I haven’t knit on any of my socks in a while…..
Quite a while.
With the girls asking for sweater and me wanting sweaters myself, I’ve been ignoring the socks. Well, I also don’t wear socks in the summer. Once the weather is warm enough I ditch all the socks and it’s a case of “out of sight, out of mind”. Now it’s well in mind. It’s gotten quite a bit colder. I went looking for my socks that were put away in May.
Maybe put away isn’t the word for what I did. At the last washing of the year, they sat on the drying table in the studio for quite some time. They stayed there until I needed to use the table for a fleece…So the poor neglected socks all got dumped into a corner to quickly get them out of my way because I had washed the fleece, had it in my arms over the table….I had forgotten to move the socks ahead of time.
There the socks lay until I needed them this past week. I found 3 pair and 1 pair that needed mending. I had 2 pair that I let run through the regular wash cycle because the yarn is Supernova and it withstands the torture of the machines. So there we have 6 pair. I am missing 2 more. I still haven’t made an exhaustive search for them or anything but I’ll find them soon…I hope.
In the meantime, I decided I better crank out a couple more pairs. I have a beautiful yarn gifted to me by my boyfriend David in a swamp swap we did on Ravelry. It’s a glorious yarn and I know it’s going to make incredible socks. The yarn is so great that I almost feel bad making them into socks.
In the meantime, I started spinning up October’s club and that will definitely need to be the next socks on the needles. I finished the singles last night and will ply them so that when I’m on my 2 trips over the next 2 weekends, I’ll have them to work on. That is assuming I don’t fall in love with another project before them. My knit love is very fickle.