Thursday, February 02, 2006

Finishing School Flunkout

Why are so many knitters so reluctant to finish a project? I wish I knew, because I've got a FEFI in need of sleeve seaming and a Spherey in need of limb attaching sitting longingly in my craft corner. But, did I take the time to finish them over the last few days? No, I cast on a pair of Jaywalkers.

Maybe it's the fact that it's too warm to wear a FEFI these days, or that the baby that Spherey will be gifted to isn't due for a few weeks. Or maybe I'm just too addicted to the simplicity of making knitted stitches. Either way, I succumbed to the blogger herd mentality and decided to make my first pair of socks the ubiquitous Jaywalker. I'm using the Opal Handpainted yarn, I think in the exact same colour that Grumperina used for the original pattern in Magknits. I'm loving the zigzag pattern but though I haven't moved on to the challenge that will be the foot shaping, I am having a few problems with the particular beast that is sock knitting. I made a wee mistake the other night (I've been watching the O.C. Season One DVDs whilst knitting) and because I'm essentially knitting with toothpicks, I found it really difficult to unwind and pick up my stitches properly . So there's a weird little hole at the back of the sock, but I managed to stabilize it and I'm hoping it won't drive me crazy every time I wear the socks.

Oh, and thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes to Ruby. We celebrated last night with some yummy Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese (yes, it's unfortunately a Rachel Ray recipe) and Ruby delighted over her gifts. I'll post a picture of her with her new Kate in the days to come.

1 comment:

mamaloo said...

The reason we don't finish is becuse we're all just knittin' playas! We like the conquest and once we tackle that baby, we lose interest and start looking for the next sweet, shapely knit to conquer.

It isn't pretty, but it's the truth.