The Opposite of Chaos
Did I tell you the top-down raglan cardigan for Goldisox is finished? I bound off the last stitch on 9/8/2007 -- which just happened to be our 39th anniversary! Half of the fun was the look of delight on his face as it came to life over the last five weeks. Now we're on the great button hunt which is turning out to be tougher than I thought it would be. The Ragg Shop closed its doors. Our Michael's in Bridgewater had some plastic bunny rabbit buttons and lots and lots of beads. (An unsettling observation: Wal-Mart [which was my Red Heart Baby Clouds emergency port in a storm] cut their needlework section down to one half of one row of shelves. Mostly Bernat, mostly old and dusty. Four knitting needles. Very distressing. And Michael's cut back the knitting/crocheting area by 75%.)
Anyway, I've been playing with the afghan squares (two currently underway), the red scarf (now 80% complete, about 4 feet of red red RED!), my scraps of Outback Mohair shawl (I'll stop when I run out), and the Snowflake Socks from the current Interweave Knits.
I can't express how much fun the Snowflake Socks are to knit. Definitely the opposite of the hellbent for leather approach I bring to my crazy quilt afghan square. This is precise and charted and despite the fact that it calls on aspects of my personality that I have in very short supply (organizational abilities, precision, the willingness to follow rules) it's going well.
I finished the leg, worked the heel flap, turned the heel, picked up gusset stitches, worked the necessary decreases, and am now working the pattern on the instep and maintaining the striping on the sole. Another 45 rows or so and it's time to knit the toes.