March 29, 2009

As A Knitter

You know yourself when a project is leading you to crazyville. It's that one project that you thought you could do 'in a snap' because while it might not be intricate or difficult, it's boring enough to make you wish you could hire someone else to do it for you.

That's where I am with a project that I'm working on. I can feel my face scrunch up every time I pick it up. I'll love it when it's done, I just can't get there. I broke up the monotony once by knitting a baby sweater, but I didn't have the heart to go back to it again.

So, to break up the monotony again, I decided to go back to my first and true love - socks. Small, quick, portable and they provide instant gratification. So, three days ago I broke out the Cherry Tree Hill supersock in blues and purples (that's the color on the label):

With my trusty size US #2 needles I went to work on a pair of socks for my son. His size 9 1/2 feet required most of the ball of yarn (almost all 420 yards), and the socks are a plain pattern which I found in Knitting Circles Around Socks. Of course, all of the socks in this book are knit two at a time, but I did the socks one at a time. Two at a time for me takes too much brain and I enjoy doing my socks one at a time.

So, with earth hour behind me and an hour spent dining by candlelight with my son, who is as charming by candlelight as he is in the usual fluorescent glow of the regular lights, we had a peaceful evening.

Now with the socks done I guess I can get back to that other thing. So, if you don't hear from me for a couple of days, it's because I went back to 'that' project AND I'm in a coma.

1 comment:

  1. You are so funny... Don't worry, "that" project will be done in no time. Maybe if you were in a coma, you would be done thinking about it and finish it off! If you need some company or consolation while knitting "that" thing, give me a call. Maybe I can chat you to a race the more I talk, the more you knit and you would have to finish just to shut me up!...haha