Sadly, I have very little progress to report on my current Socktoberfest socks. After my recent bout with sock polygamy, I decided to re-visit my Go With the Flow Christmas socks for my coleslaw loving mom. In a surprising move of propriety, I chose to re-commit myself completely to sock #2. While it seems that I have been cured of my former adulterous ways, the going is slow and tedious. After knitting the last two pairs of socks on size 3 dpns, I'd forgotten how ungratifying and thankless size 1's can be. Two nights of knitting, and barely 3/4 of a leg to show for it! Already I feel the urge for a cheap fling, and it's been less than half a week since my vow renewal. Once a cheater, always a cheater, I suppose. You've already seen one completed Go With the Flow in KnitPicks Dancing in the Ballet colorway (albeit a while back), so I'll spare you the requisite in-progress shot. Hopefully I'll have something picture-worthy by week's end.
All is not lost, though. A certain someone *ahem* has called me out about my SnB Under the Hoodie, not once, but twice! Truly, I had good intentions of posting pics earlier, but well...you know what they say about the road to hell. Who would've thought that knitting would put me on that road? Not posting pics, sock adultery, coveting thy neighbor's yarn, slumming around with acrylic- 4 out of 10 Commandments- my chances for knitting redemption aren't looking so hot, eh? Just to prove that I really am serious about repenting, though, I present to you the finished, post-blocking, 5 billion ends-woven-in SnB Under the Hoodie. A back view of the hood. And last, a dorky pocket-action shot. And yes, I am aware that it looks like I'm trying to stop a ferret from weaseling out of the pocket. Trust me, no ferrets or other small creatures were harmed during this production. Unless you count Bossy and Stinky, but I don't think inflicted emotional scars should really be counted. I'm now a holy roller when it comes to extolling the virtues of blocking. Wet-blocking and steam-blocking took care of the stockinette curl and really evened out the stitches. I was also able to lengthen the body by about an inch. Overall, I'm really pleased with the final result. And what perfect timing, because it's actually cold and rainy enough for me to wear now that the temperature has dropped to the low 80's. It's the tropics, people. Low 80's is pretty damned cold for us!
Of course, no photo shoot would be complete without Bossy and Stinky trying to insert themselves in every picture. They were jubilant when I told them that they could each pose by themselves. And as it turns out, they didn't actually manage to worm their way into every picture. Just 34 out of the 37.