Heya. Sorry I haven't been terribly reliable as a blogger lately. I've been terribly busy at work and have been stressing myself out worrying about all sorts of silliness. But things are settling down, so I can relax.
I know many of you would like to see/hear progress on the Squid Sux Cuttlefish Socks, but I really haven't had the mental energy to work through the killer chart for that project. I've been furiously knitting simple things...wanting to just zen out with a project. Not really the best strategy for getting something worth wearing out of my knitting. At the moment I'm working on some simple socks.
One pair that I'm really excited to cast on for are the Random Sock Generator socks. At an Ariadne knit night a few weeks ago, Mr. Peabody realised something amazing. Ariadne sells the little Opal Sock Cakes for $1 (CDN) with proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research. Now if 10 of these mini cakes is the equivalent yardage of a ball of sock yarn, but isn't quite as expensive of a single skein (plus you're doing your part to save bobbles).
Much of the rest of the evening was spent coming up with our perfect socks choosing from the yarn cupcakes that Ariadne had in stock.
These were my picks for some fabulously crazy socks:
These are going to be no thinking socks. I'm going to knit these toe-up, magic loop style. I know, I know, I know but if you know me at all, you know that I resist change/new things/hype until I've tried it out and made up my own mind. Toe-up magic loop isn't the cat's pyjamas in my book, but I'm not going to write it off completely.
My minimal planning for these socks is to divide each cake in two so that each sock will have equal amounts of each yarn cupcake. There are two cupcakes of one kind of yarn, so no splitting required.
The Randomness is what order the yarns are going to be in. Once they've been cast on, I'm going to split the little balls into two little bags and choose which yarn is next by picking them out of the bags. It's going to be awesome! I just have to finish off a few other things first...
Oh and I'm going to be bothering Mr. Peabody at Effiloché this afternoon for that whole Knit in Public thing that's going on.