Friday, September 14, 2007
I finished the other striped sock last week. I had some problems near the end so I ended the project with some frustration but overall they turned out pretty good. The stripes on both socks match pretty well. I just had to add a couple more rows at the toe of the second one so it would have purple on the toe like the first one...so it's a little pointy compared to the other one but the colors match and it looks fine when it's on my foot. I'm on the hunt for another color of that yarn that I saw made into a sample at Black Sheep. Unfortunately, every yarn store I go into either doesn't carry that type of yarn, they're all out of it, or they only have one color and it's not the one I'm looking for. It was a beautiful combination of soft blue and green with a pretty taupe/tan. I can't believe I want to knit another pair of socks! I use to think that people who knitted socks were amazing knitters and that it was far beyond me to ever do that. I made my first pair last year and thought that was enough and that I could at least say I did it. (And, by the way....I'm far from an amazing knitter...I still feel like a beginner. I plan to attempt something lacy soon...maybe I'll feel a bit more advanced after that.) Then, I saw that striped yarn and had to make another pair. Now I think I've caught a sock knitter disease or something. I want to make so many different kinds and colors. I've been looking at various yarns and searching through patterns. I want to try a toe up version too. Soooooo much fun and just not enough time to play with sticks and strings. I'm trying to complete a couple of other projects before I start a new one. But, it's pretty hard. I have a feeling I won't make it and another project will be started verrrrry soon.