5 And A Beagle

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Countdown Begins! 

I have grand plans to knit 8 pair of socks between now and Christmas. Actually....between now and a few weeks before Christmas. If my math is correct, that means I will have to maintain a rate of one sock per week

Kathryn has provided me with some valuable suggestions, not the least of which is to use yarn that is enjoyable to work with. Meet Ruth's hand dyed yarn at Impulse of Delight.

It's a delight to work with in every way.

One pair down, 7 to go. Here is a pair of Embossed Leaves Socks from Interweave-25 Favorite Socks , and coming in at 1 day over two weeks, I'm pretty much on track. Good thing the person they're made for has petite feet.

The next pair are a size 10-1/2 men's....not quite the same as a ladies 6, but they're Spey Valley from Nancy Bush Knitting on the Road, which once you get past the cuff, it's mindless knit/purl. Another suggestion from Kathryn, pick at least one pair with a simple pattern for times when you want to knit, but you don't want to think. Spey Valley hits the mark there.

Here's the first of the the pair after a few hours of knitting. Again with yarn from Impulse of Delight.

Two of the remaining socks will be Christmas in Tallinn, as a thank you for each of the teachers that took the choir to Estonia this summer. Those two stockings will certainly not be in the 'mindless knit' category.

Beyond those, I have yet to chose patterns for the remaining 5 pair. They'll be going to #3 and his friends as a little something to keep their feet warm during their first east coast winter. But I'm putting an embargo on yarn purchases for the next little while....time to whittle away at more of the in house stock.



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