Here is the great thing about the ubiquitous "Second Sock Syndrome", by which I am sorely afflicted: When you're in the mood to get something done quickly because the Olympics are about to start and you really haven't even decided on your sport yet (yes, I think I'll call the item knit, ie. cables, or lace, or socks, the sport and the knitting itself "Competition" as in "I'm participating in the Olympics as a Down-Hill Racer"), there's nothing like finding a couple of half-finished second socks to set you on your merry way. (Ok, hee hee, take a deep breath, go back up to "When..." and read that whole, long phrase fast in one breath. ) 'Cause finishing two pairs of socks in one weekend is a feat of Herculean proportions, no? And look at the cute cable/lace on the blue ones. This is one of the Knitter.com's Sock-of-the-Month Club's sock kits. It's called Turtle Tracks. It's a cable I've also heard called a Drunken Cable, but it's also got eyelets. Very cute and fun to knit. Why had I cast them aside last fall? I dunno. Flighty I guess. But they're done now. Stats: Turtle Tracks Lace Sock, size 1.5 US, Sockotta color ? (lost the band again...) Why yes, that is my robe in the corner of that picture. Dear Son and I are having a jammie day -- he's got double earaches and a cold. I'm commiserating. Poor guy.
Oh, and the wonky pooling on the Liberty socks? I'm over it. Distracting, but not so much as compel me to rip out half a sock. Not when I'm on a roll!
This is Fleece Artist Merino Sock. The old Merino Sock. You know, the one that's so much like Koigu KPM or KPPM, but in 400 yard hanks? Fleece Artist has since changed their sock yarn. Number one, the new yarn is thicker and lacks the beautiful sheen of the old yarn. Number two, it now comes in 360 yard hanks, not enough to knit my hubby's size 13 socks without buying two and having a ton left over. So, when a customer who was knitting socks out of this beautiful pewter gray color called and said we could put the hank she was keeping in back just in case she didn't have enough yarn back out in the store, I snagged it. You betcha. This stuff's like gold. A collector's item... All wound up and ready to go. This is the Sensational Knitted Socks book, and on the right is a cable/lace pattern she calls Oblique Openwork -- it's cables with lace eyelets down each swirl. I'm swatching this to see if it will be the perfect sock for my sockpal. She likes cables but is open to anything, and I'm in the mood to knit lace. She seems to like subdued, muted colors and this yarn kind of glows like polished metal. A match made in heaven, I'd say. I'll let you know.