Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time for Socks

It has been so hard to get back to writing on my blog since I went back to work. Therefore, it is even harder to keep up on my knitting. Even my kitty looks at me wondering where I am all day -- not that he treats me any better when I get home.

I am knitting during my lunch hour at work, so I have been taking small projects along every day. I was working on a hat, but somehow, I just can't get into it right now. While at home, I want to work on sweaters. I have three different sweaters going right now, but I just can't deal with all that wool on my lap. So I pulled out my sock needles.

Now, one of the things that I don't need is more socks. I always tell people that I haven't purchased a pair of socks in 20 years, but I have spent more on socks than anyone they know. A couple of years ago, I was knitting socks like crazy, and my stash still contained the yarn for about 50 more pairs. About half of the stash I inherited from my Mom and sister-in-law, but I still have lots and lots of sock yarn of my own.

Of my 30+ pairs of socks I have knitted, this one is my favorite. I took the front Celtic pattern from one of Barbara Walkers' pattern book and built the rest of the sock with plain stockinette. I think I made this pair about five years ago. It is one of those patterns that you have to pay attention to while you are knitting, but during the quiet lunch hour, that shouldn't be a problem.

So today, I am putting my sweaters aside until the weather cools off a bit. Colorado has been so hot lately that being outside is not pleasant at all. I will get back to doing some socks in some unusual colors.  More to come.

Back to the needles.

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