In Which the Pirate Breaks a Promise.

I feel guilty for even thinking about it, but I’m considering the idea of casting on a new sock before I’ve finished the second Stripey Striped Sock. The thing is, I can’t really knit on the Stripey Striped Sock for very long before my hands start to ache, so it’s not a very good traveling sock at all. But then, I know that once it’s finished, I’m really going to love it. The first sock, despite my issues with the yarn, fits perfectly and is delightfully colourful.

I’m going to be hanging out with friends over Memorial Day weekend and I know I’m going to want to have a sock in my hands, so I may be breaking my promise and casting on a simple, 64-stitch, stockinette sock for myself. I’m going to go back to the oldest yarns in my stash, too.

These Lana Grossa Meilenweits are two of my earliest sock yarn purchases. I got them from Red Bird Knits, which no longer seems to be selling yarn, during a “Socktober” sale. One of them is going to become my new traveling sock – but which? I’m leaning towards the brown and gray Magico as I think it will look better in a stockinette, especially the thin jaquard sections. The more colourful Fun and Stripes colourway would probably look good in a simple ribbing as well as in stockinette. Guess that answers that question, then!

I’d like to see just how much of the Stripey Striped Sock I can get done in small bursts. Doctor’s appointments, lunch breaks, you name it – I’m planning to pull that sucker out every chance I get. Meanwhile, my plans were shattered on Monday when I went to the allergist and had a perfect twenty-minute window of knitting… during which my hand was numb from the shots and so no new stripes were added to the sock. Boo.

This weekend I’ve two five-hour car rides to look forward to, along with lots of family time as we’re all getting together to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday, so I think I’ll bring the Pink Sweater for the car and the new sock for the family time. Yeah, so about that “considering”… I’ve considered, and decided. There shall be a New Sock!

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2 Responses

  1. Karen says:

    Go ahead and cast on something new. There is no law that says you must finish what you’ve started:)

    • Pirate says:

      Ah, but I do have to finish the current WIPs eventually – almost everything I’m working on right now is gifts for other people.

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