Because the shocking knitting I started yesterday was . . .
. . . a sock!
Yes, after more than two years of not knitting a single foot covering, I actually sucked it up and started a sock.
Not because Snow has finally worn me down (as Susoolu suggested) and not because I’ve taken up Theresa’s sock challenge (as Patty D suggested — Patty, I’m not the Wendy listed there — that’s a different Knitting Wendy!)
I am knitting socks because someone I know has been whining for handknit socks for quite a while.
Now, I am usually impervious to such whining. But this whining emanated from the individual who is largely responsible for the existence of my upcoming book: my literary agent, Bob.
So, Bob, shut your noise. You’ll get your damned socks. Sheesh.
Anyhow. This sock is being knitted from Regia sock yarn in color #5166 and it is — wait for it — from my stash! I’m knitting from stash! I’m sorry, but, again, I’m going to need you to alert the media.
I am using my Generic Toe Up Sock Pattern, US 0 (2mm needles), and 72 stitches around.
And hey, you know what? I may have gotten my sock mojo back. I took said sock on the commute today and was quite happy with the portability of the project. It’s a heckuva lot easier to knit a sock on the train than the back of an aran jacket.
Please don’t point out to me that this concept should have been obvious to me. Let me pretend that I just had an epiphany, okay?
So it is entirely possible that I might actually start knitting socks again on a regular (?) basis. I do, after all, have a sock yarn stash of epic proportion.
That would not prevent me from buying new sock yarn, though. Just sayin’.
Speaking of Stash . . .
Yesterday I had a dentist appointment, so of course I headed to Knit Happens post-appointment for a few hours. And I did indeed enhance my stash. They’ve got lots of great new stuff in for Spring and I am a weak woman.
I bought some of the new Jaeger “Roma” yarn, in the color “denim.”
This yarn is 63% Viscose, 22% Nylon, and 15% Angora and has a very nice hand. I was very surprised to find it had Angora in it — I never would have guessed that. I assumed it was a cotton/microfiber blend.
I bought it to make the “Lilly” cardigan in the Jaeger Roma book.
I also bought the new Rebecca magazine, and some GGH cotton yarn “Big Easy” in a lovely shade of chocolate brown:
To make this.
Not a great photo, but it’s a lace sweater.
Now I just need to find the time to knit these.
A couple of you have asked if I plan to extend the size range for Teal Hogget to include a 32″ chest. The answer is no. But you are welcome to make adjustments to it yourself.
What can I tell you? It’s a free pattern. You get what you pay for.