I've caught a bug and his name is sock.... what? I don't know either, all I know is that instead of casting on or planning a sweater I wanted to knit I grabbed some yarn from the stash and started some socks. No, not socks for the sockpal I have yet to mention, but rather for my selfish little self.

I've been wanting to use this yarn, Tess Designer yarn, and this pattern, Child's French Socks, for a while now though I didn't think the two would merge. Lucky for me, in my snow induced haze I got perfect gauge with the required needles. Not so great for my sock pal.

Why have I ignored my poor little sockpal? I should be looking for yarn, reading patterns, swatching even! I've been in denial, that's why. Ever since that little email proclaiming who I was assigned to arrived in my mailbox I've been in a size-induced shock. People, I have to knit for an 11 inch foot. Eleven!! I'll wait till that sinks in......ready for more? Cables....CABLES. This person requested cables. I don't like letting people down, so cables or some form thereof they will get. I'll start swatching as soon as I finish this sock, of course the mail man had other ideas by bringing me a long awaited package. I promise nothing sockpal (not this week at least).


Anonymous Ms. Notasockknitter said...

yeah, i've been totally neglecting my sockopalooza (oh, however you spell it :P) too. i think the deadline is too far away. I know I'm going to wait and wait and then realize that OH CRAP! My pal's socks have to sent in like three hours!!! (looks around for that fifth US 1 dpn) Eekk!!!!

Anyhoo, that is come nice progress you made on that french kiddie sock. i LOVE nancy bush. and that hip knits silk is gorgeous. i'm jealous. i can't ever seem to be able to nab any for myself. boo.

13/2/06 11:00 PM  
Blogger Julsey said...

Yay! Now you can knit angelica with me...after you twisted MY arm to join...Well, you had some extenuating circumstances. Now get knitting, fool!

13/2/06 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

Fabulous socks and fabulous color!

13/2/06 11:21 PM  
Blogger caitlyn said...

They look wonderful so far! Love the color. =)

13/2/06 11:58 PM  
Anonymous grumperina said...

Sigh... you poor thing. That's like 7 skeins of yarn. Denial is in order for now :).

14/2/06 12:23 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

You deserve the Tess! We will sock twins (well, at least in colorway!) yours is such an intricate pattern, mine looks rather paltry next to theselovely cables!

14/2/06 7:56 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Wow! That Tess yarn is gorgeous! You've got plenty of time to work on your sock pals socks.

14/2/06 10:09 AM  
Blogger illanna said...

My sock pal has 10 inch feet, and I already finished one sock. Don't be scared- if I can do it you can do it. Although, cables and long feet = a lot of yarn!

14/2/06 11:01 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

I love love love the color of your HK silk! I am so glad that you got it!! Now put down that lovely sock & start on Angelica!! Your sock pal will understand!

14/2/06 11:07 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Very cute sock!

14/2/06 11:14 AM  
Blogger christine said...

Sorry, but I've got to tell you that "that sock bug" is a permanent condition. No getting over it........sorry. Better buy more sock yarn, you're gonna need it.........(grin)

14/2/06 11:16 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

For your sockpal, when you described what she wanted.. this immediately came to mind:
The Traveler Socks, seen at craftster, here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=75804.0

and the pattern here: http://d-made.com/knitting/patterns/traveler_sock.pdf

It's a toe up, with cables, and a short cuff, so that would help make up for the foot size being a little larger. Now, you have no reason to be in denial any longer... except of course that pile of fabulous yarn you just received.

14/2/06 11:19 AM  
Blogger tammy said...

eleven inches of cable?!! yikes! that must be at least two bottles of syrah!

14/2/06 11:48 AM  
Blogger yaiAnn said...

You couldn't have picked a better color for your angelica sweater. It's going to look faaaaab on you! =)

14/2/06 12:08 PM  
Anonymous Purly Whites said...

I'm sorry I forced you to sign up for this sockapalooza. if you end up getting something not so great after knitting cabled socks for the big ass feet, I'll knit you a pair of awesome socks.

14/2/06 7:12 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Hey! I have a 10.5" foot. You get used to it. :)

14/2/06 8:41 PM  
Anonymous lori z said...

I've got a 10.5 inch foot and I'm a lady! I felt bad for my last sock-pal...and since didn't sign up again.
i'm sure you'll pal will love the socks!

15/2/06 3:44 PM  

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