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Socks: one pair down, two more coming [Feb. 5th, 2016|11:53 am]
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I finished the rose-nep socks yesterday:  Plymouth Yarns Galway Nep, a discontinued yarn, in a rose color with multicolored "neps".

Rose-socks-finished2

This is their first wearing: straight off the needles, for a full day and night, so they begin "setting" to my feet.  My 49th pair of socks completed, though not all the socks were for me.   After they're washed (hand washed) and dried, they'll go into the regular rotation.  The light was going tricky this morning (started clear sun, but by midmorning high clouds were blowing across) so the next picture needed a touch of histogram adjustment (and the one above could've used a touch more.)  I rolled up my jeans to give a better view of the Eye of Partridge heel reinforcement; it continues under the heel for the length of the heel pad.

Rose-socks-finished

Two pairs are now on the needles: a brown-heather pair begun when the previous medium blues came off the needles, and a pair I started last night.

Socks-in-work-Feb-5-2016

The multi-colored yarn is Mountain Colors "Bitterroot Rainbow" and the warm brown heather is Ella rae Classic #178.  I'm considering striping both of these...the brown with a dark green or a "golden" green (I have both in the stash) and the multi-color with the saturated colors in its mix.  Or maybe not.  It's more fun to knit stripes, but then it's more tedious to weave in the extra ends.  One-yarn socks have only two ends (unless something goes wrong, like a flaw in the yarn that requires cutting out a bad place) and that makes them quicker to finish.  Brown-heather is now the leading sock, and the multi-color the following; I would like to finish the brown by the end of this month and the multi-colored by the end of March.  Then start the summer socks, which go faster usually: two pairs a month are possible.

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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2016-02-08 04:32 am (UTC)
I deleted it for you.

I can knit while standing up, but lack the right apron to knit while walking (and might stumble over things more...) I do carry knitting with me almost all the time and in one 2/5 hour standing still traffic jam knitted away quite successfully. Saved a lot of stomach-churning frustration. I've knit in restaurants, a line at the passport office, in doctors' offices, in hospital waiting rooms, airports, train stations, in buses, trains, and planes. If someone else is driving, in cars.

My mother's father used to bug her by saying "While you're resting..." with a chore attached at the end. She passed that notion on to me, though I was more resistant as a young person...but now, if I'm sitting, I'm usually knitting, except in church (and if we had a choir loft where I wasn't so visible to the congregation, I would be knitting there, too. Helps me pay attention.)
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From: sheff_dogs
2016-02-08 06:57 pm (UTC)
I used to knit sitting in the back of General Studies in sixth form (so f0r 17 and 18 year olds)in school. I knitted a whole jumper in a term, just in those lectures. They were to give us a perspective on things our teachers condsidered important that weren't covered in other courses. The only one I didn't knit in was when the showed 'The War Game' a flim about the effects of a nuclear bomb being dropped on a city, very powerful, gave most of us nightmares.
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