Thursday, August 10, 2006

Actual knitting progress!!!

Spurred on by the voices in my head umm, the evil talking yarn - well, that's really the same thing, isn't it?? the desire to some day be able to wear this beautiful pair of socks, I have finally made real progress on my second Embossed Leaf (aka The Project that Never Ends). I've actually made it to the foot!!!

three more pattern repeats left!!!You know, when I posted that evil talking yarn yesterday, I thought you guys would be on my side. That you would help me stay strong and avoid it's temptation. HOW WRONG I WAS!!! Most of you left comment after comment, telling me to go ahead and wind it up. You guys. Well, that's okay - I'm thrilled for each and every comment I get. Even if you are bad influences. I love you all!!

AND luckily Dave was paying attention and has a far better memory than I do. I promised him last month that the next sock yarn I knit will be (some of) the Koigu in my stash - the Koigu I pet and admire but don't feel worthy to knit!! So, to keep my Koigu vow and also fend off the Hill Country temptations, I did this.

winding KoiguSee that Hill Country in the background looking jealous??) So yes, I wound up two birthday skeins of Koigu. And I might have cast on. And maybe knit the toe. I suppose I could be going to knit a bit more with it now.

Yup, I was afraid this would happen.

18 comments:

Nancy said...

Be careful not to get Hill County too angry - he's from Texas, you know! Loving the green sock! Very cool color.

Lynda said...

Yarn can never be trusted - it's always too eager to lure you away and have it's way with you.... of course, you'll enjoy every minute of it...

Dave said...

Yippeee! You are worthy ... never forget.

Sonya said...

You know knitters are enablers! Or you do now anyway. ;o) The birthday Koigu looks yummy.

Martina said...

Koigu...gotta knit it!

trek said...

You must be very careful when the yarn starts talking to you.

Kathy said...

Oh I love the koigu. How can you resist it? TOmorrow is Stitches Midwest for us and Im like a kid on Christmas Even

Katt said...

I didnt tell you to wind it!! I know how wool can stalk!! Especially sock wool...

Katt

Dipsy said...

Oh, but now the end is in sight with your sock, not much more to go - and it's going to look so lovely!

Kelly said...

Your embossed leaves look great! The Kogiu yarn is really pretty can't wait to see what socks you make with it.

Missy said...

I think Dave was thinking that you'd wind BOTH yarns, and have 3 socks going at once--consider that!

Melissa said...

Yummy, yummy!!
Congrats on the Embossed Leaves progress!

JessaLu said...

You're absolutely worthy of the Koigu! Have fun with it :o)

Nathalie said...

POlicy #1 - cast on everything in sight - always a good policy. POlicy #2, you can never have too many works in progress. A handy policy when you consider policy #1. Knit like blazes and hope that one day something will get finished, and one day, something will. Be finished, that is.

laws to live by.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Whoa--the embossed leaves are gorgeous, the perfect shade o' green! I'm also one for fondly (but not knitting) the koigu, it's such a fetish object!

Cathy said...

The sock is working up beautifully Karen, and enjoying a guilty little pleasure is ok once in a while don't you think? hmmmmmmmm? ;)

ttbookjunkie said...

Gosh your embossed leaves socks are coming out so great! And you are so close to being done!

Amanda

Ragan said...

Your socks look so wonderful! And hurray for starting another project before finishing the one on the needles! I find this is always the best. :) The more the merrier!

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