This summer I quit my job- I finally had reached my breaking point, found a new job, and told current employer to stuff it. And boy did it feel good! My new job as a teaching assistant and lecturer didn’t start up until September, so I had a lot of time on my hands, which equaled out to a lot of knitting time. Luckily I also have a wonderful supportive boyfriend who doesn’t mind my unemployment status, as long as he gets to come home to a nice dinner. He also got some knitted goods out of it, so it’s a win-win situation for both of us. Here’s a small sample of all the FO.
I completed other projects than socks by the way. I will say after all this knitting; I have become a huge fan of Zauberball. The colors are really lovely and they lend themselves quite nicely to almost any project. My one complaint is that it’s a little wispy, which I suspect will lead to some pilling. So far the socks are reported to be warm and soft, but a little slick on the tile floors. I think that I have covered all of my Christmas knitting, and started a few more pairs of socks.
These yellow ones are my hand-dyed, and I don’t think I’ve seen an uglier sock. The pattern is my own creation, but the colors just come together in a horrible way that kind of makes it unbearable to look at. It’s almost impossible to keep going on this pair, but I can just make one sock….
The other pair are my own pattern, using a stitch pattern from CanaryKnits. I like the look of it, but the YOs make the socks feel a little loose on the leg. Joining the ranks of the employed again means it will take a bit to get these done, but I think that they will be loved, or at least worn by a grateful friend.