In which the Universe hands me a giant bag of suck

Only a month into the summer of socks and I’ve developed tendinitis in my tensioning arm.

No knitting. Minimal computer time. 3 weeks. Suck.

And Done.

I guess I just needed to put my nose to the grindstone, buckle down, and bang that puppy out. Now, onward to SOS pair #5.

There.

Whew, I finally bound off the first of the Wildflower Socks (my 4th pair for Summer of Socks). While I love the result, this stitch pattern really slowed me down. Seriously, I went from finishing 3 pairs of socks in 2 weeks, to this single sock taking an entire week. WTF?

Whiskers on Wednesday+WIP=blog post

Posting has been rather light here at Chez Interrupted, so today I offer you a two for one. First, here’s my cat. You’ve seen him before.

This was about 5 seconds before he bit my leg. Oh yeah. Real funny.

And here’s my WIP:

Another sock for Summer of Socks (this will by my 4th pair).

One Pair Down

(Photo is linked to details on Ravelry. If you’re interested.)

Finished last night while watching the Colbert Report. I’d forgotten how much of a rush it is to finish a pair of socks. Woo!

It’s on, yo!

The Summer of Socks 2008 started today. Well, technically it started last night at midnight plus one minute, but I was in bed and fast asleep long before then. (I know. I’m so OLD.) So, when I got up with E2 at 6:30 this morning, I sent the Feather and Fan Cardigan on a much needed and well earned vacation and cast on these:

Two-at-a-time, toe-up Monkeys (with purls) in Fleece Artist’s Merino 2/6 Sock. It’s the Forest Dreamscape colorway (made famous by the Yarn Harlot as step-outs for her Knitty Gritty appearance). And so it begins.

Obligatory Sock Yarn Stash Photos

Well, the start of the Summer of Socks 2008 is just around the corner. Let’s see what we have in the ol’ stash, shall we?

IMG_0022

(View the photo on Flickr to see my notes.)

You know, I really have no excuse not to be knitting socks right now. Also, I just realized that there are two balls of sock yarn not pictured. Heh…

And here it all is, tucked sweetly into my knitting basket, all set and ready to go.