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Bumblebees

April 15th, 2008

I am making very slow progress on the round 3 socks – Slippin’ Stripin’ Socks. Partly because I am somewhat unmotivated, but also that I have a lot of other stuff going on. Not least that we are all going to London for Pesach on Thursday.

There needs to be packing. There needs to be more physical therapy. There needs to be purchasing of various medications/clothing/general shit. There also needs to be a lot of downtime for bobs – I get the feeling that the travelling is going to take it out of me somewhat and I need to make sure that I am in the best possible condition to do that. I have a TENS machine on it’s way which should really help on the flight.

Sock Madness Round 3 socks

Here is a (crap) photo of my progress so far. I am loving the pattern as it is so much more about the colour than the stitches. I think it would work equally (but differently) well with very low contrast colours – say two shades of the same colour. It would also be nice to try this as a rainbow of slowly shifting stripes. Oooh the possibilities! And I am not even particularly confident with colour. Unless it is black.

This is also the first round in the competition where I didn’t start both socks at the same time. I was planning to cast on the next one when I get to the heel flap of the first, but I think this was the wrong decision. Two at a time just seems to go faster, and there is no “second sock syndrome” to contend with. I am hoping to get a whole load more knitting done on these on the flight. But then there is also my father-in-law’s scarf that I was hoping to give him on this trip and the wonderful beautiful laminaria that has been neglected.

I should really pull the stops out and finish the scarf for Alan (my father-in-law) as it is so almost done. (No photos yet as he doesn’t know what he is getting, so I can’t put it up on flickr). I will talk about it when it is done and there are pictures.

The laminaria continues to taunt me. But I refuse to start working on it and get heavily involved while there are SockMadness socks on the needles. My prize for sock madness will be the group photo of all seven pairs snuggled up together. I wasn’t in it to win anything, I just wanted the experience, the motivation and to be part of something special. I feel bad that I have been much less active in the forum on Ravelry since I was knocked out. But a lot of that is due to having other things on my mind. I really want to get back to cheerleading – especially people in my division Maryland Merino Madness. Knit Maryland Knit!

I am going to cast on the second sock in between small bouts of packing and laundry. I have all of tomorrow and Thursday morning too, so I (hopefully) won’t over exert myself.

2 Responses to “Bumblebees”

  1. comment number 1 by: Nikki V

    Knit bob knit! Have a wonderful trip home, I will see you in May!

  2. comment number 2 by: Manda

    I think you should definitely knit them. It will be very cool to say that you have Bumblebee socks, and if you don’t finish them, you can’t say that! :) If it makes you feel better, you made it much further than I did. :D I zoomed through Round 1, but that was it!