Is it me or does it happen to most of you? I just can't seem to stick to one and only project at a time, unlike Eva or Joy. I guess the secret to their super productivity, besides having 'turbo hands', must be attributable to their ability to stay true to the project at hand most of the time.
How long have you stayed 'monogamous' to a project? I'm surprised at myself for not having strayed since starting Criss-cross. I haven't touched anything else since. A first time for me in a long, long while and I feel like giving myself a pat on the back. It must be the ASC which kept calling to me to knit her. Home stretch now.
Next up? The idea of a shrug or bolero really is tempting, and will be just the right garment to wear with the dress on my brother's wedding day but I don't quite get the fashion trends so I'd better not be caught off it. And I know deep down that a shrug is just not me. Once upon a time, I knitted a shrug to match a sleeveless sweater and then had the shrug ripped out because I wore it but a couple of times and felt it was a waste for the yarn being that shrug. Hence I'll not knit a shrug or bolero but will stick to socks. Socks never go out of fashion. But which socks?
Starting from top left and going clockwise:
1) Go with the Flow Socks from IK Summer 05 using these 2 skeins of Koigu P436 inspired by Michelle.
2) Merino Lace Socks from IK Summer 03 in these Brown Sheep Wildefoot, or should I use them for Broadripple socks?
3) Eastern European Footlets from IK Winter 04 using the leftover and maybe some blue. I'll leave out the intarsia and let the self-patterning do the work. Great chance to test out Japanese short row (instead of the PGR short row) for the toes and heels.
4) Waving Lace Socks from IK Spring 04 in these Japanese wool. Who wouldn't love pretty pink lacy socks?
5) Retro Ribs Socks from IK Winter 04 in Lorna's Laces Ravenswood.
6) Cable Rib socks from IK Fall 04 in these Fortissima Cotton Colouri, just right for the summer.
Ah, the luxury of choice, and I'm still within the bounds of IK patterns. Before knowing about handknit socks, I would never have imagined the mind-boggling possibilities for the humble sock.