I don't think I've picked up a ball of yarn except to move it for the last few days. What?! Really.
I'm having some serious yarn withdrawals and it ain't from lack of yarn!! I have a ton!!
Can you say distracted? Um yeah.. You try paying attention to anything when your hubs has been gone for several months and then sends you an email that says he's not in "Kansas" anymore. Seriously. My lack of focus is totally his fault!
I did manage to clean, clean, clean!! My way of handling stress I guess! I cleaned out everything! Washed everything I could think of and then went and looked at my yarn! Time to start a new project! Time to organize! LOL. That's what usually happens with any kind of stress around here! Things get cleaned and organized!
The time I spent with my yarn was very productive..... mostly for my new alley buddy! I went through my yarn, sorted it out by type (yeah.. can you say OCD?) and then sorted out some stuff I'm never going to use. I did sell some (not much) and gave away some more (GASP!) but... still not much knitting happening here!
In the process of cleaning out....
I found some socks that I made for Big a couple of years ago (3?) and I actually felt a twinge of inspiration! Aha~! That's what I need to do! Make him some new socks! *I didn't throw the holey ones out though and now I'm really glad I didn't!!
I did try and make new socks for Big, but... I used a pattern I found that said easy... I got almost done with the first sock and then thought. What?! Make another one? I don't even like this one!! The gauge is all off (yep. One more reason to knit a gauge swatch grr) and it might have fit a much (MUCH) larger person. I then tried the 2 at a time from the toe up process. Really? Wow. Too confusing.
There are a bunch of books out there for making socks, but I really think the two at a time idea might work for me! I mean seriously, have you met me? The attention span of a gnat! Why in the heck would I knit socks when they are so cheap to buy in the first place and if I did decide to make some... pretty sure my attention span wouldn't allow me to make the second sock!
I've been just muddling around about socks for a few weeks now. BUT now that BIG IS HOME!! Now that Big is home I really need to put in more of an effort!
Guess what he did first thing this morning (not THAT geez!!) HE PUT ON HIS OLD RAGGEDY SOCKS!! Seriously. I can't believe he remembered where he put them for one thing, but to go for those old yucky things first thing on his first morning home?! I guess I should feel all warm and fuzzy that my hubby obviously loves the socks I made for him!! I do!! It's just really funny!
While he was be-bopping around making coffee he starts complaining that his toes and his heels are cold so I look down at his feet and Ha Ha! He has on the socks I made for him that are now so worn thin that they are barely even socks!
So maybe that's my lightening bolt of inspiration! Sighing socks! Hmm... I wonder if I can figure out how to make him stop off at the yarn store today... obviously I will need him to pick out the sock yarn for his socks! Right?! Obviously.