Yes, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day.
But that’s enough of that.
I finished the first Hearts for Heidi sock on the train this morning. Behold:
Once again, it looks much better on a foot.
Or on a laptop!
I made the leg of this sock longer than I usually do. The Fiesta Boomerang is wicked-high yardage, so I just kept knitting.
Here is the lowly start of the second sock.
But I’m pretty sure I’ll have it complete by the Summer of Socks deadline, particualrly since I am off from work Thursday and Friday. It’s medical leave, but still — plenty of knitting time.
Several of you have asked if I had been at “full strength” (meaning in normal health) this summer, how many more pairs of socks do I think I’d have completed. I think I’d have completed fewer pairs of socks.
I’ve taken more sick leave this summer than I have my entire career up to this point. There have been many times when knitting a sock was the most strenuous thing I could imagine doing. Had I been feeling what passes for normal, there would likely have been less sock knitting, more of other stuff. I keep telling y’all — I really don’t knit terribly fast.
Another Options Question
In my Options set I do have trouble with the giant needles staying sturdy on cables, why don’t you? Is there some sort of tightening trick (even with the key) that I need to know about?
Actually, I haven’t used any of the Options “giant needles” — I’ve only used the smaller ones. Anyone have any thoughts on the larger needles staying attached to the cable?
Speaking of Options, I think I’ll order the Harmony wood set, now that I know I’m happy with the small circulars I got.
“Avast, mateys! What’s a pirate and why am I talking funny? Arrgggh!”