Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Knit Two, Purl Two, 'Round and 'Round

Well, Maggie's socks are finished.

(That's right, there's two. Where's the heckling now?)

And Calvin's socks are...

(What's that? Oh. Right. The heckling.) Do you notice anything different about these socks as opposed to the other socks you've seen in progress on this blog? My sock class in February is being taught with the two circulars technique, so I figured I'd better try it before I teach it. So far? Not a big fan. I'll keep you updated.

On the plus side, this is how much sleeve you can get out of one skein of Donegal Tweed. Actually, that's how much sleeve I can get out of one skein of Donegal tweed. You might be able to get a whole sleeve out of a skein. This is a big sleeve. My elbow is very excited, though.


So I'm sitting on the couch at
Kimmie's house last Saturday evening and I'm starting this sleeve and I'm about three inches into the five inches of 2x2 ribbing and I'm TIRED of 2x2 ribbing so I start digging through my project bag.

I could start Calvin's Valentine's socks. (More heckling? Really?) Oh wait, Calvin's socks will be mostly 2x2 ribbing, just like his sister's. Scratch that.

I could start the second
Uptown Boot sock. Oh wait. The first two inches of that sock are in 2x2 ribbing. Scratch that.

Did I bring anything else? No. Sometimes knitting gets tedious, don't it?

The sun comes up and the sun goes down,
Knit two, purl two, 'round and 'round,
One sock to knit and one sock down,
Knitting gets tedious, don't it?
- original uncorrupted lyrics by Carson Robison

I wasn't sitting like this on the couch. And Zipper wasn't knitting. It all works out.


~Tonia~ said...

Oh ribbing can be so boring. The pink socks look very pretty.

I really like the color of the sleeve you are working on. The green is very nice.

Leone said...

funny enough, sometimes I find an overly simple stitch, like knitting something in the round st.st., is fine, but st.st with two regular needles can on occasion slay me. The sweater is looking fucking awesome Brooke! And who is this Zipper and where can I pick up mine?

Kimmie said...

Zipper makes her DrunkenMonkey debut and I didn't even realize it until now! Leone - if you catch me on the right (or wrong, depending on how you look at it) day, I'd let you take this very Zipper home with you! But not really - I love her and she's very sweet. She just has a very large set of lungs for a creature who is only 10 pounds....