As the BMFA wave began to spread over the planet, I prepared by clearing my needles. Every sock needle must be clear for the arrival of the Rockin' Sock Club kit, so that everything can be dropped upon its arrival.
I finished Plunge pair #39, T's Regia Canadian Colour stripey, long socks.
I relieved my slightly smaller needles of their Tofutsies.
And I even banged off one more pair.
I'm super thrilled with these ones. They're in STR lightweight, Chapman Springs Colourway. I started from Cat Bordhi's Turned Toe (from Socks Soar), then worked a stockinette foot, added a 6-row micro-gusset and short row heel. I then did a long cuff in the Coupling stitch pattern, a bit of twisted rib, and voila! I worked from both ends of the skein for maximum length, and had, seriously, less than a yard left over.
I had a false alarm this morning, when a decidedly poofy envelope was waiting in my mailbox. It wasn't my STR package, but it was an awesome e-bay yarn shipment.
Cherry Tree Hill Supersock mill end, 13oz or about 1365 yards. From one of my all-time favourite sellers, emtnestr. Her recent switch to offering "Buy it Now" pricing on some of her mill ends mark be the death of my
marriage credit self control. No idea what this will become, but I'm thinking about a lace shawl.
My Ravelry tells me I currently have 4 projects on the needles, none of them socks. Emma's backpack will be done tomorrow. The Diamond Fantasy is a longer-term project, but I hope to work a repeat or two over the weekend. Sea Lettuce is my pick-up-and-work-a-few-rows-here-and-there knitting, so also a longer-term commitment. Thermal will need some attention if I'm to wear it on my trip to Toronto, just 2 weeks away.
While I save myself for Socks that Rock, do knit some socks on my behalf, would you?