Whether or not I’m excited about, spring appears to have sprung, finally. On the one hand, I’m a little disappointed, because the time for sweater-weather seems to be disappearing, and my sweater is still on my needles, taunting me. (Apparently, when you have to sew a sweater together, finishing the knitting does not in fact mean that you are “basically done.”)
On the other, it makes finishing these socks yesterday seem kind of fitting.
These are the socks I started months ago, with my delicious ball of Dream In Color Starry (that would be the DiC with SPARKLES in it) in “Spring Tickle.” The pattern is a variation on Nancy Bush’s “Gentleman’s Fancy Sock” – I knit a pair for my Dad for Christmas, and something about the stitch pattern appealed to me so much that I wanted some for myself. These socks are lovely, and they fit and sparkle and are squishy as anything else. I really, really love when knitting comes together like this.
The sweater is very, very nearly done – all I have left is to sew on the snaps. I am impatient like a little kid, right now, waiting for it to dry so I can put it on and wear it and just bask in how much I love the project.
In the meantime, though, I’ve been slowly chipping away at other projects that most of you have probably forgotten about. For instance, my socks. My glittery Dream in Colour socks. These? Yeah. They’re not done, but I have finished one sock and I’m well on my way to being done the second.
These socks are especially exciting because of this detail, right here. You see the gusset? See the bit where the gusset joins the top of the foot? See how there isn’t a hole there? I have finally, after four years of knitting socks, figured out how to do that. I even repeated it on the second sock, so I am hopeful that it was not some sort of fluke.
Also, I am still entranced by the fact that this yarn has glitter. In case any of you were concerned.
Song of the Entry: Matthew Barber – (I’m Gonna) Settle My Accounts With You (Watch)
Life has slowed down, at least for a couple weeks, which is lovely. I feel like I’ve got nothing but free time and delicious freedom ahead of me. This is – not strictly true, but good enough. I’ve got enough free time that, at least, the sock knitting is continuing apace.
I’m also doing lots of planning, because I’m going to be starting a project this weekend as – well, we’re going to say it’s part of the Knitting Olympics, but I have no real commitment to finishing “on time,” as long as it gets done. More on that later.
Song of the Entry: The Game – Shake (Listen) (No seriously, do it. It just makes me want to dance.)