Tuesday, July 05, 2011

found time

A pair of almost complete) socks. Knitted completely during time that would otherwise be considered lost. Drive time to and from the cottage, or carpooling to work, baseball games while watching my son play.
All that's left are the heels, and I'll insert those soon. That can't really be done easily in a car, or on a set of bleachers, so I'll have to carve out some home time for that.
Since we are in prime cottage time, I had to start another pair, to fill in all that drive time.
This is some vintage Socks That Rock, colourway Lapis. (and some equally vintage Knit Picks Essential in a perfectly co-ordinating shade of green, for toes, heels and cuffs). This STR was one of the original skeins that Susan bought when STR first arrived at Lettuce Knit, and has been marinating in the stash since then, I unearthed it, found the great green, and started in. This got me to the cottage, and I doubled the knitted length on the way home late Sunday. Late because the weather was so spectacular, we really didn't want to leave, so we put it off as long as possible...

5 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Holy moly, I can't believe it counts as vintage now! Love them.

Needles said...

They look great! See, isn't that the coolest way of just knitting socks. No thinking required at all.

Wannietta said...

I <3 free knitting time!! I'm going to be working on my socks in group today & at the theatre ... Transformers 3D!!

AlisonH said...

Beautiful socks!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I have STR in my stash for that long too. Just marinating waiting for the right project.

I am going to be in Toronto the first week of August. Hubby promised me one evening at a LYS. Do you know of any knit nights going on? I would love to meet up.