Sunday, March 6, 2011

One Step Closer

I just finished my slowest pair of socks ...ever.

Usually, I can knit a pair of socks in "no time." That's what I like to call those spare minutes when you are a passenger in a car and can't do anything else ...or when you are visiting your mother-in-law and have to sit in one spot ...or you are waiting for an appointment and you just know that trying to read would be a waste of time because of all the distractions in the room.
Sock knitting has often provided that bit of sanity for me when I just can't sit and do nothing. It feels so good to see what I can accomplish in "no time!"
So why did this pair take so long? Lately, I've been packing two or three projects to work on everytime I go out - I'm getting more organized (at least, that's what I'm telling myself :) Somehow, I'd always choose one of the other projects because, do I really need another pair of socks?
And then there's the colour. If you read my previous post, you'll know that I've been knitting with a lot of cranberry, faded wine, burgundy, reddish purple, dark rose, plum, mulberry - you get the idea. I'm in a rut.
But not for long!!!! Since I finished these socks, that means I'm one step closer to playing with the silk hankies and trying a pair of bright, gorgeous, turquoise mittens. I'm so excited - they are a fabulous shade of turquoise.
I just looked over at them with pleasure and realized that they are turquoise combined with ...oh no ...more purple!

1 comment:

  1. But the turquoise definitely still counts as a colour change for sure! Another knitter I know is in a red rut and as I explained to her, in my experience trying to get out of a colour rut can lead to just a different colour rut which then just leads to a giant rainbow stash. Not that that is a bad thing :-P.