08 July 2010

Moving Right Along ...

Yes, I'm miserable in the heat we have been having.  But you knew that, and [unfortunately] talking about it changes nothing.  So I'm moving on, and thinking thoughts of fall and winter to keep me going.

Which has - believe it or not - gotten me to start thinking about things I'd like to knit for fall and winter.  For instance, it would be nice if I could actually have these knit and ready to wear when the weather gets really cold.  So maybe I could start them soon, right?  I mean, I have the yarn.

Yeah, well, the road to hell and all that ...

I have started a new project, though, which so far is going quite nicely, thank you very much.

This is sock #1 of the Dublin Bay Socks, using some yarn I have had for a long time.  As a matter of fact, it's the Parrots colorway of some yarn from Black Bunny Fibers.  (I bought this when Carol first started her Etsy store!)

(Were there enough links in that paragraph?  Discuss.)

I am enjoying the pattern and the yarn, and am nearly finished to the heel of the first sock.  These will be for me, which is also exciting, since, for all the socks that I knit, I rarely keep any of them for myself.  I also have a couple of other things in mind to do, it's just a matter of deciding what will be next.  Or seeing if something new and shiny distracts me altogether!

Oh, and remember the sock project that I was keeping in my locker at work, and would knit from time to time at lunchtime?  Behold, the Locker Socks!


I love how these turned out!  Now I just need to decide if The Tim would like to have them, or if they will be a holiday gift.

As you can see, I have made knitting progress in spite of spending most of my spare time whining.  I wonder if I could call it multitasking?  Hm.

6 comments:

Wendy said...

You could easily finish those mittens by fall. Easy peasy!

Carrie #K said...

Definitely multitasking. And not as easy as it sounds either.

Nice Locker Socks! Does Tim get a say?

Marie said...

I can relate to the heat problem. It's supposed to be 99 degrees today and it makes me lethargic. Thank goodness for air conditioning.

My current knitting project is languishing, but I'm going to resist starting another book and apply myself to knitting (if I can keep the cat off my lap). Your socks are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Channon said...

Lovely socks! I can't imagine that The Tim wouldn't like the locker socks...

KSD said...

The Locker Socks are smashing! Most excellent work.

Quilting Mama said...

Lovely locker socks! I hope who ever gets the enjoyment of the wearing is properly appreciative.