A couple of people have been knitting up a sock storm. (Look at the beautiful socks Hillary knit for CookieA's new book!) My goal, for the month of October, was to finish the Mystery Sock and knit the second Monkey sock of an abandon pair. October ain't over, right?
The Monkey sock has had a few issues. For the first pair the color spiraled nicely up the leg and continued down the foot. The second sock, well, it had ideas of its own and it took to pooling, flashing and doing anything else it liked. Cheryl said it looks as if bleach had been thrown on it, but I think it looks more like it threw up all over itself. Feh. Since the goal is to finish and I didn't really love the pair of socks all that muchanyway and, because a sock is usually hiding beneath a pant leg and, this is as close as I get to living dangerously, I've continued on.
The Mystery sock has been better behaved but this yarn is pretty tame by comparison. The biggest problem here is lack of time, oh and, a distraction here and there, plus my hands may be old enough that tiny needles can only be handled for short bursts of time. Hey, I'm farther along than I thought!
The distraction? I might have started a (yet another) project, one that has grabbed my fancy. The project is Susan's Fog Lifter in the beautiful and rustic, Plain & Fancy Sport. This yarn came back with me from the last Estes Wool Festival I attended in 2007. (Can it really be that long ago?)