goodbye october, and socktoberfest!
you force me to look into the cold, gray depths of november by leaving me like this.
but, just in time, i have finished socks—the brownTrexx.
dave is gonna be SO relieved not to see them on my desk any more . . . along with a few other
of you i’m sure
it was slow there for a while, but we got through it! i also have half-finished socks—the waterfallSox, knit with grandma’s blessing sock yarn from briar rose
why, they are even a little bit more than half finished. i know they look disproportionately long and skinny. that’s partly due to the ribbing all the way down, and partially due to the fact that they ARE disproportionately long and skinny. trust me—i do know someone with feet shaped like this . . .
AND, i even have just-started socks
in fact, these socks are so new, that i decided to redesign them after just 4 rows. they will be reincarnated as barkingSox, for that tree-bark-scum color of theirs (go here for the details behind that story . . .). i found a stitch pattern that evokes tree bark in a more abstract way, i think (there was a cable too, but it was a pain in the neck to execute, and i like my sox to be easy, for the most part).
so let’s see—i have now just two pairs on the needles (well, plus that hemp/wool pair i flung in a drawer back in june . . .).
yeah, you know what? maybe i will get those out—er, well, maybe after the briar rose ones are done. right now, i need to start a new pair for a gift (i am shamefully behind on that—the jKnits yarn is still sitting there, waiting) (maybe it is becoming a conceptual installation next to my end of the sofa?)
yes, i’d better get on top of this yarn, like NOW.
and i want to get my hands on some of my fearless fibers sock yarn—which i have YET to sample!! i have several hanks, and no sox done in them yet. and i am betting that i am in for a real treat, too.
well, that’s the end of socktoberfest for me i think. there is more red sweater than you can imagine going on over at the Red Sweater KAL.
here’s a hint at what you can see today if you just click