Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Socktoberfest

I have been a terrible blogger this month, and I'm sorry for being so neglectful. I think part of my problem is that I always feel I need to post something substantive, with lots of pictures. Maybe if I just gave myself permission to write one-paragraph posts, I'd magically find the time to post more often. Anyway, thanks for checking to see if I still exist, Sangeeta. On with the post!

Socktoberfest is over, and I hardly posted about it at all. That's because I barely had time to knit this past month, let alone blog about it. And I didn't even manage to knit one whole pair of socks from start to finish during Socktoberfest. I did, however finally finish the Jaywalkers:





I also started another pair for myself with the Cherry Tree Hill yarn, using the PGR toe-up technique, and a pattern stitch from Knitting Vintage Socks:


Sorry the photo is so dark. It looked fine on the camera!

And last, but most certainly not least, I am swatching for a pair for Taz. These are definitely going to be toe-up as well, because I've never knit socks for big feet before, and I don't know how long the cuff will get before I run out of yarn:



So, that's really the whole knitting update from me. As much as I need to finish the two cardigans, and as much as I want to work on Hanging Vines, it seems like 99% of my knitting time lately is 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there, during my commute. So socks are it. Good thing I love knitting them so much!

Oh, and you wanted a life update too? Well, that will have to wait, alas. Partly because there's not a ton to tell, and mostly because I've got tons of work to do and really shouldn't spend any more time today blogging.

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Lovely jaywalkers! And your new socks look great!

Zarzuela said...

Great Jaywalkers! The other is looking good too. I bet Taz will be a happy boy when he experiences hand knit socks! :)

Jessica

Lía said...

Han quedado preciosos los calcetines y me encanta el color ;)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That looks great! I finally saw the finished product! :) I love the cherry tree hill color!!! I'll have to eventually get some real sock yarn!

Kristin said...

I definitely need a life update! I will try to call/chat with you soon - my life is moving at warpspeed and I'm sure yours is too! Your birthday is drawing near too.... :-) xoxo