September 13, 2005
It’s raining socks!
Sockapal-2-za is coming to a close, so it’s time for me to wrap things up, too. First, a brief reminder of what I knit, since I finished these more than 2 months ago! Plus I took this photo after the FO report.
I still really like them, and I hope my pal does, too!
If you’ve been around these parts long enough, you know my intolerance of crap, so I just enclosed a little bit of spare yarn, wrapped the socks in some tissue paper, wrote out a nice card, and that’s that.
They will be on their way tomorrow!
But this is just the beginning of some sock adventures. In fact, I have at least two pairs of socks planned in the immediate future. As soon as I finish up Meg’s SYNO scarf, and make a bit more progress on my Filati tunic, I’ll get started.
First, the cold season is once again upon us, and Grandma needs some new socks. I will combine the periwinkle Lorna’s Laces I bought a few months ago and the Waving Lace pattern from the Spring ’04 IK, which Laura and Jody have recently knit.
Second, remember that truly cursed yarn I acquired via Diana?
This is Artful Yarns Candy in the Sour Apple colorway. I first laid my eyes on this goodness when Paula and I visited And the Beadz Go On… in Wickford, RI. It just seemed perfect to me for a pair of socks because it’s so cute, stretchy, and doesn’t have any wool! I didn’t buy any at the time because it seemed that Paula was considering it for our sock exchange.
Then a bit of time went by, and some of this yarn practically fell into my lap! Diana purchased two balls for a pair of footlets, and purely by accident decided to use a sock pattern that’s known far and wide for its inaccuracy (care to take a guess?). She struggled and struggled, declared the yarn “cursed,” and was ready to get rid of it. She mentioned it to me, and of course I wanted it! And now I have it – truly cursed yarn.
The plan is to knit a pair of footlets for myself from the toe up. I plan on making short-row toes (haven’t decided yet whether I will use yarn overs or wraps), and short-row heels (ditto). Hopefully the cursed status of the yarn will not transfer from Diana’s needles to mine ;).