to the sock-knitting siren. Or at least the buying-of-supplies-for-sock-knitting siren. A few weeks ago I bought a whole book of sock patterns, and then I also bought Cat Bordhi's over-rated book on knitting socks with 2 long circular needles. And I have the Yarn-Harlot's book, which includes generic instructions for a basic sock. So it was inevitable that I would have to buy needles and yarn soon.
Today was the day! Kristen went yarn shopping in Chicago and is hard at work on a felted Rubik's Cube intarsia bag. And I'm still plugging away on my double moss stitch vest. Sigh. So I decided to stop by Let's Knit just to look at needles. Just to lift my spirits. And I ended up buying 2 bamboo size 3 needles (29" each) and 2 skeins of Patons Kroy Socks Jacquard yarn. Total damages, $28. That's a lot for a pair of socks!! That don't exist yet and may never exist!
But what could I do? I was helpless! And then I swatched, the cunningest little swatch you ever saw, 1" by 2", and it is love at first sight. The yarn is sherbety shades of pink, orange and soft green, intersperced with grey and white flecked sections.
So now this is to serve as motivation. I am not allowed to cast on the socks until the vest is done, or I might live forever with a 3/4 finished vest. So on to finish the vest ASAP so that I can experience the joys of sock-knitting! Help me God. Amen.