..because something that looks like this......ends up looking like this....It's so much nicer than the skein and it makes me think of crayons! I cast on for this Friday night and finished it up while watching Season 3 of the Tudors. (Which despite it's gross historical inaccuracies is a fine piece of television viewing.)
Of course instead of casting on for the second sock, I worked instead on the Fluffy Cat Shawl (big thank you to mom for helping me get it out of the time-out chair). I cast off for it this afternoon and it's blocking now...It's really a shawlette - measuring about 46 inches wide. Once it's blocked I'll get proper pictures and release the pattern.
And after that was done I still didn't cast on for the second crayon sock.
Nope, I gave into the siren song of the Starry that was already caked and sitting oh so innocently on the coffee table. I was considering knitting My Vampire Boyfriend with it. With a colour like "Gothic Rose" it seemed appropriate - but my printer is out of ink so I can't print out the pattern.
Instead I started designing my own sock:It's a little hard to see but it's pretty eyelet lace that is just chock full of sparkles.
I have to confess myself a little disappointed with the Starry. Despite all that sparkly goodness, the yarn just isn't that soft, it almost feels like working with acrylic - not much give or sproing. The Socks that Rock is much nicer.
Despite that, I'd like to work a little more on it, but I've been neglecting the house work all weekend and there are a few chores that really have to get done before I go to bed (I'm getting that "look" from the cats, and unless I want to wake up with a few unpleasant presents in my bed - I'd better go clean the cat box)