Monday, February 13, 2012

Ripple Effect

Apologies for the hiatus, friends. It's been a busy few weeks chez Dear, friends (understatement!!!), and I'm so tired I can barely see straight, so it's a real tribute to my love and appreciation of this here blog that I'm even posting at all...

Without further ado, I present the second official FO to finally come off the needles: a pair of Fleece Artist thrum socks, a woefully belated Christmas gift for my stepmum Margot.


Let me just say this: I absolutely *despise* knitting these f***ing things. Hate it. After the first few rounds, the "charm" of the multi-coloured thrums loses what pitiful appeal I had deluded myself into thinking they had, and I want to snip the fledgling sock into a zillion wee bits and set them on fire. Don't ask me why. I just really, really REALLY hate knitting these things. But I knit them anyway. You know... once every 2 or 3 years, when I can finally suppress the gag reflex these f***ers inspire. 'Cause that's just the kind of awesome stepdaughter I am, you know? Heh.

Suffice it to say that, once I was finally done with these never-ending time sucks of doom socks, I had a mean hankering to knit ANY SOCK WHATSOEVER AS LONG AS IT WASN'T THRUMMED. In the next few days, I cast on not one, but TWO pairs. Considering my strict-ish policy about project monogamy, that should tell you something about how far out of my comfort zone those Socks of Evil pushed me.

Sock cast on The First:


Solid Socks Mystery KAL, designed by Laura Jenkins, knit with Sweet Georgia Tough Love in the Tourmaline colourway. Colour is way, WAY off in this picture, but hey, that's life.

Sock cast on The Second:


It's Tea Time socks, from Around the World in Knitted Socks, by Stephanie Van der Linden. Knit with The Sincere Sheep Keen 100% BFL Superwash in the Milpa colourway. Really digging these at the moment.

The recent cast-ons are helping me recover with the trauma of the thrummed socks, but I don't know what I'm completely over it yet. Maybe I should cast on for a cowl...

Happy Knitting, Everyone!

8 comments:

Chantal Boucher said...

Je suis d'accord avec toi. On se laisse impressionner par des pelotes multicolores et le résultat est du genre que tu aurais vu ça sur une tablette et tu serais partie à rire! Mais quoi qu'il en soit, les deux autres paires m'apparaissent magnifiques! Prend soin de toi!

sapphireblue said...

I'm sorry you don't like making those socks. The two sock you have now look lovely!

margaux said...

oh man! haha def cast on for a cowl, a chunky one, get some fast FO satisfaction in there to wipe away the craziness! :-)

Maryse said...

En tout cas, ils sont vraiment chouettes!!! Et les nouvelles chaussettes aussi! Écoute ta petite voix intérieure ;-)

*Michelle* said...

Haha! Great description of your hatred fro those socks-- I can see why they would be a trying project. Hopefully very much appreciated by the recipient, though!

Cynthia F said...

Oooh wow I didn't even know you could thrum socks- I bow to your patience and skills- I would most definitely set them on fire and sent them off to sock UFO heaven.

Love all of your knitting, my knitting wishes it can be as lovely as yours some day! :D

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That sucks that you hated to knit those socks. Hope that the new casted on projects make you forget about them. Love the sweet Georgia yarn.

Dawn said...

Well the thrummed socks sure are pretty, and I'm sure come in handy in the dead of winter. Yes you are the best step-daughter in the whole wide world, b/c when I'm not feeling the love for a project I just forget it for years!