The time is coming, friends, when I must start my socks for SockapalOOOza.
I’m nervous. I’ve only made one pair of socks, and they were more like SockaforLosers. (Ask #2 Son, who bravely wore them for a while.)
Since these socks are for a stranger (this is a super-secret sock exchange, after all), I really want them to be nice. I’ve ordered two books about knitting socks. I’ve purchased the yarn, which I hope will please the recipient. I bought it at a posh LYS (that’s Local Yarn Store to you uninformed types), and I had The Princess along as a consultant.
I’ve been procrastinating, trying to finish all my other incomplete projects first. I’ve also finished one Prayer Shawl and started another, but I’ve always got one going to carry to church meetings, so perhaps that doesn’t count against me.
I’m just about there, however, since the last 90 or so rows of my clapotis are all that stands between me and THE SOCKS.
Tonight I was reading Femiknit Mafia, and I found another reason to fret. What is this Magic Loop of which she speaks? Is this something I need? Will I be able to find it? Is it an item or a technique? ACK!!!
Help me Obiwan Ke-nitters!! You’re my only hope!!!