Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Baudelaire Socks from Knitty. The lace pattern shows up better in person. The colors kind of take over this picture, huh? The yarn: Sockotta, which is a cotton/wool/nylon blend.
These are so comfy and a nice burst of color to combat the winter doldrums.
Amazingly, I finished these Sunday evening and I have not cast on another pair of socks yet. I pretty much constantly have a pair of socks on the needles. But, there is a skein of yarn with some needles poked in it and a pattern behind me on the table. Now, how did those get there? *whistling innocently*
I know many kntters suffer from Second Sock Syndrome (SSS). Luckily, I do not have this problem. In fact, the second sock usually goes very quickly. I want to get those babies on my feet! I love the feeling of finishing something and seeing what a job well-done looks like. The first sock in this pair took about a week or week-and-a-half. The second sock was cast-on Friday evening (moments after the first sock was done) and completed Sunday evening. And I wasn't working on it constantly. I hosted a little Super Bowl party (and did not knit during it) in the meantime. That's two days, people! Ooh, I love the feeling of hand-knit socks on my feet.
A little real-estate update. We have chosen a new agent. We are optimistic. He seems really good, hands-on, involved and down-to-earth. He is going to be putting up a much more comprehensive listing for us and seems like a good communicator, willing to work hard to make the sale. So, I'm cleaning even deeper the next few days so that the pictures he's taking Friday for the web listing will sparkle. When we told our old agent (OK, his staff . . . if I hadn't seen him in person once I would doubt he exists) that we were not renewing our listing with them. They said, "OK, we'll come pick up our sign in the next couple days." They seemed utterly unconcerned. We made the right choice.