In Which the Pirate Picks Up An Old Project.

pomatomus_footIn straightening up the yarn corner and finding the gift swap yarn, I also found an old project that I’ve been avoiding – the dreaded Pomatomus socks. I cast on for these in March of 2007. It is ridiculous that it’s taken me two years to knit them. The first one has been done for a while; I think I finished it only a few months after starting. I even cast on for the second sock right away, to avoid Second Sock Syndrome, but never quite got past the first two pattern repeats. The sock-and-a-half got packed away when we moved up to the house last year, and I haven’t really made any progress on it since.

Today I finished the leg of the second sock, and tomorrow I’ll knit the heel flap. I want these socks done so that I can wear them this summer! I’m knitting with Plymouth Sockotta, which is a blend of 45% cotton, 40% wool, and 15% nylon. The cotton content, combined with all the knitting through the back loops, is hard on my hands… but I can and will finish.

pomatomus_yarnOf all the pictures that I’ve taken of my knitting, this is one of my favorites. It accurately shows the colors of the yarn (your monitor may vary) and some of my favorite needles. They’re 6″ Crystal Palace bamboo in size 1/2.25 mm, and after several pairs of socks, are perfectly curved to fit my hands. Part of the reason I want to finish the Pomatomus is so that I can have these needles back. I’m not sure what I’ll be knitting on them, but I won’t be casting on for a new project for a while. At least, not until the Napramach bag is done…

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3 Responses

  1. Snow says:

    Two years? Snort I have unfinished socks older than you!

    But they are truly beautiful.

  2. lisa says:

    These socks are beautiful. They’ve been in my mental queue for quite a while – might be time to give them a go. Enjoying your blog!

  3. Cindy says:

    uhh uhh, two years… it makes me shiver for I just started the pomatomus…. Actually I am totally scared by the “after heel flap”, hope I understood the instructions well enough for the two charts to match….
    I guess you’ve finished them by now : they look really beautiful.

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