So! Now that's done I can focus on stuff I've been letting slide over the past few weeks. Looking over my (depressingly long) To-Do list yesterday, "Blog at least ONE of my recent FOs!!!" was glaring me in the face, right between "Make Hair Appointment" and "Buy Thread for Quilt".
I haven't done those yet (Do I put the "Pro" in procrastinator or what?), but I DO have some pictures of the oldest of my Yet-to-be-Blogged FOs, my lovely Java Java socks.
Right! So... according to my Rav notes, I knit these back in March. Hmmm.... that's some pretty poor blogging on my part! Don't let their unsung-ness fool you though, I absolutely adore these socks. They're incredibly soft without sacrificing substance, making them quite possibly the cushiest ride I've been on lately.
Now, I'm not going to lie. Knitting these bad boys was a wee bit of a pain in the arse. Achieving gauge with this yarn (String Theory Caper Sock - can I get an Amen?) was difficult, and the wee cables, while charming, really slowed me down, despite the fact that I was cabling without a cable needle. Plus, they ate a LOT of yarn. I generally knit a longer leg on my socks, especially if I think I'm knitting man socks, as was the case here. I wound up running out of yarn shortly before the toe on the second sock and had a b**ch of a time finding another skein (apparently people are catching on to the awesomeness that is String Theory. Drat!). The one I found was a little darker than my first skein, but I don't think it shows that much, do you?
I used what was left of the second skein to knit Chadwick, which will be the next old FO to be blogged. Just as soon as I cross "Go to Bank" and "Bake Zuchini Bread" off my list.
Happy Knitting, Everyone!