I’ve Got It Baaad.

I’ve got it baaad.

The sock jitters, that is.  My hands are shaking with the desire to knit a new pair of socks with sumptuous sock yarn.  I keep coming across new sock yarn, great new patterns, and feeling an overwhelming sense of excitement and desire to cast on immediately.  And yet, I don’t.  I feel I can’t, actually.  And why not?

Well, the answer is two fold: for one, I have a sock project on the needles.  Last week I finished sock #1 of Waving Lace Socks.

Waving Lace socks from Favorite Socks
Waving Lace socks from Favorite Socks

It was a great pattern to knit, I love the yarn, and both together made me a very happy knitter.  But I couldn’t cast on for the second sock right away.  The dreaded SSS strikes again!

My goal was to finish this pair of socks before I started something new and exciting.  Something that should be arriving in the mail any day now from Blue Moon Fiber Arts

That brings me to my second reason for not starting anything new: I’m waiting to receive my first ever shipment from the BMFA Rockin’ Sock Club!  How could I, in good conscience, cast on for any other sock pattern, no matter how compelling, when I know this is in my immediate future?

I have been sorely tempted, to be sure.  There was the gift I received from my sister, the lovely new book, Knitting Socks with Hand Painted Yarn.  Then, I won a blogiversary contest over on Liz’s blog, which meant I was the lucky recipient of this lovely  hand dyed sock yarn.

Tiny Toes by Interlacements
Tiny Toes by Interlacements

I am trying to wait patiently for my sock club shipment to arrive.  I have been trying to work diligently on projects I already have started.  That hasn’t entirely worked either.  I cast on 2 new (small) projects last week, and one is already finished.  I needed to finish something while I waited, even if it wasn’t the mate to a lone bubble gum pink sock!

Well, I should go check the mailbox, Ravelry, and the RSC blog to see if anyone has gotten their yarn yet.  Maybe it will be me…toes crossed!

11 thoughts on “I’ve Got It Baaad.

  1. Maybe it is time to try again the 2-at-a-time method! Love the Waving Lace Sock…it looks similar to the Spring Forward that I am working on. Enjoy the Tiny Toes!

  2. Oooooo. Jealous! I’ve been coveting that sock club for quite some time now.

    I hope your shipment gets there soon, so I can live vicariously through you!

  3. I adore those pink socks! (I think I tell you that every time you post pictures of them, heehee.)

    I’m waiting for my sock club shipment too, and I think it’s scheduled to arrive this afternoon! I have an exam today, so I hope it’s waiting for me as a little treat when I get home. By the way, the first picture of the yarn is up – check out the STR group on Ravelry. It’s so beautiful!

  4. SSS, I’m feeling it, too. The second sock is zooming along, but I so want to cast on something else…

    Your Waving Lace sock is beautiful. It needs a sole-mate!

    And the blue and green yarn is a work of art.

  5. I LOVE that pattern. I adored making it and see that it looks quite fabulous in a slightly variegated yarn. Nice work!

    You are lucky being in the BMFA club. It’s so expensive for us with the exchange rate – I just couldn’t justify it.

  6. I love those socks. They look so good on peg the leg! I need to get me a peg the leg to model my finished socks. Maybe I can make a lamp. . hummm thinker!

    Cast on another pair of socks! Let them sit around a while on the needles while you finish other projects. Or of you just don’t feel right about that, knit a washcloth. In the words of Napoleon Dynamite “Follow your heart, that’s what I always do”

  7. So are you thinking the Knitting Police will break down your door and haul you away if you have many too projects on the needles at once? Hmmmm???? ‘Cause if that was the case the hoosegow would be full to overflowing with knitters!

    Do whatever makes you happy at any given moment. Cast on the Tiny Toes if you have a pattern in mind – just go for it. Besides, the surest way to get that sock club shipment to arrive would be to cast on something else, wouldn’t it?

  8. I agree with Liz – I’m doing my current sock project as 2 at a time. I’m sure it takes less time, or maybe it just feels like it!

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