Yesterday I was struck by Single Sock Syndrome for the first time. Eeeek! The first Embossed Leaves sock (in green below) came off the needles. With two sets of sock needles, one occupied by the Fishtail socks (which, I am beginning to think, will be frogged), and a hearty overdose of knitting that requires mental power--I gave in to my instincts and started a new sock, in plain stockinette, with the delicious Neapolitan ice cream yarn. And look at how far I got in only an afternoon and evening!
I can't get away from it, I am just a plain stockinette kind of girl. I knit while I watch TV, so I like to be able to keep my eyes on the screen. I have now promised myself to always have something in plain stockinette going. And that YARN! Can you see how scrumptiously edible that yarn is??? I always want to eat the fabric that wool sock yarn knits into, but *this* is beyond anything. I actually licked it, just out of curiousity. Sadly, it is not flavored...
Which brings us to the question of my Sockapaloooza socks, still unstarted. The yarn is variegated. It is Lorna's Laces, which is known for pooling. Does it mean--as so many bloggers I know would agree--that I should do a very plain pattern? Nyeehhhh, not sure. Actually, I was very happy with the way my own Elfine socks turned out, and with the pictures of Amelia's in the pattern. It sort of cries out to be knit in variegated, you know? One thing is for sure, the contours of Embossed Leaves would be wasted on that yarn. So for now, provisionally, I have decided to do Elfine... unless someone has a lace pattern that looks more like grapevines, and that would therefore be more appropriate for the colorway.
In other news, it is my day to try out Bare Escentuals makeup for the first time. Gee golly I hope it really is as good as people say!