I was reading Yarn Harlot's blog recently and got hooked with her idea of a self-imposed sock club. The idea is to pair up each of those many skeins of sock yarn, lurking in the big box on top of the wardrobe, with a sock pattern. Each sock is then put into a ziplock (or Co-op carrier) bag with its pattern and then the fun begins.
Each month you pull out a bag and get knitting that sock.
That's the theory.
By the time I'd made up fifteen bags and added in the two pairs already on the needles, that gave me 17 pairs of socks!
Luckily I'm already well on my way.
January socks: On-Hold socks knitted from the toe-up.
February socks: finished last night. My beautiful, and challenging, Wednesday socks.
I'm not going to be able to wait until March to start my next pair, so I'll be casting on Pillar socks soon. Who am I kidding? They'll be on the needles before the day is out.
After all, I don't want to get bored or resort to doing the ironing, do I?
Oddly enough, there's more knitting news.
Scrap socks for Minx, finished at last - I cast these on in September, so I'm not quite the paragon of knitting virtue I portray myself as!
Knitted on 4mm needles, two strands of leftover sock yarn held together, cast on 40 stitches, did a very sloppy short-row heel. Every inch or so, I swapped one yarn for another to make the stripiness. A very quick knit......or not!
For those moments when I may be tempted to give in to the lure of feeding my family, or worse - ironing, I've got a couple of other little bits on the go.
Crazy socks for Minx.
Scrap socks for Monster's size 5s!
With Mr Moog being excused from taxi duties for a while, my services are required for swimming lessons, cubs, brownies etc which inevitably leads to waiting time for me. Last Saturday I whiled away the swimming lessons by starting a scarf.
Knitted in beautiful soft Noro Taiyo, using Yarn Harlot's One Row Scarf pattern. Knitted until I ran out of yarn and then sewed the ends together to make an endless scarf/cowl that doesn't fall off when the wind blows!
I've just cast one on for Minx, to get me through today's swimming lessons!
I'll leave you with the pretties on my kitchen windowsill, to reward you for making it to the end of all that knitting!
Now I must run. Should have been in the shower forty minutes ago!
p.s. sorry about all those Ravelry links. If you can't access them you might just have to join Ravelry ;o)