I just keep knockin' 'em off. I finished the Rock Chalk Jayhawk socks late Sunday night. Here are the stats:
yarn: Cascade Sassy Stripes
pattern: my own ~ first sock: p1, k5, p1, k4
second sock: p1, k4, p1, k3
heel: 50 stitch short row heel
toe decreases: stitches evenly divided among 5 needles and decreased at the beginning of every needle.
needles: 2.5mm rosewood dpns
The foot on the first sock is noticeably larger than the second sock. Late last spring, (May 2007) my SIL slipped and broke her ankle very badly. That ankle and foot are still swollen hence, the larger sock for that foot. She was thrilled when she tried on the unfinished except for the toe decreases sock several weeks ago that it fit her injured foot. Together both socks weigh 100 grams. However, I have 37 grams left on the third skein. Technically, I should have the entire third skein. I didn't weight the skeins before I dug into them. I have no idea what happened to 56½ yards of this yarn. Oh, well. The socks are done and I'm pleased with them.
The Blue Baby Blanket had it's two ends woven in this morning and now it's soaking in Euculan. I plan to block it today.
Since I'm not going to frog and fix my socks I DO need another travel sock. So I did kept out the cotton yarn. I'll figure out a pattern and put that and the needles in my knitting bag. But I'm not going to cast on until I need to.
I want to finish the BSJ before I start the scarf for the LmC. I still can't believe it. I went from a WIP high of nine projects to six. And one of those six is close to being done. I'll relax awhile and knit on some of the other WIPs.
listening to: Rush Limbaugh
reading: The Deeds of the Disturber by Elizabeth Peters (an Amelia Peabody mystery)
"The steady buzzzzzzz of the Katydid chorus,
the bass solo of the croaking Frog,
the steady woof-woof-woof a barking Dog -
a summer night's serenade."
~ Michael P. Garofalo, Cuttings