Thursday, June 04, 2009

Sock-fu and encouragement

The unbirthday socks are done and will be on their way to Warwick in Queensland tomorrow even though Peggy would like to keep them.

If anyone knits these socks, I suggest you add a couple of centimetres to the foot unless you're knitting for a person with a narrow foot. I am enamoured of the yarn. It's soft and lovely to knit with, if a little splitty. It took almost 3 x 50g balls, so I've enough left for another pair for the Old Flame (later, darling, I promise) and maybe another, slightly shorter, pair possibly for my brother.

Thanks to all of you for your encouragement. I'm trying to be honest about the number of WIPs and the nature of my resistance to finishing them. I suspect there will be almost as much frogging as there will be knitting in the next 3 months.

Thanks especially, this morning, to Priscilla at By Hook or Needles for de-lurking in the comments and awarding me a Kreativ Blogger award. I've never quite worked out how to get these things into my sidebar but I'll try over the weekend. Priscilla is also a librarian and for the crocheters, has several free patterns on her blog.

And a decision has been made about the blanket. After many calculations, I'd have to knit about 15 hours a week for 4 weeks to get it finished. In the interests of sanity it will be a Christmas gift.


Marg B said...

Congrats on the well-deserved Kreativ Blogger nomination!

Good decision re: the blanket. I firmly believe that the stress involved in having to try and finish something to a ridiculous deadline inevitably leads to mistakes and bad karma being irretrievably knitted into the blanket.

Donna Lee said...

I didn't thing the blanket sounded too bad until I read the mohair part. I find it harder to work with than other yarns. I'm glad you're giving up on the July deadline.

Priscilla said...

I'm glad I finally delurked, too. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog yesterday. Somehow I missed the fact that you are a librarian, too, but I'm glad to know that.

The socks look good. Please don't feel bad about your WIPs. We all have them. I feel pretty good right now because I counted last week and I "only" have 12 currently hanging around. At least that's an improvement over the 30 that I started 2008 with! So I will be following your progress over the next couple of months with interest.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

On another topic altogether, a non knitting one....I love that quilt!!!!!