Sunday, July 4, 2010

Summer of the Second Sock

As I mentioned before, I have a lot of socks-in-progress.

My way to treat the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome is to immediately cast on for a different pair. Usually this works and by the time I've finished the first sock of the second pair, I'm ready to go back and knit the second of the first.

Until recently.

Mom and I have been dying so many pretty yarns that I've gotten a little carried away - and I now have six socks that need mates!

So, as of today, I am declaring this the Summer of the Second Sock and will devote the next two months to making mates for all these lonely socks.

And to show you how serious I am I spent all day knitting socks (okay that's mostly because the dragon shawl is in a time out... but... I was still productive)

First, I finished the toe of the the first Glow Bug sock.Then (because I realized his birthday is only 16 days away) I cast on for the second of Dave's Birthday socksI got several inches done before I realized I hadn't finished the second baby sock yet - so I've spent the evening working on that and I'm to the wee toe (so cute!)

Now despite this commitment to socks, that doesn't mean that's all you'll see here this summer. There will be shawls still, and I have three Summerlins to make. But you won't see me cast on for any new socks until September...

I promise...

Most likely anyway....

5 comments:

Not ready for handspun said...

Are you sure? No new socks? What about finishing two or three second socks for every new pair you start?

I'm just about to cast on some new socks and it's more fun if someone's knitting along!

Monika said...

Hehe- good luck! If I don't cast on for the second sock as soon as I've closed the toe on the first one, it never will get done!

Abby said...

I have to knit both socks at the same time, using two sets of DPNs, or I would have a drawerful of orphans.

Frieda said...

Sounds like a plan , but you know how it goes , there are too many temptations out there . Good luck !

lexa said...

Glow bug looks pretty cool. My Hubs has a birthday this month, too, on the 27th. Guess I'd better get a pair of socks cast on for him soon.