Friday, April 13, 2012
Finished Object Friday
No surprise here - yesterday afternoon I finished my second Cat in The Hat sock while watching files upload on my computer at work. File transfer is a lot like watching paint dry, and it makes me a bit stir-crazy unless I have some knitting to do while I wait. That's my secret for how much knitting gets done - travel knitting and knitting through the boredom at work. In fact I had enough time at work to weave in all the ends as well, so these socks are well and truly done, ready for the Warm Hands Network's September shipment to Moosonee.
It's a plain vanilla sock knit toe up with sport weight yarn on 2.75mm needles. That's another reason why these socks were done so quickly - heavier than usual yarn on bigger than usual needles. After completing the second afterthought heel I've got about 3 grams of Regia Nautica left and slightly more of the red alpaca yarn. Maybe there'll be another scrappy sock with wheat and red coloured stripes?
Another scrappy sock; that's what I should do next. But instead I've pulled out some leftover sport weight superwash wool with a plan to make a Baby Bobbi Bear. Years ago my Mom made one and it was really cute. I came across the pattern amongst the things I inherited from her. It's nice feeling as I knit to see her notes and marks in the margin as I go along. Makes me feel a little closer to her.
This Friday the 13th I'm linking up with Tami's Amis for Finished Object Friday. Despite the date, despite the black cat that's circling my feet begging to be fed, I feel pretty lucky today. How about you?