Wednesday, March 07, 2007

A Finished Sock

Not so long ago I was knitting up 3 or 4 pairs of socks a month. Now I'm excited I finished this one sock after weeks of dawdling. This slowdown is bound to lift soon as nothing motivates sock knitting like the knowledge that your sock yarn stash is now officially out of control! I have a bit more Duet Sock yarn coming in and I joined one more sock club. That's it. I'm done buying for a long long time. I know, I know, you've all heard that before, but really really really. I'm taking a break from sock yarn buying at least until we move. I'll give myself a couple exemptions (like if the Knitting Group does decide to go to The Fold), but my sock yarn boxes just can't take anymore!

The sock to the right is the first Conifer Sock from the Pick Up Sticks Sock Club. The yarn is Apple Laine Apple Pie in English Garden. I'm using size 2.5mm (US 1) Inox double points. As you can see, the second sock has begun. The sooner I get it done, the sooner I can start on the Rockin' Sock Club kit!

***Knitting Group has moved! We'll still be meeting on Wednesdays (tonight!), but instead of the Borders we have moved a little west to the new Starbucks in Wilmette (corner of Lake & Laramie, just to the west of I-94 on Lake Ave.). We meet from 6:30 until 8ish and any yarn enthusiast is welcome!***


Adrienne said...

I always love your socks. See you tonigt at Group.

Kim in Oregon said...

Let me know how the Yarntini club is...even for a sock whore like me it's a bit pricey, but if you think it's worth it I'll reconsider.

And thanks for your comment re. the size 5s. That's weird, isn't it?

Are you coming out here for a house hunting trip some time?

mle said...

the Yarntini sock club!!...oh I'm so jealous!...darn budget!
I've actually been really distracted with sweaters and cardigans lately to be thinking of my poor half finished socks....I'll get to them though!

Andrea said...

I live vicariously through your sock club involvement. I was on the waiting list for Pick up sticks and just got word that I'll have a spot starting in April. That's enough for me though for now.