September 08, 2008

Socks, socks and a pffft

Thuja colourful socks

Two pairs of socks finished in a week. Both started early this year. Thuja and Yarrow ribbed socks. I'm trying to battle the amount of wips in my basket these days. There's only one unfinished pair of socks in there now, the Falling Leaves socks that I started over 2 years ago. I have 5 lace repeats and the ribbing left on the last sock. For some reason I can't get into this lace pattern like I usually can with a lot of other patterns. The chart has to be within eyesight at all times.

To celebrate the reduction of wips I was planning on starting the Yellow harvest mittens from the latest VK this weekend. That did not happen. For some strange reason I do not own any 5 mm double pointed needles. So there I was with pattern and yarn (Malabrigo in Lacquer red, yum) in hand, and no friggin needles. A bit disappointed is an understatement. Then I thought I'd start the Druid mittens from the same issue instead. I knew I have needles for those. Could not find the blasted yarn. I know I have 6 skeins of some turquise Finull somewhere. But where???

To comfort myself I thought I'd try out something new. Treat myself to a little learning. Domino knitting. What I learned was: I have a short attention span, I find domino knitting boring, I cannot count correctly to 36 twice and I-cord border is boring. With all respect to Vivian Høxbro, this is my last domino potholder.

Pffft blah dishcloth


Buying 5 mm dpns tomorrow!


Bezzie said...

Hee hee, I do love the icord binding...but I've never tried domino knitting.

That's a cute potholder!

Theresa said...

If you REALLY hate the potholder, I'll take it!! :-)

Batty said...

I've done one project in domino knitting, but I don't see myself making a habit out of it either. I know a person who has started a whole jacket made out of really little squares... just the thought scares me.

Isn't it amazing? With all the needles we have, we still manage not to have certain sizes. I hate it when I'm going through my needle bag, find 6 different variants on US #8 and #4 needles, but no 9s in sight.