Or how to take a completely soothing and enjoyable hobby and turn it into a high-pressure sport.
Okay, not really. I mean, if I were a normal person, I’m sure I could handle such things as sock swaps. But I am an easily-freaked out, obsessive-compulsive, deadline-dreading, procrastiknitter. Also, when faced with a mistake that involves either frogging or a highly-involved fix, I can get thrown off for a whole week before I finally make myself do the work. Ridiculous, I know. [When I finally did face the task, I astonished myself by actually dropping 3 sts down 35 rounds, putting the yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo in the three places it was supposed to go, and coming back up to the round I was on. It was not perfect, but it did work.]
At any rate, here they finally are.
pattern: Fancy Silk Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks
yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, blackberry, 2 skeins (with some left over)
needles: size 1 dpns
start: January 21
finish: February 14
verdict: I love them, and I hope my sock pal does too.
And you know what I think of the yarn.
Love me some Lorna’s.
me to My Old Man: Is this outfit totally goofy?
My Old Man: Well, I know it’s the style, but you know I don’t really get that look – a long shirt hanging out from under a … – what do you call that kind of sweater?
My Old Man: Cropped. Right. Well, it’s just not my style.
me: I know. It’s not really my style either, and I don’t really like showing my stomach, but I want to wear the sweater today. Is it totally goofy looking?
My Old Man: I don’t know. I’m sure it’s fine.
me: Okay, thanks.
Hey, thanks y’all, for all the very sweet anniversary wishes!
Those socks look great, lorna’s looks like a great sock yarn, hope your pal loves them 🙂
Love the socks!!!
I think the sweater looks great on you!!!
LOL Stacey — I wore mine on Valentine’s Day too! 🙂
The socks look great! And I think the sweater looks very cute like that, but I’m a cropped sweater kind of gal.
Beautiful socks. I adore the blackberry color, too. And I think you looked great with the cropped sweater. I understand your discomfort — I, too, am not so sure about cropped sweaters on me — but I think you definitely pulled it off.
Hey, look at it this way, if it’s nearly wearable as it is, think how very wearable it’ll be when you add inches! For a very small amount of (additional) work, you’ll get a fantastic FO.
Love the socks. I need to do some LL socks — they always look and feel so wonderful. I’m sure your sock pal will be thrilled.
WOW! I can’t believe you worked down 35 rows! How did you keep it from getting too tight to pull a stitch through? I’m impressed! The socks are gorgeous!
I totally understand the whole thing about putting off fixing mistakes for a few days. I do the same thing. I totally love the socks! I posted the pics of them on my blog! 🙂
Oh, and I think you look cute in the sweater. I could never pull off a cropped sweater, as my hips are too big. 😛
okay – the knitting jargon went totally over my head – but i do know all about procrastination and stress! 😉
the sweater is a fabulous colour – How great that you can just make it longer though! but it does still look cute!
thanks for delurking – so nice to meet you! 🙂
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