Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Sock

I have finished a sock! (Pix will be posted when I get home this evening.) Not the wee tiny sock, but a sock for big-footed DD2, and the best part is that the second sock syndrome did not attack and I have already started the second one. I might point out that thanks to Trek; it took me a little over three hours to get the sock started. She is very compulsive (?) about socks, and self-striping yarn, it must have the stripes in the same place on both socks. Well, that seems like a good idea, until you are working with a mystery yarn ball and have no ideas how much yarn there is or where the striping starts and stops. I cast on for that darn sock a zillion times until I got too sleepy and gave up. Then I got up Sunday morning and started all over again and it still took me three more tries before I got it right. I sent Trek a message thanking her for turning me into an OCD personality (I was never like that before reading her blog) and she laughed at me. Can you imagine, she laughed. . . and the worst part is that big-footed DD2 laughed at me also.

We are picking up the rental car tonight and leaving for Georgia in the morning. We bathed the dogs and got them ready; too bad I haven’t done my laundry or started to pack my stuff. I wonder what knitting projects I should take with me. It’s not as if I do not have tons of projects sitting around waiting for me to have time lololol.

I hope you all have a productive knitting day!

15 comments:

LilChickadee said...

Hope you have a good trip! Congrats on the sock. :)

Erytanthes said...

I'm in a position where I definitely need to get some more projects started! I've got a long term crocheted jacket, but I'm almost done with my current knit project. Maybe I should pull a few things out of retirement. I have two baby afghans that need only to have tails woven in and their border completed...but I hate weaving in tails so they've been sitting in my closet neglected for some time now...

rita said...

The most important things that you pack are, of course, your knitting! Once that's done, the hard part is over.

I gave up on matching stripes on socks. I'm OCD but that got old fast!

Have a good trip!

Grace said...

safe and happy trip!

trek said...

It isn't called compulsive; it is called discerning. :o)

And we are non-apologetic about the fact that socks should be identical twins!

Congrats on the sock.

Timiae said...

Have a fun and safe trip. You're coming to Georgia this week and I am leaving... I hope Ga isn't too bad for your allergies (I've been battling them for 2 years now...).

smariek said...

Have fun on your trip! Don't forget the allergy meds. Socks are the perfect portable project. I am convinced of this now.

I've only made one pair of socks with striping yarn, and I was compelled to make them match. It took me 2 tries to get a cast on that I was happy with.

Elaine said...

Have a wonderful trip. I hope you get lots accomplished plus lots of enjoyment.

EJ said...

I've given up on getting sock stripes to match. I figure they're mostly inside my shoe and it is very forgiving (or has no fashion sense)

Safe trip

Jersey said...

One sock is good! congrats and have a great trip

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love my package the card is fun and the chocolate disapeared quickly yum;) I love my soft squishy wee sock the colors are super thankyou for spoiling me.Hugs Darcy

purple-power said...

I hope the trip is wonderful.

tom said...

I hope your trip was lots of fun.

knitting fool said...

Congrats on finishing the sock with or without matching stripes.

vickie said...

congrats on finishing a sock thats awesome i still need to finish my second monkey toes sock thats on knitty.com i also need to learn to do kitchener stitch on my toe