Playing along with Ginny of Small Things, here’s what I’m reading and knitting right now:
Horatio Hornblower, my fictional boyfriend, is keeping me company while I knit on some Trilobite Socks from this fantastic book, with some of my hand dyed Monkeysuit tweed sock yarn. I’ve been dyeing sock yarn for a while, but this is my first pair of socks. I tried to knit socks once before, but I only ended up with…sock. Singular. It’s pretty and perfect, but very lonely. I decided then that I really liked the idea of knitting socks, but that my KAS (Knitting Attention Span) was not adequate for the completion of an entire pair. Besides, I had dropped the beginning of the second sock (likely because I was walking and talking and knitting at the same time…ahem), and stepped on it, breaking all the tiny double-pointed needles.
Lo, I saw Amanda was knitting two socks at the same time on one long circular. There are a bazillion tutorials online, but this was super-easy to understand. Now, I’m doing it! And, I have to say, it’s pretty much the most awesome thing ever to know that both socks will be done at the same time, not to mention my needles are not likely to break if I step on them, nor my stitches to fall off when I shove the project into a bag. Win, win, win.
So, there you have it. Play along!