I did not go to work on Friday — my doc upped one of my meds to three-fold strength and I spent the day in a bit of a loopy haze, reclining on the couch, a la Camille in her last throes of consumption.
Here is my view as I lay on the couch.
She’s pretty comfy.
Lucy has a tough job.
I thought I was going to get tons of knitting done, but not so much, as it turned out.
But I did finish the Lacy Rib socks on Thursday night.
Done in Classic Elite Alpaca Sox yarn (yarn will be available for sale next month) in the “Fruit Salad” colorway in my own pattern, on 2mm needles.
I broke out a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the Deep Sea Flower colorway for my next sock and got started.
I purchased my Smooshy sock yarn at The Loopy Ewe. As of this posting, there’s a nice selection of colors available there.
Here is Teddy modeling the sock-in-progress, with his usual flair and panache.
And I worked on the sock for most of the weekend. And finished the first sock.
The heel close-up:
This is extremely nice sock yarn. It is very . . . well . . . smooshy. And on my 2mm needles it knits up very firmly to my usual fingering gauge of 8 stitches and 12 rows to the inch. The pattern is once again my own. I’m having a lot of fun coming up with sock patterns during this Summer of Socks.
So . . . does anyone have an idea what to name this newest sock design? My brain is all spongy and incapable of such creative tasks like naming sock patterns. Leave your suggestions in the comments and I’ll post a poll so you can vote on some of my favorites.
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’m going through some health issues and am on some pretty strong meds and am in varying amounts of pain all the time. I can only stand to be at the computer for very short periods of time, and therefore I am by necessity limiting my online time to blog-writing, and a bit of blog-reading. I don’t have time or energy to do pattern searches in response to email requests, explain how to execute particular knitting stitches (I suggest you google for online knitting help sites for this), or refigure someone else’s sock pattern because you want to knit it in a different gauge, or troubleshoot someone else’s pattern (I suggest you contact the pattern author in both those cases). I realize that not everyone who emails me saw my blog post about this a couple of weeks ago, so I’m mentioning it again here. ‘Nkay???
I had 621 emails for the book giveaway this week. The random number generator chose Madeline K. to receive the copy of The Celtic Collection. Madeline, I’ve emailed you.
Tune in tomorrow when I will hopefully be more coherent. But I wouldn’t count on it.