Warning: This post contains some obsessive photos and detailed descriptions of my knitting. The dog may make an appearance.
As some of you may recall, learning to knit socks was one of my New Year's resolutions this year (along with "learning to drive" - HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! Yeah, that's going well.) After overcoming some adversity near the beginning of my sock journey, I managed to successfully finish my first pair of socks by April. But I held off on posting pictures, because I wanted to knit Katr a pair of socks too! And then I could take a photo of our chubby feet in our handknit socks! Because I am a dork!
I started Katr's socks (using Bird of Paradise yarn from Sundara Yarn's Petals Collection) in April and finished the first one fairly quickly. Mindful of the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome, I immediately and smugly cast on for the second sock. That was in May.
My near total cessation of knitting coincided with my near total cessation of blogging this summer and I have no one to blame but the dog. Fortunately, I did not cease to READ blogs and it seemed like you other knitters were turning out finished items left and right. Several of you, in fact, posted pictures of your latest accomplishments just last week and after all that eye candy, I was so jealous that I couldn't take it anymore. So with fresh determination, I took up the sock again this weekend and several hours of crappy tv later, lo, it was finished! What the fuck happened with the toe seams? Good question.
On the left - my right foot clad in my first sock. On the left, Katr's left foot, modelling the newly completed sock. Yes, yes - our feet are creampuffs too.
Katr said I should take a shot just to prove there were two complete Bird of Paradise socks. Oddly, I suppose I thought you'd all take it on faith that I had also finished both of MY socks:
A close-up of the carpet, my slip-stitch ribbing action and screwed up Frankenstein toe seam:
And finally, the dog getting some action from the duck and modelling the finished Bird of Paradise socks:
My god, you two - GET A ROOM!!
Now that I've finally finished that fourth sock, I am back on the sticks with a vengeance! I'm touching the stash! I'm coveting patterns! I'm thinking of getting back on the giant poncho. I'm already several inches in some sparkly action with the two balls of fun on the right. And speaking of balls of fun, a certain Padu had better get me his measurements if he ever wants his birthday present.