Saturday, April 6, 2024

Happy skippy jumpy socks

I still haven't decided which project I want to finish this month, but while I've been thinking it over, I've been working diligently on the Christmas present socks. 

Nothing like taking that pressure off at the beginning of the year, amiright? Well, the first half, anyway.

Somehow, even though I've been mindlessly picking up one or the other while watching Murder She Wrote (ultimate escapist nostalgia) I've managed to get them both to almost the same point. Here, let me wrangle these monsters into a lineup position so you can see what I mean.

Realistically, they are nowhere near where they'd need to be for me to finish them as my April Knit. Back in the day I'd have finished one of them in a daylong movie marathon, but that's not on the cards for this busy work-filled month. Unless my subconscious detects a dare? That's also been known to happen. H'mmm. 

Okay guys, back to playtime.

Aren't they cute, all cuddled up like kittens? Or not. Instagram thinks I want to see kittens, and now everything looks like kittens to me. Except sandwiches, which always look like Delicious.

Spring is definitely coming our way now after another week of weird and windy storms, so I may not be pining for socks the way I have been so far this year. Probably just as well since I'm giving these ones away. 

I feel a bit badly about the gift knitting aspect because I can't decide whether I like these stripes together or not. I mean obviously Yes, because I wouldn't knit a present I thought was terrible, plus they are Vesper Sock Yarn, but for this time of year? I feel like they're ideal for early autumn, when the days are still warm (orange) and the nights draw in all shadowy (grey and black) and cosy (purple and red.) But if I wait till then to finish I will be super stressed in the holiday leadup, so Nopes to that.

Hope you're doing some seasonally-appropriate knitting right now, or at least something of the fun variety. As for me: tempting as the idea of immediate sandwich consumption might be, I'm ready for a nap, and I think these socks are too.

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by to spend a little of it with me, something I always appreciate. See you next Saturday!

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