just popping in for a minute

hahaha, i just HAD to take a picture of this sock cuff

i find it incredibly comical that i zoomed through both these socks in a very few days’ time, and getting the last 1.5 inches done is taking me almost 2 weeks. sigh. that’s how distracted i am.

last night i took a break from the bee shawl (reluctantly) to work on the khaki golf/ice cream cone/eiffel tower sock, and managed to add several inches.

i was feeling bad after that last picture when i realized i hadn’t so much as looked at it since the day i cast on. now it’s looking a bit more substantial and dignified at least. and it’s a very pleasant knit. soon, this will be the only sock i have on the needles, so i should be able to give it a lot more sock love.

i put more than a few inches on the orchid scarf yesterday

this is really an easy, and quick-knitting lace pattern. it’s just about half done, and i swear i’ve only put in three (short) sessions of work on it.
the best part is that it has already been test-knit. my friend julie took care of that. since i had a working pattern for myself, i sent it along. and, hello! the next day she sends me photos of her partially completed scarf and OK’d the pattern. wow. she puts me to shame, but in a good way .

julie ROCKS, right everybody?
(julie is also one of the masterminds behind the craftborg podcast); go have a listen.

ok, it’s much later now than i’d like and i really want to get my butt upstairs to knit. so i’m signing off.

14 Responses to “just popping in for a minute”

  1. Julie says:

    Tee hee! My pleasure, dearie…my pleasure πŸ˜‰

    And just as well you haven’t totally abandoned those other socks – they’re probably getting a complex like poor Tree Scum did.

  2. Teyani says:

    knit on! your projects look fabulous – and I am in total love with the bee shawl too.

  3. Oh I almost have it with the golf tee socks. That stitch pattern looks just like a little (I think it’s little) sea creature. Can’t think of the name, but will pull some of my nature books and see if I can find it.

  4. carrie says:

    Wow, you’ve got a lot of knitting done! I love the socks and the scarf. I’d like to find that sock pattern, myself. =)

  5. Carole says:

    I love that even your “short” posts are longer than my regular posts. πŸ™‚

  6. stacey says:

    ice cream cones – that’s what it looks like!!!!

  7. Cindy says:

    OK. At the risk of sounding like a sycophant, I have to tell you that you are amazing. You criticize yourself for things that would thrill me no end. Talk about an over-achiever. I do love the bee shawl.

  8. Anne says:

    Damn, Julie! No more links to her – she is putting the rest of us to shame.

  9. Opal says:

    Maybe that sock cuff has entered a Blackhole. You know how some projects just kind of fall into them? I have one that’s been sucked in. Hopefully we’ll both acheive escape velocity soon!

  10. Asaknitter says:

    Oh, I love the scarf – beautiful pattern.

  11. Rachel says:

    Just wondering why you’re calling your scarf thingy after an Orchid. Any behind-the-scenes reason? I love orchids, and my grandparents traveled all over the world discovering new varieties, so anything with “orchid” in the name is a hit with me!

  12. Suzanne V. says:

    Ice cream cone. Definitely ice cream cone. Looks like pecan praline. Oh, geez, now I’m going to have to run out for some.

  13. Suzanne V. says:

    Ice cream cone. Definitely ice cream cone. Looks like pecan praline. Oh, geez, now I’m going to have to run out for some.

  14. Kristen says:

    Yanno, those golf tees look a little like papooses, too.