Contrary to popular believe - I DO knit. Really. It's true. I even occasionally finish things. Although of late it's been few and far between. Even though I knit Continental which is supposed to be "the fast way" - it still feels like I knit slow as molasses. And I'm even trying to concentrate on a couple of projects at a time! Generally two sometimes three because one is asking a little too much devotion for little fickle ol' me. Hell - remember my initial lust and obsession with Butterfly? She's sulking down at the bottom of my knitting bag right know - with only the edging done on the first side. Dont tell her though - I'm planning put her on Center Stage for my trip this weekend to Colorado. South Fork for those who were curious - my inlaws live there. So what does one do in South Fork in the heat of summer? Rafting! If you don't hear back from me by July 4th - I fell out of the raft and drowned. I have a 5 hour mini van ride from Denver to work with, and another ride back on Monday to catch the flight home. I expect plenty of moments in between to get a row here and there in.
But on more interesting note - I finished my two color Koigu socks. I knit them with short row heels and toes - and a seed stitch rib similar to the Thuja socks in knitty. I like to do em toe up though instead of cuff down. My only issue now is that its too damn hot to be able to wear them! Sweltering blistering humid heat that only bare feet can stand. I think that becoming a drama queen in regards to any miniscule change in the weather is required for living in Southern California. Did anyone get any thunder on Sunday? I got about 3 minutes of rain drops and some half mumbled thunder before it cleared up. I felt distinctly ripped off. Premature precipitation even. Oh right - socks. Yes. Knit them I did. Wore them to work with tennis shoes. Feet sweated profusely. Tore them off soon as I got home. Now soaking in Eucalan. There is a haiku in there somewhere I know it.
Oh - pictures you say? Yes there are pictures.
I did a picot edging in the contrast color and let the back of the heels stay in stockinette for a couple of inches for heel rubbing against shoe comfort. Actually the truth is - I forgot to do the ribbing pattern on both sides after the heel was done, and decided to just mirror the same thing on the second sock cause I didnt want to rip back. Screw that. Its a sock. You wear them with shoes. Who would notice?
As you can see - I am a rather "interpretive dance" sort of knitter as opposed to the tap dance kind. No sharp staccato rhythms and snappy routines for me. Thats me rolling around and doing somersaults in the corner waving my arms and calling it dancing while people stare and wonder if I have some sort of seizure disorder. I'm cool with that. Not that I've been doing any sort of somersaulting lately - I'd hurt myself.