"with speed, quickly, swiftly"
Yeah, okay. I get that. That's the definition I learned, anyway. But who's to say it can't mean, "at any pace"? Say, at a snail's pace?
Here are Meital's socks, knitted at a speed more suited to 2007 than 2008; less than two weeks for the pair. I would feel proud of myself, but these socks are ridiculously small and uncomplicated. The leg is only 4" long, and they were knit on 52 stitches around (my socks are usually 60 or 64 stitches around). But the length of the leg was perfect, as I just had enough to finish the pair. You will note that the stripes match. Those of you who have been following my sock-knitting evolution know that my making socks that match is about as rare an event as, say, a snowstorm in Israel in August. Ain't gonna happen. Except, well you know. It did. This time. Don't get used to it.
And here's what's in the on deck circle (hey, didn't Major League Baseball start up this week??). Cascading Leaves socks by Jeanie Townsend in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock for my sister. I've actually already wound this skein up into a ball and started the cuff. I'm itching to get back to it, too. Funny, two weeks ago you couldn't have paid me to make another pair of lace socks. But now, after Meital's plain and simple socks, I'm rarin' to go. Progress photos will be forthcoming.
In addition, I worked some more on the cross stitch element for Liat's bag (can't show you because, you know, it's stealth stitching). I also did a bit more work on the milk carton project. It's really starting to come together. Or, I should say, one side of it is. Remember, this thing has four sides, and I'm working on one at a time. Not even sure yet what I'm going to do for sides #3 and #4.
Liat should be home from her overnight field trip in about 2 hours. I think I can hang on until then. What I'll do when she goes into the army in another 3 years, I don't know.