I've always found the term new beginnings to be just a bit redundant. Aren't all beginnings new? Isn't the very definition of beginning to start something new, or when something new started? Uh, moving right along...
So, you know I was planning on doing Wendy Johnson's Cable and Lace socks next. I tried to cast on earlier this week, but couldn't wrap my brain around a cast-on that I've done a gajillion times. Well, today, I was determined to get them cast on...
So, what did I do instead? I cast on another hat. Yeah.
This is a variation of the Roundabout Sock pattern, knit in Scarlet Fleece painted marino, color Favorite Jeans.
OK, now before I head off to check myself into hat knitter's rehab, let me just show you that I did indeed get the socks cast on.
It still took me three tries to get the stupid cast on, but I persevered. I may rip it out and do it again even now. Her pattern has me casting on a total of 34 stitches--17 on each side, instep and sole. (She writes her patterns for 2 circs, a method I despise and will never use again. I'm adapting it to DPNs.) When I knit socks cuff down, I usually decrease to 24 stitches, or 12 per needle. This may make the toe just a bit too blunt for my foot, but we shall see.
Oh, the yarn is Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Indian Summer.