Monday, July 2, 2007

Sock Syndrome

So, earlier I complained of the Second Sock Syndrome - where after knitting the first sock of a pair, I lose the enthusiasm necessary to complete the second sock of the pair. So, I decided that I would knit Sock #1 of three different pairs - I just finished sock #1 of the third pair, and I am thoroughly sick of knitting socks. I suppose my plan backfired. Oh well - I am sure after a month or two of sock knitting abstinence, my love of the tiny needles and self-striping yarn will be renewed and I will at last be able to finish these three pairs.

Here is completed sock #1 of pair #3:

In the meantime, I am going to finish this:

It is the Storm Water Shawl knitted from Sea Silk yarn (pattern and yarn purchased at Little Knits.) I had started it last fall with the intent of wearing it during my wedding. But, well, with school and the whole wedding planning thing, I got a little busy, and it has yet to be finished. My little brother is getting married at the end of the month. I doubt that I will really need a shawl in California in July, but who cares - the yarn is super luscious and I need something to motivate me to finish this project.

HiK - No worries, your slippers are still in the works. I needed a small break from the felted clog pattern, but they are coming - I promise!

JPo - I am very excited to see progress on your sweater!

Amanda - I am not sure if where the dog is going to be at Thanksgiving. But if it works out that we can bring him with us, we definitely will. Have a wonderful wedding weekend!


Amanda said...

Thanks Shannon. So sorry you and Raul won't be there to celebrate with us. We look forward to seeing you in November!

J.Po said...

I was going to take a pic of my progress the other day, but I got sidetracked due to a dead camera battery. I forgot to return to the task. Perhaps tonight....

That shawl is AMAZING! Is the yarn a blend, or pure silk? I'm allergic to most wools, so I've been trying to find good alternatives. I'm actually okay with Alpaca, which has been great fun.

J.Po said...

No need to reply re: the yarn! I just clicked from your blog! Thanks!

J.Po said...

I totally want to make that shawl!! Is it difficult? Working on the sweater makes me think I can aim for higher goals!

Shannon said...

Amanda - we are very excited to see you and everyone in November, too. Have a great time this weekend! We will be thinking of you.

JPo - the shawl is very easy. I think it has an 8 row repeat pattern, and you have to know how to knit, purl and yarnover. Nothing too complicated. I bought the yarn at, and I think they have good prices.

towwas said...

Oh, it's certainly possible that you'll need a shawl in California in July - if there's a chance you might step into the shade or be caught out after sunset. California can be freakin' COLD in July.

homeinkabul said...

I tried to comment last week but couldn't - No worries on the slippers!

That shawl is lovely, I can't wait to see the finished product!!

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