Wednesday, May 09, 2007

We'll Always Have Socks

Although I've been too busy for much knitting time lately, I've still begun to feel the stirrings of knitter's block creeping up on me. It seems that a month ago, I had a laundry list of projects I couldn't wait to begin but now that I'm ready to dive into a new project, nothing in particular is calling out to me.

I really want to use the coral colored Anny Blatt cotton/viscose yarn that I bought some time ago, combined with the handpainted bamboo that I specifically purchased to go with it. But alas, I cannot settle on the right pattern. I found a stitch pattern that I liked with these two yarns, but I couldn't quite settle on a shape or style for the top I had only roughly envisioned. I should just let go of the idea of using these yarns for my next project, since it's only causing me aggravation to think of about it right now. I keep picking up the same yarn and staring at it, hoping it will speak to me.

I also have the itch to knit lace again, but perhaps just a quick scarf rather than another larger project.

Although it's entirely the wrong season for it, I also want to make myself a pair of mittens. I meant to do that this past winter and never got to it, so I'd like to do that at some point this summer.

Yes, I am waffling. Procrastinating. Ruminating. Pondering. Internally debating. Contemplating. Deliberating. Reflecting. Noodling. Mulling. What I am not doing is knitting.

Except, of course, socks. I will always have socks! Simple and satisfying socks, glorious and resplendent within the wasteland of my knitter's block.

I cast on this sock during my husband's first softball game of the season a few days ago:

The yarn is FF Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Royalty colorway. Here's the sock stretched out a bit so you can see the simple 3X3 broken rib pattern a little better.

Ah yes. Socks. Comforting and familiar, staving off the madness of knitter's block. Gotta love 'em!


~Tonia~ said...

Oooo very nice sock. I am at the same point in my knitting. I just don't feel it right now. I can only knit a few rows of a sock at a time before I get bored of it. I think my spinning wheel has me in it's grasp. ;)

Micki said...

Socks—good for what ails you!

Stasia said...

Oooo, so pretty, so pretty! I am jumping up and down in anticipation of my new yarn! Can't wait to see and try it. Now, is that just a 3x3 rib, which moves over one stitch every few rounds?

Jenn said...

I love the color!

tonni said...

I love the look of this! How many rows did you knit before you moved over a stitch?

Lynne E. said...

Beautiful sock! The spiral patterns--like your broken rib--fit really well, too. Unfortunately, I hate knitting spiral socks, because they take a fair amount of attention, and aren't flashy like lace. The Royalty colorway is gorgeous, and I don't even like purple.