I was only able to make one of the knitting guild meetings this year because they always fell on the same night as my committee meeting at my daughters' school. The one I attended had this Star Wars cartoon in the newsletter. Pretty funny. And totally fits my blog.
Let the Summer of Socks Begin! 2 days and counting until my epic drive from the Lower 48 to Alaska. And here is the yarn I am bringing. Plus another skein of Bomb Pop. It is probably way more than I can actually knit in the time I'll be gone but isn't that what traveling knitters always do?
I finished this book. It is really inspiring. I am fascinated with Middle Eastern culture for women and this book was a very interesting, and terrible sad yet inspiring, book. After reading it you will never take education for granted again. I think I may have my daughter read it.
So what are my plans for all these sock weight skeins? I've learned a few things about my sock knitting over the years.
- I don't like following complicated patterns. Socks are suppose to be portable, social knitting. They can't make me think too much. A pattern is fine if it is repeated and easily memorized. The second bomb pop skein may become another pair of Circle Socks which fits my requirements for sock patterns.
- I don't like knitting cables on thin yarn. Big chunky yarn, yes. Lace or fingering weight, no. The Spearmint yarn had been a Cookie A traveling cable sock partly but that got frogged back when the thought of picking it up and knitting it made me sick. I'm thinking it might become a simple sock with a garter stitch panel in the front.
- I think I will like trying out different stitch patterns on socks. I can't decide if the brown will be for me or my husband. But I think it will be a sampler pattern of my own devising. An opportunity to try out several different stitch patterns. My bigger concern is actually getting that skein into a ball. I should have tied more yarn around it before dyeing it. The possibility of it becoming a tangled mess is very high.
- The simple sock pattern does not bore me. Knitting ribbing for an inch or two and then stockinette forever doesn't bother me. The Regia socks will become a simple, plain jane sock. But it will look awesome because of the dye.
I'm off to wash some Navajo-Churro fleece. Because that seems like the most important thing on my to-do list...
Sharing with Ginny and Nicole.
Labels: socks, Work-in-Progress