I haven’t had the ‘must-keep-knitting!’ feeling in a while, it’s mostly been ‘knit-n-rip’ or ‘let me swatch…that was fun‘ around here. it’s almost like I screwed myself by being surrounded by yarn 24/7 and nothing really excites me anymore. yarn has become my husband of 20 years and we’re in a “yeah I’m still here, you’re still here, let me just read the paper” sort of relationship, so you know it must have been a pretty special yarn to get me going this weekend. how much more decadent does it get than knitting socks from handspun, hand dyed yarn?
yarn: sock hop in heat wave
pattern: 56st stockinette
needles: 2.5mm addis
date started: 7.27.06
date finished: 7.30.06
I picked up two skeins of sock hop from teyani after seeing it on amanda’s post and let it quietly sit in my stash since then. the end of last week was a bit stressful though, so I needed a mindless phone/computer knit. I wasn’t planning on finishing it in a few days, I was just on the phone or watching photoshop open huge files for that long! that, and I became obsessed with this yarn.
it helped that it’s a pretty basic pattern with a simple s1p1 heel and french toes, but the yarn doesn’t need more than that. I’m loving the subtle striping and almost tweedy look of the fabric. I still have two ounces left (which I still can’t believe) and almost wish I had gone for kneesocks. if the heat wasn’t zapping my energy I would rip the cuff and knit up till I ran out of yarn just so I could keep knitting. that may have to wait till after the 100 degree weather we’re having this week passes. needless to say I love this yarn (did I mention it’s superwash?)and I’ll have to pick it up in a few more colorways next time it’s available.
in the meantime, I’ll have to up the ante with my yarn choices. this is some pure cashmere sock yarn dee gifted me from posh yarns. (thanks dee!!) I’m thinking it’s time for some pomo-socks.