Sunday, April 11, 2010

Obsess much?

My husband Phil seems to think I'm a fast knitter... I really don't consider myself to be that fast, mostly because I'm usually frustrated by the little time I actually get to spend knitting. I always feel like, say, if I could knit for an ENTIRE DAY, then we'd see some measurable progress!

Still, I guess I must be fast enough, because the finished objects keep piling up, and the gift box now has TWO pairs of socks in it. I give you the latest socks to make it off the needles, Nancy Bush's Conwy socks, from Knitting on the Road.

I'm glad they're done. Knitting teensy cables with nearly black yarn was NOT a good idea! And the yarn itself, KnitPicks Stroll, was a bit of a pain to work with, I found it very splitty. Anyway, the important thing is that they've been put away in the gift box for now, and I hope they'll be loved by their future owner, because I'm never making another pair of these again!!!

Oddly enough, a side-effect of wanting desperately to be done with these socks over the past 2 weeks has been dreaming about newer, better, funner socks to knit. I've become enamoured with sock knitting once more!

This is the progress as of yesterday afternoon on my first Cookie A. sock pattern, Nebula. I cast on for this sock on Tuesday night, and I've just turned the heel.... but I'm not fast, right?

Happy Knitting Everyone!


Knit and Purl Mama said...

Nebula's are knitting up nicely in the Malabrigo. Yum! The Conway socks are really nice. Yeah, black yarn & cables are no fun, even with chunky yarn (my mom's cowl).

Who is the lucky recipient of the Conway socks?

Sinéad said...

You always know when someone is full of the mojo, their knitting simply flies along. The socks are looking good, and the Conwy socks are great! I know knitting with black is a pain, but I do love the finished result.

kate-the-enabler said...

The pattern is continuing to show up perfectly clearly too - EXCELLENT :)

Laurie said...

Love the yarn and the pattern for the Nebulas. I agree...Stroll is quite splitty.

Maryse said...

The Conwy are super cute, but I can see that they represent a lot of work! Your Nebula socks will be gorgeous. Great pattern and color! They will go to my queue I think ;-) Oh, and yes, you are a super fast knitter!

Anonymous said...

I figure I'd better post a comment right away- otherwise you'll have them finished and a new post will be up!

The socks are looking good! I know the appeal of a "funner" sock.