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Socks! (and other things)

I can’t believe it’s been a whole MONTH since I last posted!  Life has been a little busy lately, but all in a good way.  Life was kind of all over the place after the break-up, but things have really come together over the last month.  I’ve been able to let go of a lot of possessions that I’ve been hanging on to for way too many years now and that is a heck of a freeing feeling!  There’s been a bit of moving around for me, which was a bit stressful at times, but I think things are settling down now.

To be honest, I’ve been on my computer a lot less at home.  I’m sure this has a lot to do with all the letting go of things I’ve been doing, but I think that I have felt a lot less tied to my computer than I did before.  This is actually the first time in a week I’ve turned my laptop on!  A marked difference from before and I’m sure it’s for the better.  I would like to post more regularly, but there’s not be a whole lot of knitting going on for me lately, so I’ve been feeling like I don’t have much to say.

I have completed a pair of socks, though!  Actually they were done at the end of April, but I just haven’t uploaded photos and made a post for them until now (bad me!).

Pattern: My own – basic top-down sock with short row heel
Started: April 14, 2008
Completed: April 29, 2008
Yarn: Kindred Spirits Yarn Superwash Wool
Needles: US 00 metal DPN’s
Notes: OMG.  US 00?!  Yes.  I believe this will be my new "standard" size for knitting socks.  It seemed crazy to be knitting on such small needles at first, but I think for the thinner sock yarns it’s the only way I will get a tight enough fabric that won’t hurt my feet.  Honestly, it’s worth the extra effort for socks I can actually wear instead of just look at.  I think for some of the thicker yarns (like my Nine-to-Five socks), US 0’s will be fine, but since it seems that most sock yarns are thinner than that, I’ll go with the US 00’s.



In other knitting, I’m almost done with the scarf I’ve been working on.  I had a pair of socks on the needles out of some Lorna’s Laces, but I was feeling rather blah about them, so yesterday I put the sock on a scrap of yarn.  I wasn’t decided on ripping them out nor did I want to continue knitting them, so I figure that putting them on a scrap piece of yarn can let me decide their fate later.  I haven’t started another pair of socks, though.  In fact the only thing I’m actively working on now is the scarf and I’m hoping to be done with that today!

I do still have Lady Eleanore on the needles, but with the warm weather I haven’t wanted to work with the Noro.  I think that may end up hibernating until the fall comes around.  Then again, it may take the scarf’s place as the "at home" project to work on.  I’ll be blocking the shawl I made for my Grandma this week or next week.  She’ll be coming to visit the second week in June and it needs to be ready for gifting by then!

Alright, people to see and things to do!  I’m going contra dancing tonight with a friend from the last place I worked and I’ve got some things to do before she comes over :o)