How can it be September 24th already????? I have not finished even one sock this month. My goal was two socks (2 pairs really). What is happening?
Well, first I made the mistake of casting on just one more project 3 days before the sockdown began. I felt compelled to finish that before I really worked on my first Sockdown sock pair, the Glass Slippers I am making for Samantha. Then those socks went bust, when my gauge was off by .5 of a row. Not kidding. I had to ravel them.
The 2nd problem is that it is Double experience and Double drop in the online game I play, Aion,
This means that I am kind of playing it a lot. Ok, playing it obsessively. And not knitting. Or, what I've been doing is sort of playing and knitting simultaneously. I keep my socks in my lap, and knit when I have to wait for something or someone. Really. I know, it's ridiculous.
The 3rd problem is that Samantha wants "knee" socks. So rather than make her sock leg length 5 1/2 in., I am knitting them 10 in. long. But there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am at about 10 in. now. I will knit about 6 rows more, then start the heel.
My chartreuse project, the mystery socks for September, Watercress, are starting to show the pattern. I need to repeat the 20 row pattern about 2 1/2 times before I start the gusset increases. These are knit toe-up, so I will measure when I hit 2 full repeats to make sure the length is on track. No More Gauge Disasters!
Need to get knitting. I have some heels to start.
C. A. Losi