Sunday, May 17, 2009

almost a pair


i'm thinking i have too many incomplete socks on the needles, and am beginning to grow my orphan stash. that's why i'm knitting as fast as i can on these socks.

this is knitty's baudelaire, yet another cookie design. it's knit toe up with a gusset and heelflap. what's made this sock more challenging is the yarn choice ... it's sockotta, a wool, cotton and nylon blend. it is like knitting with pure cotton. i started the foot with a 2.25mm needle and then switched to a 2.5. the sock doesn't have a ton of stretch, but it has just enough.

i just started the leg of the mate, so i'm about 75% finished. i'm going to try to stay on course and finish the pair, though i am quite distracted by wendy johnson's new _socks from the toe up_.

i have to tell myself, "finish these first then you can start a new one." though, i also need to finish my chalet socks, and my sockina socks, and my marlene, and ......

the reason why i think i have too many socks on the needles is i want the needles to start new ones, but they're all tied up with wips. i might have to put in a knitpicks order so i can do some more magic loop!


Mouse said...

I actually like your idea of knitting single socks then returning for the pair later.. it breaks up the knitting and makes you excited for the pattern again. I LOVE the Baudelaires - another pattern to put on my list.

VeganCraftastic said...

Those are gorgeous!