After a long,difficult week,yesterday was one of those days when drinking coffee qualifies as an activity. Like,if you had called me and asked what I was doing,I would have said “Drinking coffee.”(I keep hoping the dishes will take pity on me and wash themselves. We’ll see how that works out.)
This is my “24″sock.
I knit the most boring socks in the world,because I fit socks into that “mindless knitting”niche. I stuff them in my bag (in case of emergency/traffic jam),take them to the laundromat,and,yes,knit them while watching “24″.
This is my season 4 sock. Season 4 is really good,which means that this sock is really awful. I dropped stitches and picked them up poorly,split the yarn,knit when I should have purled,mis-centered the calf decreases,and forgot to ktbl on the stitches I picked up around the gusset. And it’s not even done yet!
To be fair,it looks much less tiger-y on the cuff and heel. On working with it again,I think it looks more like African wood carvings. I also choose to believe this because otherwise I will go mad with thinking There aren’t any tigers in Kenya! (Except in Weebl’s video, and I’m prepared to make an exception,there. It is just too cute.)
The slime is still there. It has not changed significantly,although I fancy it looks a bit more rubbery than wet.
One commenter suggested it might be fungus dripping from an infection in the tree above (ew). The slime is situated below a red cedar. Unfortunately,I am unable to confirm or deny this theory,because the lowest branch is at least 25 feet above the ground. Could be,though!
One last thing before I go. I often hear proponents of the toe-up sock cite “You can try it on as you knit it!”as a reason for their preference. Now if you like knitting toe-up,more power to you. I don’t have much of an opinion either way,personally –I maintly knit mine top-down because I have the pattern memorized.
But this thing about not being able to try on a top-down sock as you knit it. This is baffling,because it is so obviously untrue.
I mean,the needles are going to be around your foot,regardless of whether the knitting goes up or down from there. Am I missing something?