Every so often, there is still an occasional crafty venture here at Chez Obsession, and today I thought I'd see if I could scrounge a few of the current projects together.
I actually didn't realize how much knitting I got done on the T until I stopped riding the rails in favor of the scooter. The train portion of my commute (bus knitting = car sick = bad news) was pretty short - 15 mins or so of effective knitting time, but half an hour or so a day, 5 days a week apparently adds up, because without it, I'm kinda dead in the water. That means that these:
...which were my train knitting for a while, are going sloooooowly. But they're getting there, just a few more rounds to the toe decreases on sock #2 and then BAM, new socks. The first new handknit socks in well over a year, I think.
I did finish these earlier this year, and have an inordinate love for them.
They're the ever-popular Fetching pattern, altered just a tiny bit and knit out of my beloved Roy handspun. I know, I was determined to make socks out of him, but the yarn just wasn't going to be happy on my feet, and we all know that you must listen to what the yarn tells you. These are fantastic and cozy, and just rustic enough that they knock the 'girlie' edge off the pattern for me. Mr. ODJ likes these so much that he steals them constantly, so next up is a pair of Dashings for him out of the other sock's worth of this yarn. Here's how they're going so far:
Heh. Maybe for NEXT winter.