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.
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.
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!