Sunday, July 1, 2012

It wasn't half bad.

 I didn't get a single call for the midnight shift last night, though I pretty much got my fanny handed to me on the front half of that 16 hour marathon.  Miraculously, I was able to get some sleep, even if it was the usual type of sleep I get with one eye open.  Instead of a deep slumber, I felt like I was hovering around full consciousness for the entire time I slept.

Sock knitting and the Peleton.  
I've been knitting socks again.  I know that shouldn't seem like big news, but it sort of is.  I can't really recall the last time I knit a pair for myself.  I've knit a few singletons that have suffered from single sock syndrome: languishing as only socks can because I was bored with the pattern, or the yarn, or both.  I have a few of those going on around here, now lost in one of several project bags. It's sort of too hot to knit anything but the tiniest of woolen items, so socks are perfect.  Besides, I'm down to only a couple of pair to wear that aren't full of holes.


This sock won't suffer the same lonely fate as the others.  I like the yarn that my friend hand dyed and I love Stephanie's Lismore Cable Socks pattern, and though typically one would not pair this busy variegated yarn and pattern together, I'm not minding.  If I'd chosen a more solid yarn, those cables would really pop.  I made a couple of mistakes in the pattern by failing to follow the designer's instructions, but that's really OK.  The errors are nothing critical.  I wrote notes all over my Goodreader copy so I can remember to make the same "mistakes" on sock two.  And there will be a sock two.

Back in March, I purchased the Nancy Bush book, Folk Socks.  This morning I was perusing that book and planning my next pair of socks.  Something simple, I think.  Something to knit with Bearfoot yarn from Mountain Colors--which is in Montana-- in the Crazy Woman colorway.  Something I'll wear to pad around that house in Ennis, Montana 37 days from today.

But who's counting?  Me.  I'm counting days, but first I have to get through the next 16 hours.  Please, please, if there was ever a time for a duplicate day, this is it.

13 comments:

The Bug said...

No comment on how your day may or may not be going (that's the rule, right?), but I LOVE the sock! So pretty & the pattern is pretty cool.

Montana also sounds cool, literally. Can't we be there right now?

Miss 376 said...

That sock is going to be perfect, great pattern and a lovely colour

Mimi said...

I thought Stephanie's pattern was lovely too when I saw it on her blog, and your version is knitting up lovely.
Hope you got the other one finished on a *uiet night!

Gail said...

Montana...another place I dream of seeing. Enjoy enough for me.

Wishing you a slow night.

Brenda said...

Love the sock! I have struggled and struggled to try and make a nice sock. Once I get it down...I plan on making everyone I know socks. And shrugs and shawls and neck warmers....etc. Glad your weekend was nice.

distracted by shiny objects said...

Count 'em down, girlie...Road. Trip. :>)

Jennifer Carson said...

Beautiful! I am currently struggling with sock attempt number 5. I've only ever finished one pair of socks. I don't know how you have the patience to do cables on socks, but the result is gorgeous!

Alice said...

Next career . . . foot model?

You did look at the weather map for temps right????

the ENTIRE country is in the ORANGE zone!

You leave . . .
I MAY be back.

sapphireblue said...

That's a very nice sock. You're right. It has been too hot to knit a lot of things.

Jadekitty said...

I love the colors:-)
I love count downs, right now I have two on the go:-)

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

well that's beautiful!

smiles, bee
cococoococ

sandy said...

love the sock - and enjoyed catching up. are you going to Montana?

Stephanie V said...

I wondered how those cables would look in a non-solid colorway. Now I know - beautiful! I'm glad you're back to socks. They are the perfect travel companion in so many ways.