Jan 31, 2007
It's strange, the things that motivate us. I made a pair of socks in seven days, and all because they were purple and didn't fit in with Project Spectrum's first color group. Today, I finished those slipper socks I started awhile back for my Aunt Marcie. All I had to do was sew the suede bottoms onto the second sock et voila! They're done and ready to be mailed off. Yet, I procrastinated, until I made a deal with myself that I couldn't work on Wicked at all today unless I finished them. Now look, we have a completed pair of socks and a WIP ready for my itching fingers.
Wicked has made more progress since I took these pictures, but that's okay. The colors just didn't come through no matter how many different times/ways I took these pictures. Don't worry, you'll be seeing it again. I'm using Cascade 220 "The Heathers" in color 2448. Every time I walked into my LYS I would see this particular color and think "This is so beautiful, I have to do something with it at some point, but what?". Yesterday I had an epiphany while drooling over the hundredth version of Wicked I'd seen. I was thinking to myself "Yeah, but what color would I use? It'd look great in a dark blue..." *ding* (that was the sound of my proverbial light coming on) At that point, I could not get the pattern out of my mind, I knew that I had to have it and the yarn. So, I bought the pattern, picked up the coveted yarn on my way home from Heather's daycare, and cast-on. No, I didn't swatch. In my defense, I have used this yarn several times and actually still have my first gauge swatch, done on size 7 needles. Usually I don't BO my swatches, I'm cheap and will save yarn whenever possible.
You know that feeling you get when you a yarn is just perfect for a particular pattern? It's almost like they were meant for each other. Yep, that's me right now. And I think I'm going to get back to my knitting now!
Labels: happiness, knitting, progress, project spectrum, socks, Wicked