Monday, January 09, 2006

Ends with socks, starts with socks

Sometime around Christmas, a shift occurred, and with the new year I feel a new me emerging. It's time to get back to sweaters and cardis. I'm done with socks for now (though I think I've said that before) I still don't know why I lost my knitting confidence after I finished Aimee, really, all those successful modifications should have done the opposite. Somehow my real life fears manifested in my knitting and I got scared of sweaters, scared of my yarn choices, scared of not being able to make something I can be proud of. For the past few weeks I've been drawing and designing and getting excited about all the ideas flowing through my head, and I'm curious to see what is going to come out. So here are the last pairs of socks you'll see for awhile, gifts for boyfriend:
reds&browns
Saturday socks knit with Lana Grossa Meilenweit, 1 skein.
And these are for his upcoming birthday:
BootStretch
Sunday socks knit with Lana Grossa Mega Boots Stretch, 1 skein. While this yarn felt softer compared to the meilenweit while I was knitting, it's not as soft on the foot. I'll go back to the meilenweit. The sock ban doesn't extend to bf because I get so much pleasure out of his unbridled excitement for the socks I make him.
Right now I'm working on a plain stockinette cardi out of that ice blue Rowan Big Wool. The color is lovely and I might add a little bit of embroidery in something sparkly when it's done. I'm still experimenting with the knitting, I'd love to knit the sleeves in the round on two circs to eliminate bulky seams, or I might knit it top down. I've never knit anything top down but it should work with any kind of yarn, right?
I've also gotten hooked on two activities that are taking away knitting time: I signed up with my local gym before the holidays and have been working out almost every day. And I got addicted to playing the Wallace & Gromit PS2 game I got bf for Christmas. Somewhere pigs are flying and hell has frozen over.

12 comments:

Purly Whites said...

Cute socks! And get back on the knitting sweater wagon, your confidence will return. You are an amazing knitter!

Angela said...

I love how you've named all his socks a day of the week. Does this mean he's not going to get any more socks since you've run out of names? ;)

Oh, and I've got a PS2 game to share with you. I'll blog about it.

grumperina said...

Both pairs came out really, really well! I look forward to whatever sweaters are floating in your head :).

Bel said...

Love your socks, but I don't really believe they're the last ones for a while - I'm sure some will accidentally sneak on the needles before long. Socks are far too addictive!

Thanks for your comment too - nice to finally make contact with you.

Good luck with the designing!

jacqueline said...

ooo....patterns! now that is exciting! i love these socks..they are way to cute.

eastern white said...

love those socks. esp the second pair. so cheerful.

i can't wait to see your designs.

Vanessa said...

Love all your socks! Is that your own design?

Jo said...

gorgeous socks! I am so glad to hear you are getting back into knitting sweaters again, I can't wait to see what you come up with.

elewa said...

Great socks, really!

Elspeth said...

I love his socks!

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