Wednesday, 21 February 2007

Lost in knee sock black hole!

I suddenly realised tonight that I haven't blogged much lately, the reason for this being that I've been sucked into the black hole that is my current sock WIP! I (stupidly) decided to knit a pair of knee high socks. I've been threatening this for a while, but each time I get to a leg length of approximately 6 inches, I chicken out, do the rib and cast off! ;) So some time last week (I have no concept of time since I've started these socks) I had some lovely Fyberspates yarn arrive from Get Knitted and cast on straight away for a pair of lacy toe up socks, with a double eyelet rib pattern taken from one of the Harmony stitch guides (modified to knit in the round). Well, the foot whizzed by, then came the leg. It went on, and on, and on ......... and I have to say my legs are really not that long by any stretch of the imagination. ;) I'm 5ft 4in in heels ;) I eventually finished the first sock and it was a real struggle not to put this one sock away and start something else. But, I perservered and once again the foot whizzed by and I'm now on the leg. Again. I'm getting a feeling of deja-vu! I think I've got approximately 200 rounds to go .................. If I'm lucky, they'll be finished this weekend and I can get a pic posted. (Then you'll see just how short my lickle legs really are!) Betcha can't wait ;)


Knittings Nice! said...

Had to laugh, was in the same dilema with knee highs that have just finished....they're for DD s she'll be quite happy that they're 3 quarters.. I always find the remedy to getting that second sock done is to cast it on straight after the first.

Valerie said...

I have to agree with the previous comment. I always start the second sock right away, too, and am motivated to knit it quickly knowing that I can wear them as soon as I'm done (or start a new project!). I've never made knee socks, though. They do sound daunting. I'll bet the Fyberspates yarn makes it worthwhile, though.

Kay said...

Are they four-inch heels? If so, you're the same height as me. LOL.