Blue Monday Blues
May 24, 2010
Months ago I made promise (to myself) that something blue would always be on my needles. The promise hasn't been broken, but the project has been sitting, waiting quietly, in the knitting basket. Socks haven't called to me for some time, as Mr. Sock Mojo is on hiatus again. Where he goes and who he spends time with is a mystery to me, but it's evident he isn't here. Therefore, Carole's Picot Sock fell off my radar. I tell myself it won't be sock weather for several more months and it's OK to wait (although I did wear socks a couple of times last week).
It goes against my nature to have a UFO sitting around and knew I had to get back to the sock. When I took a peek into the pretty blue Wee Bunny Bag I was surprised to find one sock completely finished! My memory isn't as clear as it once was and I had no idea we had come so far. Another big plus was the leg of the second sock was nearly complete, too. The sweet blue sock is now out of hiding and will be worked on here and there.
Several blue yarns wait in the stash and almost all of them want to be lace. A siren's call comes from Flydesign Lacewing with her seductive and glorious shades of ocean blue. She cries to be made into the Hamamelis Shawl, but I’m trying to cover my ears. Sprössling will only grow if I stay true to her and, at this point, her lace is all I can handle. Soon, my dear blue Lacewing, soon.
Lucia left a comment some time ago to say the pansy was once called heartsease. The blue pansies on my patio are filling the pot. They were a bright spot on the patio during a weekend of dreary weather.
I'm also working on a pair of socks that have sat longer than I would like.
That is going to make a gorgeous Hamamelis!
Posted by: Sarah | May 24, 2010 at 12:32 AM
I'm with Sarah. That Lace Wing is breathtaking.
Posted by: Mel | May 24, 2010 at 01:05 AM
Posted by: Nora | May 24, 2010 at 04:23 AM
Although it's not a race, I do understand the pull to finish and move on. Still, monogamy is usually a very good thing;-P
Posted by: CindyCindy | May 24, 2010 at 05:13 AM
Uh. And, the memory thing? Obviously, it's not just you;-D
Posted by: CindyCindy | May 24, 2010 at 05:14 AM
Oh, what a glorious blue! I can understand the temptation to rush in to it's charms. . .
Posted by: Kym | May 24, 2010 at 05:20 AM
That sock is so pretty! You will be done in no time at all. Love the blue pansies, too. I've got some purple and yellow ones that my SIL brought me on Easter and they are thriving, too.
Posted by: Carole | May 24, 2010 at 05:42 AM
I love how well the socks go with your sock bag!
Oh, that laceweight is the most lush blue...
Posted by: Chris | May 24, 2010 at 06:06 AM
Such pretty blues! I always love the colors you pick for projects. Yummy!!
Posted by: Anne | May 24, 2010 at 06:08 AM
I really love your blue mondays, especially the sweet sultry tune your pansies are singing.
Posted by: marianne | May 24, 2010 at 06:10 AM
The blue socks are so cheerful with the pink running along. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Sprossling. I agree with Anne, you pick the best colors! Happy final week of May to you!
Posted by: jill | May 24, 2010 at 06:43 AM
The first time I planted a garden, Romeo took me to a garden store and helped me pick out pansies. Actually, he kind of dragged me kicking and screaming...gardening was HIS idea. But I adored those pansies, deadheaded with devotion, and kept them blooming the entire summer.
Posted by: Laurie | May 24, 2010 at 07:18 AM
I wear socks every day, year 'round. These will be pretty when finished. Happy Blue Monday.
Posted by: Sally | May 24, 2010 at 07:19 AM
Are your pansies white now?
Posted by: Cheryl S. | May 24, 2010 at 08:26 AM
I'd definitely say it's sock weather today!
Posted by: Katinka | May 24, 2010 at 08:29 AM
You are very talented with your blue yarns. Nice feature for today.
Posted by: LaVoice | May 24, 2010 at 08:48 AM
I have gone long enough without a simple picot sock on the needles cause I love how they grow without you looking. Rectified that Saturday through a complex justification process and now I'm much happier with ALL my WIPs.
Posted by: Melissa G | May 24, 2010 at 11:28 AM
what a beatiful blue that yarn has
Posted by: angie | May 24, 2010 at 12:11 PM
Good for you to recommit to your project! Your pansies are beautiful! Happy Blue Monday!
Posted by: Sarah | May 24, 2010 at 12:58 PM
Well, that shawl certainly is lovely. I haven't seen it before, but I think I will make a note of it. I am leaning hard to blues the last year or so, myself.
Posted by: Katherine | May 24, 2010 at 02:51 PM
I love the yarn used for those socks. Blue is one of my favorites, too.
Posted by: Doris | May 24, 2010 at 03:20 PM
It's so nice to see those socks again. The Summer of Socks is just around the corner, ya know.
Posted by: Cookie | May 24, 2010 at 04:04 PM
I like your blue promise. And the wee bunny bag, too. Those socks are getting close to done. They look great so far.
Posted by: Becky | May 24, 2010 at 06:18 PM
You are true to your blue!..
Mr.Mojo is missing in my neck of the woods too..I have 1 complete and the heel waiting on me on it's partner..and my enthusiasm took off with the Sock Mojo~
I have the same thoughts as you..I've got a few months before I'll need socks..however, I've worn them all day today..go figure!
Posted by: Dianne | May 24, 2010 at 06:36 PM
Oh what delightfully, saturated blues!!!
Posted by: Knitnana | May 25, 2010 at 06:28 AM