Hello, knitting fans! This is my first time to post a link on Judy L.’s “On The Needles Friday” because well… I procrastinate. So here I finally am!
Yes, I am way behind on my goal of 12 pair in 12 months… but I have a plan.
I am almost done with my JUNE socks. These were cast on 2-at-a-time, toe up. I get so frustrated by the tangling, twisting, yarn balls. I know, there are folks that love that approach, but it is just not me. So I took the second sock off, am finishing the first one, then will complete the second. This yarn knits up quickly. It is a cotton blend so it is a little larger size yarn. I am enjoying the pattern on the solid-color sock. Perhaps I will try the 2-at-a-time thing again with another yarn that is not as twisty-clingy as this was… we shall see.
Now, for my plan:
I am “Going for the Gold” and having a “Knit-Lympics” at my house. I love watching the summer Olympic Games, but can’t spend that many hours in front of the TV without feeling guilty for “wasting” time. So… I plan to knit and watch, and hopefully finish the red pair and at least one more pair for July. Perhaps I’ll even get the socks for August cast on?
My candidates for the next ones are:
Lion Brand Sock Ease. This will be my first time using this yarn. I still need to get it wound so it will be ready to knit.
August socks will be Felici self-striping from KnitPicks. I’m thinking I may do something a little different pattern-wise for this. I have an idea that will be simple, but yet different. We will see.
Of course, in the middle of all of this, my spinning supplies will arrive. Hopefully I can sit and spin while watching the Olympics, also. Of course, that will greatly slow down sock progress, I am sure.
So that’s the plan, and we will see how things unfold. Do YOU have a plan for accomplishing more knitting? If so, I would love to hear it. Just leave a comment, and TIA.