Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sidetracked....

Well I had full intentions of working on my cardi this weekend.. and I did get about four rows done... but then I took a trip to The Needle Emporium...

I went up there to pick up a couple of balls of Noro Silk Garden for a hat I want to make later, and pick up Debbie Bliss' Alpaca Silk Two pattern book (I have some yarn on the way for a sweater in it) and Mom wanted some extra cables for her Addi Clicks. While I was there, I decided to grab a new pair of 2.5 mm sock needles because I have one really crappy wooden set, (they splintered and are total crap) a metal set which are too long for socks, and a nice pair I stole off Mom, which are currently tied up in another project.

Well.... when I got them home, I wanted to try them out.... so I cast on for a sock: ...and I was having so much fun knitting it, I decided to finish it. Then I cast on for the second sock of one of the other socks I knit a few months ago (Second Sock Syndrome hits me like a mother sometimes)... but then I decided to take a little nap... which was a wee bit pain-killer induced (back's been getting worse since I started working at the second job.. too much sitting... no it's not all the knitting I swear) and my muse came.... with a vengeance... I couldn't sleep. So I got up, printed off some graph paper and got the design out of my head...

But it wasn't enough....So I cast on. This will probably take most of tomorrow night too. I just want to get the cuff done.... then I can stop and go back to my cardi... really...

And poor Rocky"When are you going to put down the needles and play with me?"

5 comments:

lexa said...

Is that sock Fabel? Looks like a pair I made for myself out of Fabel.

Bricklyrknitter said...

Can't wait to see what those socks look like!

Samantha said...

Oooh, I like it when you get designing! Usually works out well. :)

Rhonda & Valerie said...

I think your right, Rocky looks upset. The sock looks great.

Jeanne said...

Sometimes you just have to do the unexpected! Great looking socks!