28 July, 2007

Project monogamy is a difficult thing...

I want to be knitting on the MS3. Honestly, I do. It's just that the dark version isn't quite through Clue 2, and it's murder on my eyes. The sensible thing would be to drop it for a while, and go back to work on Clue 4 of the natural wool version. Do I do the sensible thing? Noooooo. I start a pair of socks instead.


I must be crazy. They're awfully nice socks, though. I am using the Broadripple socks pattern from Knitty, because I love the garter ripple tops. However, I am not using the the ripple lace throughout, just regular stockinette. Made these last summer and they were lovely; I gave them to mom, and I have them in my drawer now.


I'm using Hot Socks German sock yarn for this pair, and size 1 US needles. Here's what I did today. I'll keep working on them tonight, since DH has Blazing Saddles on and I don't think that's conducive to complex knitting. Tomorrow, I rededicate to MS3, although I think it'll have to be the lighter-colored one.


4 comments:

Liz said...

Those socks look so fun, I'd have a hard time leaving them alone, too.

Susie J. said...

*snort* I'm sooooo not the person to preach about project monogamy. I've always got a zillion things on the burner. Take for example, the fact that I'm STILL trying to figure out what to do with MP piece #30, and yet I've started a knitted soaker http://www.birdcrossstitch.com/soakers/pattern/ for a friend of mine.

Lynn said...

Wow you did a lot in one day!!! And I agree, working on the sock during blazing saddles is MUCH easier than trying to follow a complicated pattern like MS3. And if you only finish one of the shawls, that's fine. Remember the 2nd one was only filler.

Toni Sutton said...

Ha! After working my tail off to catch up on MS3 (and not quite getting there), I was so tired of working on the same project that I started a pair of socks last night as well! Monogamy is only for marriage, not crafting!