to yet. Many women in my family have similar sized feet.
I've actually made all sorts of progress on other projects too. I'm done with the back and the fronts of Peace. I've finally finished the annoying peplum from Blossom and the Surprise project is almost entirely done (the knitting has been done for a while, but the blocking and finishing is taking a while). I hope to be posting all sorts of pictures, but you may have to bear with me as the rest of my life continues to be an unfortunate distraction from knitting.
I'm also extending a massive apology to the many people to whom I owe email. I'll get to it I promise. Just as soon as I have time to think.