Friday, September 5, 2008

first step

OK, this my first post in my attempt to regalvanize my knitting. I want to remind myself that I figured out, all by myself (with maybe a wee bit of help from the internets) how to knit two socks at one time. I managed to start and finish the pair on vacation, while the boys swam and fished and boated. As He is my witness, I doubt I will knit many single socks again. Should I ever feel like knitting socks again, that is.

I also figured out how to read while knitting, which was almost as big of a break-through as the two-socks-at-one-time thing. That day of sitting and reading-knitting on the screened-in porch, while the boys managed to amuse themselves for hours at a time (unheard of!) ranks up there as one of my all-time best days ever.

I don't have any pictures of the process, unfortunately. I do have one of the finished pair: made for Secondo, who at the tender age of 9, already has feet bigger than mine. I didn't know how big his feet really were when I started this project, or I might have picked Terzo as the beneficiary. I rashly discounted my measurement of Secondo's feet -- they couldn't possibly be THAT big, went my deluded motherly thought process -- and I ended up having to tink the toes and add a little more length before kitchnering them.


This was the only pair of socks that I managed to complete for Summer of Socks '08. The best laid plans, and all that. Plans along the lines of: "This is a great idea! It will motivate me to knit a pair of socks for everyone on my Christmas list! Plus maybe some orphans too! And I will have them all done by the end of August! And I just might win some free sock yarn while I am at it!"

The depths of my self-delusion have yet to be plumbed.

In related news (yes, I am using the term VERY loosely), it seems like my mojo might be lurking around again. I was completely unable to sit and do nothing while watching TV tonight. I couldn't be bothered to pick up that sock, but I did drag out this lady to spin for a while.


And everyone knows that spinning means yarn (eventually). And yarn means knitting (eventually). And so knitting can't be too far off.

Then again, maybe it can. Self-delusion rearing its ugly head.


  1. Yea! For beautiful socks and spinning wheel.

    So you only did one all summer, they are lovely. I only knit some lousy dishcloths and a prayer shawl.

    Isn't good that this is a hobby and our families don't have to rely upon us for clothing? ha ha ha!

    Mrs. C again.

  2. They came out great!! And lucky you there are other smaller feel around to pass them down too when he outgrows them in a nanosecond. ;) Congrats on getting back to the wheel too. It's a beauty!