November 7th, 2015

The Librarian

The perfect cure for the beginning-of-winter blahs ...

After a period of being reasonably quick at the making of socks I've had this pair and this pair malingering on my needles for what seems like centuries. And though it's not been quite that long, it has been years. Partly down to the lengthy period of work's extreme overtime era but only partly ... when I've had time to muck about with yarn I've started and sometimes finished numerous other projects while these have only merited an occasional new row here and there.

Finally figured it out. While I like the finished portions of both pairs of socks, the ironwork design on the black/grey/white pair is fiddly so I don't want to touch those unless my brain is 100% there. The other pair is plain knitting so a no-brainer and I quite like how the colours look in the fabric but they are boring TO knit. Perfectly predictable which is going to come next and how many stitches it'll be before it changes again. Right now what I really need is something that has me wanting to knit more rows just to see what happens next.

So the predictable multi-colour pair have gone onto "storage" needles and I dug out a couple of Crazy Zauberballs and Collapse )

This is my second pair of socks from these particular balls of yarn; the previous pair were knitted in the opposite direction so the toes of these begin at the colour where the toes of those left off. It's entirely possible that I may get a third pair out of this yarn and I'm loving that fact that no two of those socks will look exactly the same. :-)