Sunday, January 29, 2017

Breakfast at Tiffany's Socks

My second pair for January.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Silly Stripped Socks

My first pair of socks for 2017.  I bought the yarns for these socks several years ago and I like how they turned out.  More information is on my Ravelry page for this project here.

Thinking Ahead to February Socks

I haven't quite finished my January socks, but I'm  already planning ahead to my February ones.
I have divided them into three types:

1. Insomnia Socks.  This is a series I began a few years ago and will continue. (See here and here and here).  I knit them when I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep.  They are mostly stockinette stitch--I need something that will lull me back to sleep, not get me agitated or upset because I've messed up the pattern--and a bright, self-patterning yarn.
2. Just-a-Bit Socks.  These are the socks I work on when I have just a bit of time--sitting in the passenger seat when John is driving us to town to shop and do errands, while waiting for the kettle to boil for  tea, sitting in a doctor or dentist waiting room, a few rounds during my lunch break at work.   These socks require a pattern that is easy to memorize.
3. Challenge Socks.  They don't have to be extremely challenging; knitting, after all, is supposed to be FUN!  But it's good to have something with a little bit of a challenge--lace or cables maybe, which requires me to keep track on a chart.  I knit these when I have an hour or two in the evenings, sitting by the fireplace with a cup of tea (which often turns cold), listening to Bach or the Gee's Bend gospel singers or an audio-book.

And I do love listening to audio-books as I knit.  These are some titles I have lined up:

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler 
All Dressed in White by Tami Hoag and Alafair Burke

I still haven't chosen the yarns or the patterns or the names for my February socks, but I will soon and you'll be among the first to know!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

I'm Back!

I took a break from sock knitting and now I'm back.  I had a problem accessing my blog as I'd forgotten which email I'd used to begin it but that now has been sorted out.

I'm  knitting two pairs of socks and will have some photos to share in a week  or so.  Stay tuned!