Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Mystery and Socks

This past weekend was a strange combination of almost complete laziness and astounding progress. The laziness is captured by the fact that I rarely left the couch, and somehow got through a complete rewatch of the first season of Doctor Who (Sigh. As much as I love David Tennant, I still miss Nine.)

But the couch sitting and the tv watching (well, laptop-watching, to be more accurate) on Saturday did enable me to make a great deal of progress on... something I can't tell you about. Sorry. Stealth knitting is just so, so bad for blogging. But if you're on Ravelry, you can look me up and see it in my WIPs, if you're dying of curiosity. Sunday's couch-sitting was due to a serious inability to estimate the time required to finish that same project. But the end is in sight, if I can just stick to it a little longer. This is what I get for venturing outside the realms of knitting.

For a break from the massive project that doesn't seem to have an end, I worked on and finished my first pair of Jaywalkers.

Finished Jaywalkers

The fit's not perfect, and I didn't get the pattern repeat in the yarn quite right. But I still like them.

Jaywalker Close-Up

I vacillated throughout the entire process of knitting these up between the opinion that the yarn is fun and funky, and the other opinion that it's just gawdawful. Now that they're done, I'm going with funky. It was fun to knit with, with the frequent changes in colour and pattern.

Overall, not bad for a second pair of socks. I can't wait to cast on the third. Sock yarn is so fun!

Update: The Neverending Project is ended! Pictures will be on Ravelry as soon as I can get some decent light, and here in the blog as soon as it's gifted.


maryse said...

ha! what fun socks!

Janelle said...

I love those Jaywalkers! Awesome colors.

JRS said...

I vote for fun and funky.