I really truly expected to have Dave’s completed Valentine’s socks to show you today. The first one went so well. But then I cast on for the second one, and well…. then I just seemed to get into a funk
I’ve gotten the leg done, and just a bare few rows to start off the heel. But I really should be farther along.
It’s not that I haven’t had the time. It’s just that every time I’ve had time to pick up the needles, I’ve mostly chosen to do something else. Usually something non-productive.
And when I do pick it up, it’s a chore to stick with it. It’s not the yarn, that’s soft and lovely. It’s not the pattern – it goes along smooth enough.
I dunno… maybe it’s the colour. Maybe it’s just too blue and sad for these bone-chilling winter days we’re having?
Still. I must focus. I have until Saturday night to finish it. I have a little bag put together with cards and a treat for him, so I’d really like these to finished to put in there too.
That’s five nights of knitting! I can surely finish a heel and a foot in just five nights!
11 thoughts on “Sock slog”
That is really a pretty yarn and perfect for a guy. I have the same problem. I finished a sock pretty quickly considering the yarn is just dark enough that I can only work on it during the daylight hours. I quickly cast on the secon yesterday afternoon, but today was distracted by some velvety acrylic I found in our storage unit this morning when I stopped by for some TP. I ended up crocheting a bunny to put on Pipers bed in our new house! Talk about distractions. Ha!
I know you’ll have that sock done by Saturday. I have until my MIL’s birthday in September for this second sock so I think I’ll be fine. Unless the distractoins keep happening.
It is easy to get distracted, but GET ON IT GIRL!!! LOL I know you will finish that last sock in time. The blue really is pretty and the balance should go quickly!
I hear you. I’ve got so many things that need finishing but I keep starting new things because I am bored out of my mind. I keep telling myself it’s okay not to be okay during these crazy times but even that’s getting old.
Slog happens to all of us and usually at this point in a project for some reason! Hang in there-you can do it!
YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! ♥♥♥
Maybe you need to think of the colour as lapis lazuli, that the Ancient Egyptians used often in their jewelry and funeral artifacts.
That’s what the colour of the yarn looks like to me!
Try using what I call a “motivation” marker. Clip a removable marker on the sock when you pick up your needles, and tell yourself to just knit one inch or one/two repeats. Move the marker when you stop and the next time knit the distance again. You’ll be finished in just a few nights.
I know you can (and will) have that second sock complete to add to the gift bag. The yarn is just beautiful. I love that rich, deep blue.
You go girl! You are a fast knitter, and you’ve still got time until the 14th. My knitting has screeched to a halt because my hands have been sore since I knit that baby blanket on big needles. Maybe I’ll get some quilting done in the meantime?
I love the tonal blue in these socks. But I do know what it’s like to lose that spark while knitting something. I’ve been working on the same sock off and on for weeks. I also think that the winter weather has something to do with it.
I have no doubt you will get them done! Maybe promise yourself a bright tropical pair when these are done?