At the end of the week I concluded my desperate struggle against lack of cares and finished a project. Yes, a sock came off the needles and – get this, people – I even kitchenered the toe and sewed in the ends. OOH YEAH! Look at this knitter go!
Wearing my Big Four socks today! They took me forever thanks to a knitsperation slump but I love them. pic.twitter.com/7MywPDlc8o
— Polo Lonergan (@alpacabutt) February 27, 2015
Yep, welcome to the world of crappy badly-lit camera photos taken in the joy of the moment. What the photo lacks in elegance it makes up for in enthusiasm.
These socks were a pleasure to knit. The pattern is Big Four, based on Poirot. Yes, the design was by a friend of mine (Maureen) but that doesn’t mean I’m completely biased. The design was intuitive past the first repeat and I barely looked back at the pattern despite how complicated they look. They are deceptively simple and when you’re not in a lover’s tiff with knitting, they go fast.
I knitted the first of these two socks in less than a week. The second took over a month. That’s the difference in my motivational skills right now.
Still, spring is coming and I have some pretty socks to wear into the breach. Things don’t completely suck.