I made these beauties for my signifigant other because he said that I never make anything for him. I have no idea what he's talking about cause I just made him a scarf this past February (which he lost on NJ Transit no less). Anyhoo, we have to keep our boo's happy, don't we? I'm sorry, I'm going off on a tangent here, it's just that I missed blogging, for real (insert part about trying to be a better blogger, yada yada yada). So here are the specs:
Name: Atmos socks
Pattern: Made up by your truly based on the Organ Pipes stitch pattern in the first Treasury of Knitting Patterns book by Barbara Walker.
Yarn: Lane Borgosesia by Zegna Baruffa - Hilton Print color #5. This is 100% merino wool yarn that I picked up from the Joan Vass sale earlier this year. I wish they had 'pet-o-vision' so you could feel how soft this is. It's like butta.
Date Started: October 1st
Date Finished: October 31st
Looky, looky, it took me exactly a month to make these socks. Ususally it doesn't take me that long but I knitted a beret in between there somewhere and of course Rhinebeck. I wont bore you with my Rhinebeck story, I'm sure you've read about the happenings all around the blogosphere. To put it shortly, I had a great time hanging out with my family and my friends and of course, I was sick but frontin' like I wasn't. Next year, I'm going to start taking airborne a week before I have anything remotely fun planned that involves knitting and fiber. I'll post pics of my haul as soon as I find my battery recharger so stay tuned.
I've been spinning like a mad woman and I'll post pics of some of my handspun yarn soon. It's just that I'm too impatient to sit there and actually fill a bobbin up. I think the most I've spun would be 96 yards from roving that I received from my Spinning/Roving swap pal (you can see pictures of what I got on her blog because of course I haven't gotten around to taking any pictures.) I'm also planning on trekking my journey in acid dyes for anyone who's interested. I also need to get crackin on that sweater knit along. Do you think there's any way that someone can add like 4 more hours to the day? Do you know how much more crafty stuff I would get accomplished in that time? 28 seems like a nice round number... or better yet, just round it off to like a 30 hour day.
I'm rambling now and I think I'm becoming delerious from the lack of sleep (damn that spinning wheel and the 4 pounds of fleece in my closet). So let me get to bed.
Oh, before I forget, if you like short stories please stop over at my girl Cathy's blog. There is no knitting content but my girl is very talented. She wrote a three part short story that just blew my mind. Just a warning, this story is only for the grown and sexy.