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Birthday: Knitting Pretties

My knitting pretties!

For my birthday this week, I got a few knitting pretties! First, I got a gift card & I purchased 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes. Because of my “Short Attention Span Theater” (also known as ADD), I’ve never been much of a sock knitter, but I do enjoy them, and knitting two at once is a stroke of genius for ADDers like me! I’m looking forward to checking out her companion tome, Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.

While waiting for the amazing Gunilla to fix me up at my Knit Doctor appointment at GPY, I got to schmooze with one of my very favorite people, and spent my birthday discount on Nature’s Wrapture. Soooooo many little pretties to knit!! I rarely knit for myself (and the one thing actually for me on the needles, I left at the kids’ homeschool choir class! Only a few more days until I get it back!)

My Double Crossing Diamonds Aran* is back on track (thanks, Doc!), and we think the book screwed up, not I, with the Jewel-Tone Wrap*, so much knitting awaits!

*Ravelry link

First Pair of Socks Completed!

I’ve knit socks before…just never 2 of the same one (also known as a pair, I believe!). Thus, last night at Guild, I finished Sock #2 of this pretty little set.

Interesting knitting irony: I made them for hubby’s birthday (which is tomorrow), but he ran around this morning saying he could not find socks (I guess I should be doing more laundry than knitting…???). Anyhoo, I whipped these babies out, and sent one happy hubby off to work in style!

Specs:

Yarn: Colinette “Jitterbug” in Oyster Blush
(1 skein, with less than a yard left over! Woot!)
Needles: US size 2 (toes, US size 1)

My ADD Sockette!


Those of you who really know me, know that my ADD prevents me from fully appreciating the sock knitting….LOL! Tiny needles? :::::shudder:::: But here’s proof that old dogs can learn new tricks!

What’s amazing about this sock is:

  • I used the short-row toe/heel method I had just learned at Stitches on Friday
  • I whipped this baby out in no time
  • I actually re-did the heel 3 times (I would have chucked it in the UFO pile while declaring sock knitting is for the birds BSL (Before Sock Love!)
  • I created/adapted a pattern!
  • It’s called My ADD Sockette because:

  • It’s wildly colorful like my personality
  • Short blips of color like my attention span
  • It took very little time to knit, thus, did not exceed my ability to attend to it
  • Specs:

    Yarn: 100% Merino by Creatively Dyed Colorway: Annato
    Needles: Magic looped using US #2