work-wise, this is "the busy season". and knitting-wise, perhaps i've spread myself a bit too thin.
i seem to be a bit disorganized lately.
socks! we'll start with socks.
this is a "firestarter" sock. this pattern is also by yarnissima (same as my spice man socks). i wanted to knit this for the november challenge on ska. i had some issues with the pattern, but it does look good.
the first sock was finished almost 2 weeks ago, and i've yet to cast on the mate. my goal is to start the mate this week.
the yarn is knit one crochet too's "crock-o-dye". i purchased the yarn back in the early spring just for this pattern. it's a good match too. the knitting is enjoyable, and i look forward to having the pair finished, but i keep getting sidetracked with other projects.
such as, i wanted another sock to work on, something more basic. so, i started "paraphernalia" with my small stash of bamboo & ewe sock yarn.
it was pretty gloomy out yesterday morning as we headed out for shopping, but the sock isn't much prettier than the photo anyways. there's nothing wrong with the sock, or the color, it's just very plain.
i'm actually much further along on this pair than the firestarters. for this pair, i'm very close to the heelflap of sock #2.
though this sock is not as flashy as the firebird, i bet it will get worn more often.