Sunday, April 01, 2007

Stumped for a clever title

I managed to finish up another pair of socks during March - sooooooo close to being on track for 2 pair/month, one of my goals for the year.

Yarn: Regia Bamboo
Needles: Brittany 2.5mm DPNs
Pattern: Generic sock over 68 stitches
Mods: n/a
Thoughts - the yarn is very soft, and I can't wait to see how it feels in the warmer weather. However, it is a bit splitty, but not enough to drive me not to knit with it. I should have probably done the sock over 64 stitches, but they're not big enough to bother me.

And for our stash management - in March I added 14 skeins to the stash (my lowest so far this year!), but I only used up 5 skeins. However, I do have big plans to use up more in April and May - we'll see if I can do it!

In a bizarre twist, I currently have no desire to cast on for any new projects. I'm working hard on finishing up what I've already got on the needles, so I hope to have a few FOs around here soon! I really think I'm just sick of thinking about having to work on the same things, so I'd rather have them done and start fresh. We'll see how long this feeling lasts.

I am torn though, as I feel that if I don't start the spring/summer knits now, I won't be able to wear them until next year. Ah well. For the moment, I'd rather have an empty WIP basket. That said, I ripped Branching Out and the Sock Yarn Log Cabin today - Branching Out was barely started, and I had no idea where I was in the pattern, and I haven't been feeling the love for the sock yarn blanket, so it was ripped. I have no current plans for the leftovers, but I do plan to keep them.


  1. Anonymous4:32 AM

    There is something so satisfying about ripping those projects and having them GONE!!!
    I'm in a finishing mode too,(we are leaving on a road trip in less than 2 weeks and I want to start fresh projects then) I don't think I'm going to get even close~

  2. You know, I think your socks look like "berry pie". Summertime is a great time to eat pies, after all! I love making pies with raspberries, blueberries, etc.

  3. Congratulations on being so close to your goal of 2pr. of socks a month -- that's great!

    It feels so good to empty the WIPs, doesn't it? Maybe it's a spring thing, out with the old and in with the new projects. I've got one left from last year now to do, and thankfully, it's a cotton project, so hopefully I can wear it *this* year, LOL.

    The pirate hat looks great!!

  4. Congrats on emptying the WIP basket - you have to get it while the mood is right, or it'll never happen. Do you think the Regia Bamboo would good for a guy who thinks his feet get too hot? And when are you coming to San Diego to visit?

  5. Pretty bamboo socks! Would they be good when it's a little too warm for wool? Hope you clear your WIPs. I get that urge to clear the decks occasionally, but it never seems to last long.

  6. The socks look great. I should pull my Regia Bamboo out.

    Ok, if you don't have any desire to cast on, how are you going to use up more skeins??

  7. Lovely socks! I'm feeling the same way about my WIPs and summer knits. I'm giving in to the finishing spirit through the month of April and will cast on a summer knit in May.