I’ve been so focused on Rhinebeck knitting that I’ve hardly looked at anything else. Last night, while looking for something to cure my knitting ennui I checked all my WIPs. 9 pairs of socks.
9 pairs of socks that I cast on in excitement.
9 pairs of socks that I’d love to wear this fall.
9 pairs of socks that are holding up 9 pairs of circs.
Hmm…maybe that’s why I had to buy 5 more pairs of socks circs a couple months back? Go figure.
Let’s take a peek at all the beautiful socks.
Bella – I designed these for Knotions and (a la Cookie A) only knit one before publishing the pattern. I love the look and expected to finish the second one quickly. But that was in 2009 so we know how that one went.
Tufted Diamonds – Another sock in designed for Knotions. I feel a little more justified with this UFO though since I knit a full pair of knee highs for the pattern, plus 1.5 crew socks. Knit in Regia Silk, I’d love to wear these!
Bifrost – I started these for a class I was teaching on 2 socks at a time. I don’t like knitting 2 socks at a time. I haven’t touched these since I finished the class. They’re knit out of the highly sought-after Trekking 100.
Broadripple – Knit in the super-soft Knit Picks Felici. Love the colors! Hate knitting the pattern. I haven’t ripped these because I want to find another pattern and rip and re-cast on right away. If I rip and put it back in my stash I fear it will become “old”. Ever have that feeling?
Rainbow Stripes – I have 1 sock done and one to the heel. I don’t love knitting the stripes though. I just need to sock it up and knit the rest. These will be some awesome socks.
Bubble Stream – Another beautiful pair of socks. I’m done with one and cast on for the second. Three years ago.
Medallion – Beautiful socks. Hate the yarn – it’s too splitty. I’ll likely frog these and donate the yarn. It’s sad because we bought this yarn on our honeymoon but knitting honeymoon yarn that sucks? Even more sad.
Tara – Beautiful cables. Awesome yarn for cables. Old pic – I’m almost through the gussets. I’m not feeling motivated to work on this right now but I know it’ll come back again.
Happy Socks – In some very Jody shades of pink, purple and a little orange thrown in for variety. I like having a pair of plain vanillas around to pick up whenever I need. I last knit on these in the waiting room at the dentist’s a couple weeks ago.
So there you have it – 9 pairs of WIP socks spanning over 4 years. Any bets how many I’ll finish before the end of the year? I have my prediction. It’ll be fun to see how close I come.
I’ll catch you on the purl side.