Yesterday I finished Anne's David socks that I'm knitting out of (you guessed it) Grandma's Blessing for Chris over at Briar Rose. I can't tell you how tempted I am to keep them, because they're absolutely beautiful, and so comfortable and squishy, just what socks should be. I have enough yarn to knit a pair for Rick, but I'm kind of thinking that maybe I need them more than he does.
It's amazing what one can do with the fine art of justification these days, isn't it?
These were an extremely quick knit, partly because the pattern is very intuitive, and partly because I was knitting the smallest size, which didn't have a whole lot of stitches.
Aren't they fun? They're definitely man lace -- Rick said he would wear a pair -- but they're not so manly that they're not right for a woman, too.
So, there they are.
A whole pair.
And I even finished them early enough that I was able to get to the end of the first of the Fraggle socks as well. I'll put some pictures of that up next time.
Part of the reason that I was able to knit these up so quickly is because it was a relatively quiet weekend. Saturday was a soccer day, and Older Daughter's team really outdid themselves this time. It was a true nailbiter, 0-0 until the last two minutes of the game, when Older Daughter's team scored. Very intense, lots of knitting time. And the rest of the weekend was devoted to doing things like laundry (loads and loads and loads of it), which includes down time between loads and folding and putting away. So, a row here and a repeat there, and wouldja look at that -- socks.
This week should also have some knitting time, although at least some of it will have to be stockinette or garter stitch -- Younger Daughter's spring concert is Thursday night. These concerts are often interminable (last year it was close to three hours, and people, I adore my girls, but that is seriously way too long for a grade-school spring concert), so I need to be prepared for some serious knitting. This might be the chance I've been waiting for to cast on for Shawl That Jazz to see how I feel about it in the yarn that I ordered. On the other hand, I'll probably be casting on for Hillflower tonight, but I'm afraid it'll be too dark in the theater to work on lace safely. I think it'll be OK to cast on for both; at the moment, the only projects I have OTN are the second Fraggle sock (which isn't even technically on the needles as I haven't cast on yet), and the Interminable Shell, which I'm not in a huge hurry to knit, and will work on at knit night this week. So it's OK to add a couple of things to the list, right?