First Position

A little update on the knitting. Amanda Jean‘s socks are done. Thank goodness. I have never really suffered from second-sock-syndrome — the inability to finish the second sock — but I am definitely at the top of the third-sock-syndrome list. No, Amanda Jean does not have three feet it’s just the first sock I knit was more suitable for someone with very wide feet. Very. Wide. Feet. Not so well suited for Amanda Jean so I unknit the giant sock into a more human sized one. And now two Amanda Jean sized socks are in the mail. Phew.

January Sweater

I mentioned before that I”m trying to knit through Elizabeth Zimmermann’s A Knitter’s Almanac this year. I’ve made good progress on my January sweater. That thing is very cabled so it takes some concentration and can start to make my hands tired so I can’t knit it for too long or for too many nights in a row. I’d like it to be ready for wearing next Autumn when the weather turns cold again. In the meantime, February rolled right in — how did that happen so fast? — and I started the February baby sweater. I considered making the lady’s version of the sweater but decided instead to stick to the patterns really included in the book. Plus, I can only have so many adult-sized sweaters on the needles at once. Now I just need someone I know to have a baby girl, it seems there’s been a run on boys around here.

February Baby Sweater

5 Responses to “Knitting”

  1. 1 anina February 4, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Lovely! I wish I had time to do some knitting…

  2. 2 Marie February 5, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    You are truly an inspiration to me. I love to see what you’re knitting next. I have to make a note to look the A Knitter’s Almanac tonight to peak ahead at what you’ll be doing in the months to come. Thanks for sharing your work.

  3. 3 amandajean February 5, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    i got my socks today! they fit beautifully + they feel incredible on my feet! i’m so excited. thank you!!!

  4. 4 niki February 11, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks so much for your honesty. I’ve been learning to knit socks and have been somewhat thrilled with the “one” I’ve made. But…I keep thinking that maybe it could be oh so much better. Therefore, I’m the ONE SOCK WONDER. I will now go back and complete pairs.

  5. 5 Carolyn February 12, 2009 at 11:11 am

    On a totally different subject – I’ve been following your virtual quilting pictures and love them — are you going to show the finished products of the whole quilts put together?

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