Thursday, October 25, 2007

October's Almost Over Already

I'm still working on things.

I have a timeline. I get some things done some times.

Other things, well...

My October socks may be in trouble. This is only the first one, and I had to rip out about five rows. Why am I not able to read the chart for the foot of the sock? I tend to knit along, all cocky and full of misguided confidence, and all of a sudden I realize I've sailed past the part where the chart goes off the chart a bit. (Don't worry if that bit doesn't make sense. If I can't pay attention to it, I shouldn't expect you to.) I am pretty sure I did the same thing on the pair I made last year.

(Speaking of, something horrible has happened to last year's pair. If you're up for scary, disturbing, potentially upsetting knitwear pictures,
click here. You've been warned.)

The stripy thing, which is the only other project due by the end of the month, is... well... still stripy. I may be running out of stripy steam.

I may have turned elsewhere to console myself.

I may have started a chevron scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts with a skein of Fleece Artist (left) and a skein of Cherry Tree Hill. I may have come to the conclusion that the deep green in the Fleece Artist overwhelms all the other colors in a way that does not please me. I may have to knit a few more inches to know for sure. I may have to scrap the whole thing to go a whole different direction involving some Claudia's handpainted.

I may have started the entrelac socks from Interweave with some solid purple Opal and a variagated purple Trekking. I may have started them even though there's no way they could be quick enough to be November socks. I may not have actually started them at all. The jury is still out. I'll never tell.

I may have disregarded the order of the timeline in favor of a December store-sample project. I may be quite taken with this particular December project, so much so that it tends to be the first thing I pull out of my bag when I want to knit.

I may be so distracted by these two skeins of PacaPeds alpaca sock yarn that I can't think of anything else ever.

On the other hand, maybe everything's done and I'm just not telling you about it.

Or maybe that's just wishful thinking on my part.


Amanda said...

Oh, man...that sucks about your SIL's sock. That's some scary stuff right there...I don't care who you are.

The store sample sock is just absolutely gorgeous and I must know what the pattern'll tell me, won't you? I'd even come all the way up to the store to find out...but I can't wait until December. :)

I've got a million things on the needles and nothing done. Bleh!

~Tonia~ said...

Good luck getting it all done. There are some lovely distractions that you have going.

Carolyn said...

I love the colors in the chevron scarf. And those red and brown diamond socks are amazing!

Annabelle said...

Those are such lovely distractions

KelInCal said...

At least everything you are - or are not - working on is awesome!

How am I suppose to resist the Chevron Scarf now?? I think the colors are beautiful.

MollyBeees said...

Oooh! All of the socks are gorgeous but the Secember one is MAGNIFIQUE!

sherry said...

Ohh, I really like the way your chevron is coming out!

Kimmie said...

I may be leaving a comment on your blog right now. Or you may just be imagining it. And I may absolutely love those December socks and the chevron scarf...or I may be totally lying..... :)

monica said...

that poor sock and poor sister in law.
I have to say I love the colors of the chevron scarf. Those are very much colors I love.

I am going to have to surf to find this lovely sock yarn, It looks yummy.