I'm sitting here, doing my regular evening thing. Reading blogs and sometimes knitting and sometimes not. As it happens, the 2nd sleeve is in the other room. I feel lazy and tired this evening after scraping the driveway earlier today and I don't want to get up, but the Redux in Blue sock is right here.
So I pick it up, glance at my project notes while my fingers automatically begin to align the sock in my hands for knitting. I put down the sock and then pick up the notes and look more closely. It's been so long since I knit on this thing that I don't remember what the pattern is. What in blinking blue blazes was I knitting? I see from my notes that it must be a 4 round pattern repeat because I've got a slash every 4 rounds. Hmmmp. No. Idea.
OK, pick up the sock & examine it. Hmmm. Vertical lines of big knit stitches. Ahh Ha! Those are slipped stitches. BINGO! Let's see, I think the pattern's in this pile over here. I still can't remember the pattern but at least I know where it is. It's at the bottom! OK! Got it! Looking at the pattern it's like I've never seen it before. Well, it's kinda familiar but I don't have it down like I did before I put the sock down to focus on my Heavenly sweater lo those many weeks ago.
I have never completely forgotten something like this. I expected to glance at my notes to see what round/row I'm on they just pick up & begin knitting. WoW! Looks like from my blog archives that the last time I picked up the Redux in Blue sock was on January 6th or 7th. Since it's been about 3½ weeks since I worked on it I guess I can be forgiven some absentmindedness. I have been so intent on my sweater. And now I'm typing on my blog so we'll see what happens later.
Oh,the suspense! But I'm uploading 2 photos so I will get a round or 2 in while that's going on unless I keep typing. I think I've got some good bird feeder snow pictures that I took during today's snow but I'm too lazy to download them (see above). Maybe tomorrow. Instead here are 2 photos of the marina cove, with & without snow. Ah, shoot!. My internet connection timed out & redialed. Anytime it does that the Blogger photo thing loses everything so I gotta start the upload again.
GAAH! ~ These size 2.5mm dpns are TINY! after the US 11 needles! Looking at the sock pattern it looks like all the gusset decreases are done. I'm on round 33 on the foot. Now I'm watching Mythbusters (the whirlpool and snow plow myth episode) and knitting on the Redux in Blue sock. I was getting kind of tired of the sweater pattern so even tho I'm almost done with the sweater I'm enjoying this mini-break from p3tog & sparkly cranberry mohair!
reading: The Cornbread Killer by Lou Jane Temple
Parting Shot: "Give wind and tide a chance to change." ~ Richard E Byrd
taken from The Best of Success, compiled by Wynn Davis, page 77