Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Doctors and Socks

So last week was full of trips to dentists and doctors for check ups. I like doing them all at once so that I don't have to remember or think about any of it for at least 6 months. Plus I sort of get into an appointment making mood. I start calling about Dan's sports physical and I remember he needs a teeth cleaning and then I might as well do all the kids at once and while I'm at it, everyone needs haircuts . . . it just snowballs from there until my phone is beeping at me constantly, every day, for two weeks, getting me from one appointment to the next.

The point is that even though I don't have a lot to show for it, I got a lot done.Add Image

I did get these finished . . .

I actually started these way back in January. I chose this chunky yarn because it is thick and cotton and because it knits up fast so I get some immediate gratification. I was also trying to memorize the pattern. The socks are toasty and slouchy and perfect to wear around the house on a chilly morning.

These were knitted in Patagonia Nature Cotton by Araucania on size 6 circular needles, using the 'Chunky Cozy Cotton Sock' pattern from Knitting Circles Around Socks.

. . . and I started a new pair.

For these red and white socks, the yarn and needles are tiny so this pair is going to take me a while. A super accomplished knitter told me once that it takes her about 8 uninterrupted hours to knit one pair of socks. I guess I have something to shoot for.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Cute! I wish I knew how to knit. I want some fuzzy socks on my feet right now:)