I have been working on knitting, though not much since I have been at work most of the week. I knitted on my mom’s last sock in meetings, however it looks about the same as before, just longer.
I also have gotten to the part where I start the heel, and since this is my second toe-up sock ever (the first of the pair being my first) I need a bit more concentration to make everything match, and to follow the directions. So last night I decided to start a new pair of plain jane socks so that I had something to knit in meetings. Now, I have been given grief from Davis for not getting him socks. When friends see me knitting socks, they inevitably ask him if he has knitted socks, and his response is, “Everyone gets socks except me!” So when I sat down to start new socks, I assured him I was still working on socks for him, but I needed something mindless. He said, “My socks aren’t mindless?”. I started to explain to him that the pattern was, but because I was doing them two at a time on circular needles, it needed a bit more concentration.
Then I started to think about it. I have not actually knit on his socks in two months. They sit in my WIP pile.
I started knitting them on the circs because 1) they would be easier for him to try on to check if they fit and 2) I could get both done at once and 3) it was a new technique I hadn’t tried and thought I would give it a go. I have since come to the conclusion that I don’t mind knitting on circular needles, even though I prefer DPN’s, but two at once is too much! So my epiphany was I can transfer them to double pointed needles and get them done! So husband, I will finish your socks, sooner rather than later!