Wednesday, August 22, 2007

One down...

One argyle sock down...










...and one to go. I finished the first sock early Sunday morning and promptly spent the rest of the day battling the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome (SSS). I just couldn't bring myself to cast on, and it didn't help that my arms and shoulders hurt from the sprint to the finish line the night before. I eventually did cast on Sunday night and found that once I was over that hump, working on the ribbing wasn't so bad. Once I added the color, I was back in action.

I'm making good progress on the second sock so far. I started with 12 days to finish this to qualify for a prize on the SAMKAL4 I joined and I told myself that if I divided the sock into manageable parts (diamond repeats - 6 total, heel flap, heel turn and gusset, toes) I could get it done. So far it seems to be working, I've got almost 3 diamond repeats done in three days and I could start the heel flap tonight. The wrench in the whole monkey will come this weekend when we have company staying overnight Saturday. Hopefully I can either knit while we watch a movie or knit by the fire if the weather is nice.

6 comments:

ekgheiy said...

Nice work! SSS is a b**ch for sure, but you'll get through it. Either that or suffer the wrath of ekgheiy! **Roar** :) By the time I KAL a sock with you, you'll be on your 50th! But that's ok - I'll join ya in due time.

Happy Knitting! Can't wait to see the pair!

Maia said...

Beautiful sock! Will you duplicate stitch the crosses onto it?

I try to start the second sock right away, before my attention gets drawn elsewhere.

Camping Jason said...

ekgheiy: I await your company on such a KAL. I'll be knitting more of these argyles, just not right away :)

Maia: Yep, I plan to duplicate stitch black crosses when they're done. But don't tell the KAL people...

It's especially hard to start the second sock when all while knitting the first, I've been thinking of tons of other sock ideas.

Nikki said...

Why am I so full of hate today. I just hate you and your beautiful sock. Don't take it as an offense, though, since my hate and my envy are pretty much the same thing. All those bobbins, all the untangling (right?), all the patience. And they are beautiful.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Those are awesome socks! I was so impressed by the picture on the KAL that I had to come over here and see.

Oh, and your wife rocks with the b-day gifts...happy birthday!

Cindy said...

Those are awesome, even without the final touch of the black crosses. :)

Happy B-day!