Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One and One, but not Two

Over Christmas and New Years, I had visions of non-stop knitting, crescending waves of knitting mojo, and - well - lots of time to knit.

Reality set in, and we spent most of the time working on our place in the Mountains. It's not so easy to find time to knit when you're scrubbing out the Fridge of Horror.

So, instead of driving back to the Frigid North from my trip in the Sunny South with a nice warm layering of newly knitted goods, I only had two things finished . . .. . . a wonderful glove, my first, from Knitting New Mittens and Gloves. I used Caron Simply Soft because it's so soft (heh heh) and indestructible. I always wondered what the fascination was for fingerless gloves, and now I know.

Knitting five fingers in the round is. a. pain. in. the. arse.

Secondly, a sock. After frantic Christmas-present knitting, I really wanted some instant gratification, and self-striping sock yarn is as close as it gets. Plus, the bright and cheery colors have the added bonus of helping me beat the winter blahs.

I am knitting a basic sock on size 0 needles (yes, I know, that's insane, but gauge is important. I'm going to keep lecturing Flipflopping Mama on that until it hits home.) The yarn is Fortissima Colori Socka Color, one of my favorite sock yarns. Tons of fun!
So, one hand and one foot is warm. Too bad it's a whopping 9 degrees outside today.

Suppose I need both feet? I'm tempted to just wear the sock as my other glove.


Lin said...

I love the red gloves!

TuttleTime said...

I love the socks...This year, pls knit me some funky colored socks like these. I love the pretty socks you have given me, but I think the multi-colored ones are so fun! My monkey socks are fabulous and worn ALOT. They are lost amongst the towels in my MONSTEROUS laundry pile..I HATE laundry! Have fun and hope you get the other halves done soon.

yoel said...

Ack! I had sworn off knitting more socks, but the sight of all the colorful stripeyness is very tempting!