And so came the caiman

With the closing date on the looming, I feel like I’ve barely had to time stop to breathe. There have been emails to answers, calls to make, and never-ending papers to sign. When I cast on for the caiman socks, I didn’t think I’d get very far on them.

But then I had an hour or so waiting for a new exhaust to be put on old Dory

Thankfully it was a lovely day, because with everything still in lock down, I couldn’t wait in their waiting area (it was already full). I found a nice patch of grass under their sign and stitched away.

Then I had an hour wait at the hospital to see a specialist.

(Don’t worry, it’s nothing serious, just an ongoing issue that is being managed). Because of the lockdown, you text/call when you get there to let them know you’ve arrived. Then they text/call you to let you know when the doctor is actually ready to see you, so they don’t have a pile of people in the waiting room, all breathing the same air.

Then a few nights of stitching here and there and….

A finished first sock! And I absolutely love how it worked up. I used my favourite formula for man socks – One-one rib for the cuff for 10 rows, three-one rib for the leg, and plain stockinette for the foot.

The other one is already underway. I hope I don’t need anymore work on my car, or visits to the doctor, but with a little luck, I can finish this pair in no time!

7 thoughts on “And so came the caiman

  1. Araignee

    That is a beautiful sock! I had the same knitting experience at the vets this week. I had to sit in the car and wait for Pup to get checked out and then for one of the kitties later in the week for her shots. Then there was the grocery pickup day. I have to say I do like all this outside waiting. I was never much for crowded rooms.


  2. I have to admit that this time of year, the sit outside and wait works very well for me too. Not so much in the frozen tundra of winter! I remember all of the texts and emails and signatures for the house. It seemed never ending. We didn’t even apply for a loan and yet there seemed to be hundreds of forms and signatures.
    That sock is great. I like your formula for mens socks and may use it too.
    Blessings and hugs,


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