Friday, November 29, 2013

Light at the end of the tunnel

I started this pair of socks for my brother in 2010:

I ended up actually hating the yarn and the socks, so I threw them out and started over. Yes, I was THAT frustrated!  The socks I restarted were much better, but given that I'm easily distracted, one project after another stole my attention.  So this sat in the pile of unfinished projects -- kind of like the island of misfit toys.

This week I finally pulled out the bag this was in, and realized that there really isn't all that much more to do.  The first sock is finished, and at this point there is maybe 5 inches worth of knitting left to do on the second sock.  So that's pretty much all I've been working on this weekend.  Is it me, or does it seem like the more you knit on a project, the less progress you seem to make?  So in my finishing frenzy, I'm knitting away, hoping to finish by the end of the weekend at the latest. I'm really looking forward to pulling another unfinished project (or two!) out of the pile, as well as starting another pair of socks so that I can try out a new method for knitting heels (Fish Lips Kiss heel, for you sock knitters!).

I am also looking forward to a good chunk of knitting time tomorrow.  A friend from Pittsburgh will be in town and a few of us are going to meet up at one of the local watering holes for a bit of reunion and a lot of knitting.  I haven't decided what to take with me, but you bet your needles my brother's sock will be in my bag.  I can't wait to get this sock off my needles :-)

And with that, I'm off to curl up in bed with a book and my knitting.  Or maybe I'll switch it up and crochet a bit tonight. Living on the edge!


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