The last pair of 2010 is the first pair of 2012.

Pattern: 48 sts, 2*2 rib, then stockinette, afterthought heel, stripes matched to within a few inches of yarn
Yarn: 100% Fine Cormo Wool from 2010 NH Sheep & Wool dyed by myself and Dan
Needles: 2.5 mm KP Harmony 40″ circular
Started: November 28, 2010
January 22, 2012

At two weeks into the year and 21 rounds into the first sock it was clear that Kristi would not be the first of my pair-every-three-weeks goal. I set Kristi aside for the week and worked on finishing up this old pair that had been waiting patiently for more than a year. Thicker yarn and bigger needles than I usually use for socks, along with some new-sock motivation from the chilly weather we’ve had lately, made for an easy lunch break project.

I did intend to finish these last night so I could officially say I finished them within the first three weeks of the year, but it was not to be. You know how sometimes you think you’re going to finish a sock, make twice-baked potatoes and salad with toasted almonds and homemade dressing for dinner, then do an hour of yoga before getting 8 full, peaceful hours of sleep, but instead you get home after a full work week and grocery shopping and you just make angel hair and Newman’s Own Marinara, then play Mario until you can’t keep your eyes open? That was last night.

But they’re done now, and I still have most of a day to get started on my socks for the next three weeks (if I can decide on yarn today, which is not guaranteed even a little bit). Of course, I’d also like to spend some time today working on my spinning – I started up the merino/bamboo/nylon for my sock yarn and it sure is lovely – and maybe do that potato/almond/salad thing after all, though I also have a pot of soup started, and I need to make some kitchen space for an afternoon cookstravaganza I have planned for tomorrow, and…and…and….

No worries. I’ll settle on one of those things eventually. All that really matters is my feet are warm.

7 thoughts on “1/17.333333333333333333…

  1. Hi there! This is Sara from A Year at the Wheel, commenting to let you know that you won my January Giveaway!! 🙂 If you could send your shipping info to me at redtrilliumfiberarts@gmail.com, I’ll send out your fiber ASAP. Congrats!

    Also, I love, love, LOVE those socks! They look so comfy, and the dye pattern is lovely!

  2. Hahaha I love the difference between what we plan to do in a night and what we actually do. I was supposed to get some work done tonight and instead watched 3 episodes of Downton Abbey…oh well. There’s always tomorrow!

    Love how those stripes match so well!!

    1. I had another one of those nights last night, in fact. Had a new time-sensitive project to get started, but instead I did crosswords and watched Black Books. Still not a bad way to spend an evening.

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