Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It's All About Aquisition

You know you have startitis when....

- you go looking at colors of a sale yarn at your LYS without a pattern in mind, but quickly find a suitable project for said sale yarn.
- you leave the LYS with Kureyon for this.
- you immediately abandon the sock you've been slogging in order to start one of the above.

(I have actually finished that dark grey pair of socks for hub. I do accomplish things now and then.)

I thought I'd make the second pair of Baby Ull grey socks more interesting to knit, so I threw in some seed stitch panels. Way Too Slow. Thus, these will be the WTS socks. Here's the quick rundown if you're crazy like me:

WTS Men's Socks, Part Un

Needles: Size 2, four or five
Yarn: Dale of Norway Baby Ull ('cause it's bigger and smooshier than most sock yarns)

Cast 65 st onto 2 needles, then divide evenly and join. I tend toward the k2tog joins, which means you're knitting 64 st. Rib 2x2 for 1.5 to 2 inches. Knit leg pattern for 7 to 8 inches.

Leg pattern
Row 1: *K2, p1, K1, p1, K1, p2, repeat from * 7 more times.
Row 2: *K2, p2, K1, p1, K1, p1, repeat from * 7 more times.

(Okay, so that's only the first half of the pattern. Stick around, and I'll post the rest when I get to it. Any suggestions on which heel to use?)


Yarnhog said...

Socks don't count as UFOs. You can throw them over in a heartbeat without a backward glance for any new project that catches your fancy, and no one will call you, you know, fickle. (Interestingly, they do count as FOs. Go figure.)

Sharon said...

yay, Kureyon! Aw, you can finish socks any ol' time. At least that's what I'm saying about both my sock projects right now. ;)

Quail Hill Knits said...

Sock are one of those projects that are always around --- and who can resist the siren song of Kureyon? Besides, seed stitch will drive you crazy after a while so it is nice to have a backup when you need a break. Looking forward to seeing the pattern emerge.

ladylinoleum said...

Startitis. I suffer from that in a huge way...