Man, B's feet are big. His socks are big. Heed this warning: fingering yarn and men's socks are not a good combo. Consider yourself warned.
I managed to sneak in several solid hours of work on his socks this weekend, and this is all I've got.
Each round is comprised of 144 knit stitches across two socks. It's a slow, slow slog. I may need to join Mason-Dixon Knitting's Slogalong to help motivate me. They're also a tad too big, though B (saint that he is) insists they're fine.
Part of me wants to rip them out (again!), which would win me two things: better fit and a more interesting pattern. I had already cast on before "Senational Knitted Socks" arrived, and my stitch count doesn't match any of the patterns until I get to the cuff. On the other hand, I could just decrease a few stitches and keep going. Do I have enough yarn to keep going? Decisions. Decisions.
Meanwhile, I joined Socktopia in April in time to submit my Dreamsicle Socks for the April theme: "Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?". This is my first knit-a-long, and already I really enjoy browsing everyone's finished objects. The yarn. The patterns. Awesome.
Socktopia's shtick is that you aim to knit one pair of socks a month according to a theme. There are several themes to pick from, so don't fret if you aren't an orange fan. This month's theme includes "Fiesta" in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Since I'm originally from San Antonio, TX (home of Fiesta), I couldn't resist. Perhaps not so surprisingly, I have just the right yarn too. I'm keeping this project secret until I'm finished. Stay tuned.
In the Mail
I finally got around to ordering the Cabled V-Neck sweater pattern from Angel Yarns in the UK. You may recall that I need a pattern for my Rowen Cashsoft stash. It seemed silly to ship a single pattern over from the UK, so I added a skein of TOFUtsies and another of Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino to my order. I'm also keeping a watchful eye on the Get Knitted sale bin. Get Knitted stocks a nice selection of gucci yarns, which are hard to come by over here in Europe. My radar is fixed on the Colinette Jitterbug and Fleece Artist Nova Socks.
# of projects on needles: 3, # of projects destined for frog bin: maybe 1, # of projects on deck: 2