What did I tell you?
I had the flu last week, and really all I could do was lie around and…well, lie around. Occasionally I had the energy to knit while I lay there. But not having the mental energy to work on Justin’s sweater (more on that later) I made the boys dive through the piles of sock yarn under the stairs, and started this lovely lady. Isn’t she pretty? I’m rather pleased. Angee is a quick pattern–I’ve never worked on a sock that goes so quickly, which means that now I really get the sock thing. It actually can be mindless knitting! (OK, OK, there are yarn overs and decreases here…but I really don’t enjoy literally mindless knitting. It bores me. I like a chart to keep the Alzheimer’s at bay. But I digress.)
In any event, my first Angee sock took me exactly one week to finish, whereas a Kristi sock took me a month–so these are clearly easier, and I found them really fun. No second sock syndrome here! I’ve already busted through about 1/5th of sock #2.
Which means, of course, that I’m neglecting Justin’s sweater.
Poor Justin–I started his Branching Aran Guernsey in 2006, sometime. Back before we lived in this house. Back before there was a Ravelry! (gasp!) I was a fairly new knitter back then, and it was slow going, since I was still using a cable needle to work all those travelling stitches. These days, it moves much more quickly, but there are 5 repeats of a very long, complicated pattern, and it gets tedious after just a few rows. I’m nearly finished with the front, though, and hopefully Justin will have this sweater before said Alzheimer’s actually sets in.