Well, yes and no.
As it happens, my new job (well, it’s not really a new job, just a different position in the same old job) looks like it’s going to afford me lots of knitting time.Â Of course, the knitting needs to be smallish, portable, and somewhat mindless.Â And what fits that description better than socks, I ask you?Â Well, nothing, that’s what.Â So it seems that I’m going to getÂ lots of socks made this year.
I am virtually finished with the soldier socks.Â The second one just needs a bindoff, and then both need to have the ends worked in.
After I finish these, I plan on starting a pair for my friend H., whom I have promised a pair of socks for winter.Â (Practically as soon as I told him that, he started asking me, “How are my socks coming?”)Â Of course, they will be in subdued and masculine colors, appropriate to his manly pride.Â (SeeÂ here and here.)Â Fortunately, I did not have to go through the entire and dreaded “interview” for the proposed socks, just gave him two balls of yarn from which to choose.
In the “something new” category, I have been playing around again with some ribbon yarn with which I have played around before.Â (That sounds a little kinky, doesn’t it?Â Well, I’ll just let you think whatever you want…)Â After much trial and error, I have settled on a simple garter rib pattern with V-neck shaping.
This is just a swatch, although I realize that it does actually look like a little sweater front.Â (“Little” being the operative word there.)Â I’m envisioning this as a somewhat fitted, short-sleeve sweater with raglan shoulder shaping.Â Minimal finishing–just a self-finishing neckline which you can see in the photo above.
For those of you who might be wondering, no, I never have finished Rumpelstiltskin.Â It is sitting on my couch in a wad, reproaching me silently every time I look at it.Â So I don’t look at it.
I am coming along with projects in my new house, including my stated goal of decoratingÂ with my vast supply of yarn and fiber.
I’m running out of baskets.Â Time to a) hit up the garage sales again and/or b) get creative.Â Do you think it would be in poor taste to just put giant wads of unspun fiber all around the house?