I know, just what you were wondering, right? Well, no worries, I wasn’t about to leave you in the lurch about the state of my socks, believe me. I’ve been making slow, unsteady progress on them, usually a few minutes at a time as a wind down before bed. (The Boy’s settle down activity is to read a bit, so I usually use that time to knit.)
At first I was a little unsure about the short colour repeats: they are quite bright, after all, and I was worried I’d end up with really loud, horribly clashy socks, but having knit up a little more, I can definitely say that I like them. I’ve pretty much given up hope on them being done by the time we get back (although it’d be nice!) but I do think it’s reasonable to aim for having both heels good and turned by the time we land, so I have just the (straight up, boring stockingette *) legs to go. Then I just have to knit, knit, knit until I run out of yarn, basically.
* This is the most
boring plain pair of socks I have knit for myself to date, and I chose the mindless pattern for easy stop-and-go knitting, as well as something I could work on while looking out the bus window and/or while watching an inflight movie. Happily the yarn is quite interesting!
Now, my question for you guys: how much yarn (in grams) do you think I’ve bought up to this point? At time of writing, we’ve just left the North Island (although we’ll be back on the northern beaches at the end of November), and I’ve got the whole rugged South Island to go! I’ll take guesses till we step on the plane out of Auckland. Closest guess wins a fluffy hand knit alpaca hat!
Whilst walking around Nelson today (where nearly everything was closed, due to it being Sunday, boo) I came across not one, but two art yarn stores. Both closed. (More boo.) At my comments, The Boy pointed out that given the way I’m buying yarn, it might be a good thing. Hmph. Anyway, I’m hoping Auckland will impress me with their yarns once I’m done down here!