Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More Socks!

So, I still haven't started sock #2 for the Earl Grey socks I'm making for DH. I'm seriously suffering from second sock syndrome with that pair. It's just that pair, too. Since starting Earl Grey, I've started and finished the Carolina socks, and I'm about 2.5 inches into sock #2 for a pair of Phineas Socks that I started. Granted, I think this is partly (ok, maybe mostly) due to the fact that my feet are tiny compared to DH's , so socks for me take a lot less time to knit. Plus, I'm kind of an instant gratification whore and socks for me give me that FO high a lot quicker. Anyway.... the socks pictured are what I have done on Phineas right now. While dragging the chair outside, I accidentally dropped the socks in the snow. Oh well, they may be wet right now, but at least the snow is pretty.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Down to 1.....

This morning I finished the Carolina socks! This means that I am down to one WIP, The Earl Grey socks for DH that I had originally wanted to finish before yesterday. Yesterday was DH's birthday, and I only have sock #1 completely finished. I'm working on sock #2, but I'm not very far into it yet. Maybe the socks will end up being DH's Valentines gift instead.

Anyway, back to Carolina. It was a fun pattern, very good for mindless TV knitting. I will definitely be knitting this again, maybe eliminating the purl row from the repeats. I'm just not a fan of purling in the round. I used Yarn Lust's Merino/Tencel blend yarn and size 2.75mm dpn's. I LOVE how the yarn pooled into pseudo-stripes. I really want to get my hands on more of the yarn from Yarn Lust.