Well, on the upside I have completed TWO socks, just not a pair. On the downside I'm not going to have two PAIRS done by Friday. (original goal) They DO look smashing though, don't they?
I've decided to put those lovely Hermoine socks away for a bit and save them for when my next travel dates occur. They're the perfect kind of travel knitting, easy to set down and pick up again.
I decided Love and Liquor needed to be done (they are so beautiful!) but I sort of kept procrastinating casting on the toe. Not to worry, I finally did, and now I can jump right into the second sock and hopefully (maybe) have that set finished by Friday. (dream big!) I did, as predicted in my last blog post, rip out the kitchner and I'm so very glad I did. I did a much better job this time and these really do look quite awesome.
L&L has been a great project for me, as it's forced me to try (or in some cases retry) a bunch of techniques I don't normally get to work on. I always enjoy (but also find frustrating sometimes) new techniques and this project is rife with them. Whether it's toe-up (Judy's Magic Cast On!), a very different heel decrease, kitchner stitch and Elizabeth's Zimmerman's sewn bind off, I'm really stetching outside my knitting box and it feels good.
I will admit that progress has been lighter than hoped because I opened up my coloring book and got sucked into that again.
Hopefully this week I'll finish page #3 and then I can dive nose first back into the knitting. Likely a pair of pretty mittens will be "on deck" along with a blanket, so stay tuned... progress should keep moving along.