We all know I’m talking about Second Sock Syndrome here, but a quick Google search reveals that SSS also stands for Selective Service System, Social Security System, System Safety Society, Sunshine State Standards, Spread Spectrum Scene (dare you to say that one three times fast), and Symposium on Self-Stabilizing Systems. Take your pick, but I’m knitting socks. I’ve been knitting them since about this time last year. Monday is Hubby’s birthday, and I’m determined to have them finished, wrapped, and ready for gifting. If not, I’ll check out the Spread Spectrum Scene and he’ll get them for Christmas.
The Knit Baby Surprise group is diverting from its usual EZ knitting and is knitting a fan and feather shawl. I’ve wanted to knit a winterish shawl. I have a couple of summerish ones, but they aren’t warmish enough. So here I go. The pattern is from one of the members; the yarn is an unlabeled mohair blend from my stash that seems to keep growing despite my not buying much lately. I’m wondering if it needs a chaperone.
All parts are knit for my fall sweater. (Yes, I know the picture looks like a red blob, but it's actually rust colored and there are individual parts layed together to give the illusion of being a finished sweater. If you click on it, you'll get a slightly larger picture that looks a little more sweaterish.) This won’t be too bad finishing- just sewing up, no button bands or anything. Just sewing up. Yep, I just have to sew it up. Sew it up. Maybe this would be a good time to start something new….
And more stuff. Hats. I’m way behind on hat knitting. These are for Ship Support. Think I’ll concentrate on hats for them this month, then get back to knitting for the homeless shelter. The orange hat is actually red. A very red red. The black hat is a black hat. Scarves. Brown and black. Caron Simply Soft, 2 strands, #13 needles. The Yarn Harlot’s pattern.