Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wait, no socks?

For the first time in ages, I have no socks on the needles. I know that the sidebar lists the Peat socks as being "in progress", but I haven't cast them on yet. I don't even know what pattern I'm going to do yet. In fact, I suspect I'm going to end up making one up, so it's not the sort of project that can just be jumped in to.

It feels weird. I've spent the last several months obsessed with these TdF socks, and now that they're done I'm a bit at loose ends. How can I not be working on a pair of socks? But we're coming down to the wire: on Friday I get on the train with the family to go to (gasp!) Paris (where we will, purely incidentally of course, get to see the final stage of Le Tour) (squee!), and I need some socks to work on. So the question is which ones?

I recently found The.Perfect.Yarn (Boo's favorite) for a pair of Glenna C's Viper socks - Dream in Color Starry.

DiC Starry

98% superfine Australian superwash merino, 2% silver fibers. Real silver. It's sparkly...perfect for some kick-ass Starbuck socks for some deserving BSG fan out there.

But then I recently got "Sock Innovation", and carrollb and I are preparing to knit our way through the entire book. I've got some gorgeous purple stuff ready for Glynis, so maybe I should cast that on?

GMS sock art

And then there are several babies looming on the immediate horizon (like in the next 5 days or so), and I've got all these scraps lying around. Maybe some of these in some handspun? Or maybe a pair of Lanterne Rouges in Sweet Feet?

The problem here is, of course, too many choices and no time frame. I'm sure I'll make a wonderful decision at 9:30 am friday morning when I'm dashing out the door to go to the train station, right?


EliCa said...

Look here woman, just cast on some socks already!
I'm dying from the knowledge of you having no socks OTN.
It just ain't right!!!!

Karen said...

Oh. I just loooooove that blue sparkly yarn!

carrollb said...

Girlfriend, I'm so sorry for leaving you in the sock-lurch. I'll be back in Houston on the 2nd, but my yarn and book for Glynis won't be back in H-town until Monday or Tuesday (at the latest). Not a race anyway, so if you already cast on you can trouble-shoot for me.

Oui,oui! Bonjour! (That's ALL of my French-HA!)

porpoise said...

Carroll - no worries on the sock lurch. I bowed to the inevitable Cookie A-fix and cast on for Pomatomus without much further ado. They are flying, and will be done tomorrow I hope? Then on to Glynis!