With the children both sick (but getting better), I’ve needed to find mindless things to work on. Just a few stitches or rows when I have a minute or after they’ve gone to bed. Some progress was made on the Embossed Leaves socks for my mom:
but the pattern is not mindless enough for me. If I sit down to knit it, I’ve gotta have the pattern handy and the light has to be good. And since I’m so tired at the end of the day, I never get very many rows finished.
So, although I had been knitting MDK dishcloths at an alarming rate, I was getting tired of them. With so much sock yarn sitting around, I knew that I needed to start a simple sock that I could pick up for a moment here or there and work on easily without being attached at the hip to the pattern.
The trekking XXL yarn. Mmmmmmm. I love it. I did some guaging last week and finally yesterday I cast on. Old Norwegian Style, baby. I’m using a pattern from the subscriber-only section of Interweave – Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’ Dream Socks pattern. I hope they fit my large feet.