If I’m going to be serious about my goals I need to examine my sock knitting.
These are my current SIPs (socks in progress). They’re all lovely, and any of them would make a welcome addition to my sock drawer. Problem is, I’m no more than halfway done with any of ‘em.
From the upper left going clockwise we’ve got
- Regia Jubilee in India. Love love love this self-patterning yarn!
- A twisted stitch sock of my own design. Still in the very early design stages, and actually…too wide and not enough patterning. More on that in another post.
- Roositud socks
- A Trekking sock in a slip stitch pattern.
- An almost complete knee high. Kellee even sent me a huge spool of clear elastic to do the top portion so I’m out of excuses!
- Red Skacel Trampoline sock. This is my first sock with elastic built into the sock (instead of lycra it’s something they call “polyester elite”). It’s so form fitting and should be really comfy to wear.
So there you have it. Six pairs of socks — most of them are 50% complete. How am I going to avoid this in the future?
First off, I’m going to give 2 socks on 2 circs a try. Now that I’ve tried 2 sleeves at once, I’m very interested in trying 2 socks. I think this might do the trick because what I’ve noticed is that I motor through sock 1 because I can’t wait to see what it looks like. If I have 2 on the needles, it stands to reason that I should motor on through the two (right?).
Well, we’ll see.
BTW, I’m considering making it a rule that I need to knit up all previous MDSW sock yarn before this year’s MDSW. I have knit some of it so I only have yarn left for 3 pairs, one of them being the Regia India above. I know I’ll be adding to the sock stash at MDSW so maybe a little self-imposed stash cleansing is in order.