Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Moving Right Along....
I finally put two of my big projects aside and my sock projects are moving much faster now. At some point you have to admit that your desire to knit is bigger than your ability to execute. I’m like a kid in a candy store—I want to knit it all. So I get started on one project, then I see another I would like to knit, then another, and before I know it I’m splitting X amount of time between X-X-X-X-X-X projects, and getting nowhere.
This is the first of the Lady Bird Beetle socks, and just had to show the one finished sock because this yarn is such a joy to knit with. I am an admitted Socks That Rock junkie—even considered joining a twelve-step program to curb my enthusiastic STR shopping. I have enough of the stuff in stash to start my own yarn shop. Then I discovered Wendy’s hand dyed, superwash merino sock yarn (do yourself a favor and go to Intertwinement.com and browse). This is the softest, most colorful yarn I have ever used—I love it! GD#3 put the first sock on her foot when finished and said, “Grandma, it’s so soft. I could wear just this one until you finish the other one.”
When I finish the second Lady Bird Beetle sock, I’m looking forward to starting another pair in Portrait of a Girl—seen here lounging with Nancy the Nano which contains knitting podcasts for knitting pleasure. Now that things are moving along, life is good.