Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Not So Boring Boy Socks

Not long after I posted the other day, I had Joe try on what was done of the sock. I wanted to make sure it was comfortable for him. He felt it was too big, and would not stay up. Trip to the frog pond it was. I cast on 8 fewer stitches, and I am almost to where I was, I think I am past the picture again. The reason they are now the 'Not so boring boy socks' is they are not going to be solid blue. He saw the green I am going to make the next pair out of, and requested the heel flaps and toes be green. OK, so they are still not the most entertaining knit, but I have color changes to look forward to after awhile. The green pair will now have blue heels and toes. Fairly daring for him. I have another inch and a quarter of the first leg, and then I will be onto the heel flap. I have about 10 hours of knitting time each day this weekend at volleyball tournaments. I am pretty sure at least one pair of socks will be completed prior to the end of the weekend. I am a bit of a slow knitter, but 20 hours of knitting, or close to it, I should get quite a bit knocked out.

I will attach a picture later today, but it really does not look substantially different at this point. Maybe later it will, and it will be a more interesting picture.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Goal Accountability and Boring Boy Socks

The month is not yet over, but I do have some goal accountability to report.

Washcloths...three done. No pictures, yet, and I may not get a picture of all three, as the Nine-patch, oldest daughter snagged and used almost fresh off the needles, and stained the white parts with pink lipstick. (Couldn't she have grabbed one of the older green varigated?)

I was making a Christmas present.

I found out a friend is traveling to New Hampshire, and does not have a good 'traveling' scarf. Her only scarf is very long, and not friendly for planes.

I finished the present, however, it is not going to be saved for Christmas. It is gifted. I am not going to have time to make another gift this month.

The rest of this month is going to be spent knitting boring boy socks.

Son of mine is going to be leaving for outdoor school in about 10 days. He does not have appropriate hiking type socks. He is 10 years old, and does not want socks that would be fun to knit. He wants plain, thick socks. I am knitting some navy blue (actually indigo, but close enough) socks, k2p2, mens size 9.5. He is going to get pampered feet, 100% merino superwash, which is lovely to knit. The next pair is going to be dark green. I have gotten consent to use a bit more of a pattern p1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k1 repeat. I have two 10 hour days of sitting and watching the girls play volleyball this weekend. I will get them done. It is mindless knitting for sitting in the stands. He will have happy feet. At least he wants handknits, and wears what I make him.

I may take a break and make another Nine Patch washcloth. He needs to bring his own for camp.