Time for a mid week check in on the knitting and reading . . .…
I finished Heather’s birthday socks in time. And this is most definitely the fastest I have ever knit a pair of socks. I started last Tuesday morning and finished late Sunday night. That’s only 6 days, my friends, and I worked at the library on 4 of those days and attended a spin in on the 5th day and on the 6th day I wasted a lot of time with the Sims. Ahem.
Look at that stripey goodness. Don’t they line up perfectly? The yarn, for those that want to know, is Vesper Sock Yarn in the Strange Little Mama colorway. It was a gift from my grrls Jessica and Missa over at kpixie. Just because they love me so much. And the pattern is called “Peaks ‘n Valleys” and it’s from the book Knit Socks! by Betsy Lee McCarthy. It’s a board book shaped like a sock and it’s not only perfect for a beginning sock knitter, which I was when I bought it 4 years ago, but it’s also excellent for an experienced sock knitter, too.
I’m so glad these socks are done. Of course, I didn’t even see the birthday girl on her birthday so it didn’t really matter, it was more of a self-imposed deadline. But still. Now I can go back to knitting my Toasty Toes socks. Which are turning out to be the slowest socks in the East.