I’ve got some sock fever going on over here. It’s all about knitting socks for me lately. Look at this:
THREE pairs of socks going on. Seriously, this has never happened. The amount of WIPs I have right now is getting silly. I keep telling myself NO MORE NEW PROJECTS! Then I get sucked into some that I have to cast on right now.
Broken down, these are the socks I’m currently knitting:
Monkey Socks these are knit with Regia Bamboo:
Crystalline Lattice Socks – I just cast these on today:
Oh the things a just cast-on sock can become!
This past week I finally sat down, figured out the math, checked my gauge and cast on for my Sockapalooza 4 Pal’s socks:
The color in the photo is pretty spot on. I like how the cable pattern I picked out is coming along. I’m using Lanett superwash wool, which I haven’t used before. I find it to be quite soft and it makes a great sock yarn even though I had my doubts when I found it in the baby yarn section at my LYS. I don’t think the fact that it’s 100% wool makes it less sock worthy, either. I know that most sock yarns have something to make them a little more elastic, but these are pretty stretchy on their own. Considering my pal lives where it gets quite cold, I’m hoping that these will be extra warm for those cold months!
Okay – Knitter’s Connection!! It’s next week! I can’t believe it. It feels like this month has gone by so fast and I can hardly believe it’s almost time to go. I’m very excited. This will be my first ever knitting related convention. I’m a little sad I’m going on my own, but I’m sure I’ll still have a blast. I think I’ve about got hotel arrangements down (staying where the event is is out of the question – too expensive if I can’t split the cost with someone) as well as the parking situation for the time that I’ll be there. Trying to figure out food and what kind of budget I’ll be allowed for yarn while I’m there (I’ll totally be using my Stash-a-long free day for June here!). I still need to get my “homework” done for the classes, but I’ll work on that this Sunday.
Alright… off to more knitting and planning for my trip next week. More knitting updates soon!