Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday, too early o'clock.

I woke up around 4:45 this morning, after a not so great night's sleep. I've got a cold, and a miserable coughing fit woke me up. I stomped around for a while before deciding to give up, fix a cup of English Breakfast (normally, it's coffee, but I only want tea when my throat hurts), run the dishwasher, and read internet comics and knit.

Currently, I'm putting most of my efforts into knitting some socks for my husband. I've knit a lot of socks for myself, but it's his turn now. I had started a pair, gotten fairly far along in fact, before ripping them out completely as the yarn and pattern competed too much. It was just a simple rib, but the socks have too much of a striping pattern in high contrast colors. I'm really not sure about this pair. On one hand, the color of the yarn is fantastic, but I'm not really sold on the base yarn. It's a relatively loose twist yarn, and is splitty, and fuzzing out. In general, I'm not a huge fan of superwash yarn. This one in particular feels weird to me - slick and almost synthetic.

Since I'm not sure how well these socks are going to hold up, I'm also knitting a second pair, which I'm enjoying more. It's funny to me how some socks seem fast, even at a small gauge.

Photos later, once the sun comes up, at which point I may switch to some lace projects. Unless I go back to bed, which is also quite likely.

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