No, it’s not what you think.
I mean, I’m happy that this is a short week, what with Good Friday and all, but I’d still rather be anywhere than here at my desk, wondering how I’m going to proceed on that Thing That Must Be Done Today (because there’s always a thing), and also wondering why I was so masochistic as to put my knitting bag next to me, except that I really don’t want the office dogs to eat my socks.
So I took a brief break to go out and run an errand and buy a seriously fattening (but tasty) chicken sandwich from the cafe down the street (it is chicken salad made with cream sauce; good lord is it tasty and am I going to pay for it later), plus some Orangina (I loooove Orangina, but not as much as the Pellegrino orange fizzy drink), and a free cookie. I have yet to eat the cookie.
And I’m still trying to decide what yarn to use for the Rivendell socks. The pattern calls for 383 yards, and the Blue Moonstone is only 350 yards. Is 33 yards that important? I mean, if I don’t have them, will the socks not come out right? If anyone has knit them, please offer advice. I’d be most appreciative. However, I think I’m going to use the Marrakesh first, because I want to be sure to have enough yarn to start, especially since this pattern involves lots of things I’m not completely comfortable with. It would suck a lot if I started and then did all that work, just to find out that I’m 30 yards short.
I did some more on the garter rib socks. I love that they go very fast; it’s like time-lapse striping. I also corrected a purl stitch that didn’t need it, and the pattern hides it well enough that I can’t find my mistake. Which is just fine with me. These could very well be socks that I finish in under two weeks (if I’m diligent). But probably not, given my history of sock construction times. Goth Chick plain rib socks? Anyone? You know – the ones that I’ve been working on for a year and a half now? Yeah. I’m not particularly optimistic.