Wow, WIP Wednesday is turning 40. Seems like just yesterday it was barely old enough to drive...
It's been a busy week around these parts and sadly, I haven't managed to knit much of anything. Boo! But somehow, spending Saturday poking around little mountain towns with Mr. Right in gorgeous spring weather seemed more enticing than curling up with my Super Secret Socks. It's amazing how one's priorities shift when the sun comes out and things start greening up!
I did manage a bit of sock progress. If you'll recall, last week I was all in a tizzy about having enough yarn to make the socks longer by one pattern repeat and still having enough yarn to finish. (Thanks, by the way, to everyone for their awesome advice and encouragement -- y'all rock.) As it turns out, I finished repeat #3 (the prescribed number for the leg), and stealthily swiped one of Mr. Right's dress socks to measure against. Secret Sock was just a hair longer than his current dress sock with only 3 repeats! This is awesome news, as now I'll almost definitely have enough yarn to finish both socks. Yay!
Once I got that figured out, I spent the next 3 or so days working through lunch (boo!), and then not having 5 minutes of down time in the evening to figure out how to fiddle my stitches around so that I could start the heel flap. I actually did manage those 5 minutes at lunch today, and then 10 more to knit the first 12 rows of the heel flap. Here's what it looks like now:
In other news, I've just purchased my first skein of super yummy sock yarn from our friends at Candy Skein, and am really-not-so-patiently awaiting its arrival. The colorway is Grape Taffy. Isn't it fab?
I'm firmly resolving to get more knitting done in the next week. I'm also firmly resolving to go check out everyone else's WIPW posts, but not until tomorrow, because at the moment it's Tuesday night and my hockey team is about to go kick some serious Red Wing butt. I hope.