Every now and then by doing things you usually don’t do you learn things about yourself you would never have learnt if you hadn’t done this particular thing… vague much? 😛
As I might have said once or twice I’m doing my graduation project at the moment and need to spend much of my time reading on my subject. I also have some unfinished work I need to hand in these coming weeks, for which I need to read some other books as well…. So long story short: I’ll be reading like crazy for the coming 2 months…. So what does this have to do with my knitting you ask?
You may remember this post.. well.. let’s just say I noticed I tend to read better when my hands are busy.. I can’t stand reading because I feel I’m not doing anything, so when my hands are busy I read better because i do have little breaks and my mind keeps working.. one of the main problems I encountered while reading is when I’m reading the really interesting stuff about my field of study my mind tends to wander….. I’m reading about something and then – while reading! my eyes keep reading – my brain starts thinking of ways to use this information, or arguments in favor or against this information come up because of previous literature studies…. By the time I come out of this ‘trance’ I’ve actually read and flipped through tree or four pages of book but I can’t remember any of it……..
does anyone have this?? or does anyone know what this is..? it’s so weird…
So that’s why, tho I LOVE reading books for entertainment I despise reading books for education… but now that’s over I guess… sock knitting was the key!
So now I’m sitting in my lazy chair sucking up information but my mind is not able to wander as I’m already counting stitches in the background, thus keeping my focus on the information and not on what I could be doing with it! I guess I’ll be churning out a lot of socks now…….. 😛 the first one is always the hardest I think and now I’m on a roll and don’t need to hold the massive construction of two socks, two balls of yarn and a huge magic loop I can sit in my lazy chair and read/knit all I want 😀
So yeah, this is basically what I’ve been doing 😀 *looks really proud* You might remember the yarn from this little FO and you just miiight recall how this catastrophe took place and therefore you might wonder why on earth I’m knitting my first real socks with untrustworthy, evil yarn like this… well the answer is quite simple, I don’t have other sockyarn I’m willing to sacrifice hehehe
I have a nice stash of malabrigo sock yarn in two shades but I will not be using that anytime soon, and definately not for socks as I’m brooding on other evilness for those pretty yarns. So since there’s nothing left there’s no other option than just to suck it up and use this yarn… I won’t be putting these in the washing machine I might add…
This is the second attempt as the first one was way too large, even with my smaller gauge. I cast on 28 stitches for the toe-up adapted version instead of 32 and now it fits like a charm. I’m not sure when to start the gusset yet but I think I still have a length of knitting to do before I get there 🙂
Besides knitting socks I opened up the roving and tried to give it back a little fluff as it had become a narrow strip after the dyeing, and made a nice braid. I want to use it in a nice project (though I’m not sure what it’ll be yet) and I want to get as many meters as possible so I just dyed it all in one piece. This is also because it was shipped by Bep in one piece (thank you!) so it was a lot of fun 😀
The braiding was quite an experience because of the length but thankfully The Man lent me a hand and it was a lot of fun 🙂 I love how you can see the structure in the braid 😀
I wanted to end this post with a particularly hilarious picture of Noodles sleeping.. My cats thend to sleep in the most ridiculous positions but this one tops them all (so far..) enjoy! 🙂