Thursday, April 3, 2008

Proceeding Apace

"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.


Bobbi said...

The socks look wonderful! If you had needed a bit more yarn to match I could have helped out. I ended up purchasing about 2 skeins of most of the colors and I am glad I did. That is cute you want to be with your girls as much as you do, it is wonderful to have that closeness.

Joansie said...

I love the socks. Are they "Opal". I love that they are identical...but then variety is the spice of life, right! As for the cascading leaves socks, is that the same pattern that the Yarn Harlot made recently. If so, you should read her blog regarding the socks. They are beautiful!

LizzieK8 said...

As always, socks are beautiful! The matching is nice, but... :) I'm a fan of fraternal! :))

How scary for Liat to be in the Army. I know it's a necessary thing, but I'm always thankful that my boys have managed to not be needed. Not that two of them still could be needed, but.... There's an election coming up!

Anonymous said...

Just signing to say hello AMY.
See you are still doing beautiful work and knitting socks. I have not been doing much lately. Spending time with oldest son & family in Tenn and going to grandchildren's basketball games. Daffodils and lilies are blooming here and i need to do yard work if my back will let me.
Have a nice spring and enjoy.Elsie

Jill L said...

Love the socks and I am sure your daughter does as well.The Cherry Hill is one of my favorite and I can't wait to see your progress.

Sandy said...

I love the socks -- AND they match!! Way to go. Your daughter must be in heaven to have these wonderful socks. Can't wait to see the new ones.

Bobbisox said...

Love the color you chose for the cascading leaves; I joined the ravelry group too, along with the yahoo one I have been a member of. I plan on casting on another pair, yours will be awesome.