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Sock Itch…

I have an urge suddenly to knit socks. I made one single sock about a year ago, with crappy yarn, just to prove I could learn how, and my interest in socks waned after that. I finished about 75% of the second sock but then let it sink to the bottom of my “project basket”.

Now I suddenly want to knit socks again, only I want to knit yummy socks with nice yarn. But part of me wonders if this will be folly. Surely, second sock syndrome will hit me again and I won’t be motivated to finish what I start. And, let’s say that I do finish… well, in that case, can I be sure I would even WEAR said socks? I’ve found that of all the hats and scarves and sweaters I’ve made, I’ve never actually worn any of them other than for project photos. And I’m worried that if I make nice socks that I’ll feel like my feet are unworthy of wearing them, or I’d be too paranoid about getting them dirty.

So I’m going to try and come up with a compromise for myself. First, I need to finish the crappy sock set I started a year ago and be done with it so it’s not at the back of my mind. Secondly, I need to finish my second Hurry Up Spring arm-warmer to prove I can, indeed, finish a pair of something.

Then maybe I’ll allow myself to dabble with socks again.

I have way too many unfinished projects that are starting to gang up on me and demand attention even though I’d like to forget some of them exist. Mainly, my mom’s never-ending-scarf that I started well over a year ago and failed to give her at Christmas 2006 and again at Christmas 2007. It’s becoming the bane of my existence. Just row after row after row of k1p1 ribbing. It’s like pulling teeth. And I still have one more skein of yarn to use up. Will it ever end?!

About a month ago I almost snapped and decided to frog the whole thing, all 4 feet of it, and make a NEW scarf with a nice lace pattern that would keep me entertained. Thankfully my husband intervened and told me in no uncertain terms that I was crazy for even considering it. So I have to keep going. And going…

My husband is currently out of town at the moment and while he’s away, I decided to knit him some nice fingerless “Beer Gloves” from the book Son of Stich’N Bitch.  Again, I started the project simply because I’ve never done gloves before and wanted to learn how. (Even though, when I showed my husband the pattern a couple weeks back, he said they looked like hobo gloves and he doesn’t understand dressing like a hobo, especially since we have so many real-life hobos living on our street at any given time). I just pretended I didn’t hear him and when he left town, I  went ahead and started on the gloves anyway, certain that he would come back home and fall in love them at first sight.

Well, the more I work on the first glove, the less I think this is likely. The more I knit, the more the thing seems to grow and sag. I mean… the ring finger opening shouldn’t be wider than the thumb opening, right? And the palm seems so long it’s beginning to look more like toe-less socks, rather than fingerless gloves. Let’s not mention the huge ladders running up the sides due to my first attempt at knitting in the round on two circulars. And, why do I keep insisting on knitting with this Plymouth baby alpaca dk yarn even though everything I’ve made with it to date has been a disaster?

Even so… I’m gonna keep going. Well… I’ll finish one at least.

January 11, 2008 at 2:20 am Leave a comment

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