Well dear Readers, it seems I have a problem.
It is the kind of problem I would wish on all knitters, as it is a problem of excess.
For the past couple of weeks yarn has just been flowing into Joey’s House like water. I have received yarn in a swap. I dyed yarn. I may have had a small falling down with the ol’ Pay Pal account and bought some yarn. I traded work for yarn. I even won yarn on WWKIP day. I actually thought all of it had come in when this bit of deliciousness showed up today:
So what, you are wondering, is the problem? Surely you are not complaining about yarn just magically appearing your house? No indeed! The problem is that there is already other knitting on the needles. Knitting that cannot be ignored for the siren call of new skeins. Knitting for other people that they know about and are expecting. Knitting that seems to be taking a really long time. Sock knitting to be exact.
Joey’s Twisted Rib socks in Tofutsies. Not much left on this one right? Only up to the toe. It is not happy knitting though. I have been dawdling on these, and now I am tired of looking at them. And I don’t really like the yarn. It is too thin, and not squishy enough for me. But I have promised them to my beloved, and for him I shall persevere. Also, he hasn’t said word one about all the yarn, and has patiently looked at every skein as I waggled it at him, saying “Looky, looky! Pretty!” That alone deserves socks.
Sock the second:
Mom’s Slip Stitch socks in Felici. Nice plain, easy knitting, with a slip stitch row thrown in every once in a while. My mom picked out this yarn, and it does have the required squish factor, but I don’t love the colours. Still, they’re for Mom. Mom deserves socks.
I really think the biggest issue is that I usually have only one pair of socks going at any given time, and another project or two to occupy me in other ways. The socks are usually the mindless knitting. Now all I have is mindless knitting, but I don’t want to start another project until these are done. Have I mentioned that they are BOTH second socks? Of course, all the new yarn calling to me is not helping either. A plan of attack is what is needed! So – I am putting all the pretty new yarn in the tote, out of sight until the socks are complete and I can roll around in it and choose a new project. Also, I am going to alternate days, knitting on first one sock and then the other until they are done. I have done this before and found it to be quite effective – I take away my choice of what to knit on and what do you know – the knitting at hand actually gets done. Brilliant, I know.
Ok, I am off to forge ahead and make some progress on the Mom sock before dinner.
Also, I have to check on the ayrn in the dye pot. WHAT??? Ihad to take the edge off some how.