I have gotten an obscene amount of knitting done this week. I got a lot of work done on my cardigan – I was able to bind off the back a few days ago and started on the front right panel. I also finished my Pick Up Line socks last Friday and started a new pair as soon as I wove in the ends.
The yarn I am using (Knit Picks Felici Pinata) is self striping. I prefer basic socks when I’m knitting with self striping yarn. Normally I rock at 3 x 1 rib, but this time I tried a 3 x 2 rib as recommended by a prolific sock knitting friend. The 3 x 2 rib is flying. I think I found my new mindless sock.
I’m not using a pattern, I just cast on 65 stitches on size one needles. I’m really bad at remembering how to turn a heel, so I just grabbed a random pattern from my library to look up how many stitches to knit before you turn.
I’m probably going to finish the toe tonight.
I have never knit a pair of socks this quickly, but it has been a weird week around here. Both kids have been sick so they have been sleeping more than usual, which increases my knitting time. We’ve also been staying home because they are sick, and I can usually get a lot done while they play. John picked up food poisoning yesterday, so instead of going into our room to pick up my nighttime knitting (the cocoon cardigan) I just worked on the socks last night. I’ve also been ignoring things like dusting or cooking because I really want to get to the next stripe. And then the next stripe. And then the next stripe. It’s the just one more row issue to the extreme.
What’s next on my needles? A really boring, plain yarn that I’m not overly fond of. I need something that will slow me down. I am going to follow NothingButKnit‘s advice and try the Simple Skyp Socks. I’m going to be travelling this weekend, and it looks like the perfect pattern to pass the time in the car.
Have you ever flown through a project? What was it?