Wednesday, January 28, 2009

One and One, but not Two

Over Christmas and New Years, I had visions of non-stop knitting, crescending waves of knitting mojo, and - well - lots of time to knit.

Reality set in, and we spent most of the time working on our place in the Mountains. It's not so easy to find time to knit when you're scrubbing out the Fridge of Horror.

So, instead of driving back to the Frigid North from my trip in the Sunny South with a nice warm layering of newly knitted goods, I only had two things finished . . .. . . a wonderful glove, my first, from Knitting New Mittens and Gloves. I used Caron Simply Soft because it's so soft (heh heh) and indestructible. I always wondered what the fascination was for fingerless gloves, and now I know.

Knitting five fingers in the round is. a. pain. in. the. arse.

Secondly, a sock. After frantic Christmas-present knitting, I really wanted some instant gratification, and self-striping sock yarn is as close as it gets. Plus, the bright and cheery colors have the added bonus of helping me beat the winter blahs.

I am knitting a basic sock on size 0 needles (yes, I know, that's insane, but gauge is important. I'm going to keep lecturing Flipflopping Mama on that until it hits home.) The yarn is Fortissima Colori Socka Color, one of my favorite sock yarns. Tons of fun!
So, one hand and one foot is warm. Too bad it's a whopping 9 degrees outside today.

Suppose I need both feet? I'm tempted to just wear the sock as my other glove.

(I have half done on the sock, and half done on the glove)


kadezmom said...

I love what you have started, and you deserve a medal after what you've just cleaned. Great job!!!!!!

adrienne said...

so, rachel, are these projects for the ufo kal? and so we are saying
that you need to finish 50% of each project?

i can understand the 1+1 does not equal 2 thing. i tend to do my math that way too.

and your fridge story is truly scary.