The week has gone by in a haze. Last weekend, I hosted my little sister-in-law's bridal shower. I drove 6 hours Friday night, finished up details on Saturday, hosted the shower (50 guests!), and then drove back to Chicagoland that night so that I could be at computer training the next day at work. The Bride really enjoyed her shower and so all the stress was worth it, but I think that was the last shower I'm ever hosting. Ever. Some people really enjoy the whole party planning process. I find it very stressful. I'm always concerned things will look stupid or no one will enjoy the party. I'm great at small dinner party-type parties, but go above 8 guests and I'm a bit freaked. Anyway, it's all over (yea!) and the point of this ramble is that I didn't get to knit at all last weekend (unbelievable). Then, throughout this whole week I've been in a fuzzy brained fog and all I've been doing is knitting my socks.
As you know from the last post (with the bajillion skeins of sock yarn) I have plenty of socks to knit. This time around I'm knitting two different socks at the same time. Not on 2 circulars or anything. Just my usual double point needles (this is the last dance with those Pony Pearls, I think - I just don't like them). Normally I make it a point to only have one pair of socks going at a time, but I'm actually really enjoying having two. I've been alternating which I work on and it seems to be going faster. The first sock (Cherry Tree Hill in Old Rose, Dublin Bay pattern -pdf) is complete and its mate is on the needles with a few inches knit. The second sock is the Opal Rainforest Fish using my made up 2x2 rib sock pattern with an Eye of Partridge heel (love that heel).