Monday, December 2, 2013

Finishing the colourful knits

I don't know about you, but I spent all of Saturday gorging on films and knitting up the ends of some lingering projects:

Recognize these bright stripes?  They're on socks, which I started back in June, and have no business being worked on so close to Christmas. 

However, they were cluttering up the place - and at Christmas, you really want lots of clear spaces for important things like boxes of chocolate.  Poinsettas and things too I suppose (but let's be realistic: it's about the chocolate.)

It was incredibly relaxing just to give myself a day to do nothing but finish things off and watch other people's stories unfolding.  Relaxing yet productive, because I not only finished these two pairs of socks but also a third pair and the latest ManCowl.  I'm close to finishing writing up the pattern for it and if I can put together photographs too I'll have that ready for you this week.  Probably you wouldn't knit a last-minute ManCowl at this point, but it'll be good to have the pattern done as well as the actual cowl.

Meanwhile, I'm just so happy about these colours!

I might have to use the remains to knit a pair of ankle socks that combine all of these stripes in one amazing place.  They are that bright and cheerful, which is ironic considering what a grey, muted, quiet day it was.  Two opposite kinds of bliss all at once.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend too and I will see you tomorrow, with more pretty pictures of knitting.  Till then, take care and I hope you get to do some making!


Leslie said...

That is some gorgeousness in sock form! I knitted on my Fire and Ice socks while on my trip...finished the Across the Universe. All very happy knitting!

Sel and Poivre said...

I would kill for a day like that - the earliest I might expect one though will be close to new years!

Mary Keenan said...

I won't tell you all the things I had to push off my plate to make it happen ;^) But it was so worth it!

Mary Keenan said...

ohhh Leslie, nice sounding socks!

jezz said...

Love the photos of your yarny rainbows! I would have done "something" for a day like yours also. I worked all weekend, Thanksgiving too :(