...there's a way.
The Big Guy left for hunting camp for 10 days...
...with my son and my camera.
I had no idea I would miss my camera so much.
However, I am nothing if not industrious. I've been knitting and cleaning and cleaning and knitting.
Now how am I going to show you the wonderful things I've created with no camera???
And then: Divine Intervention in the form of Ravelry.
A genius posted in the forums last night, passing on some very, very useful information.
Photobooth. Well, Duh! Why didn't I think of that?
I've worked my tail off on the mystery sock, and last night (or early this morning depending how you look at it), I finished the 8th repeat of clue#2.
The reason for having to work my tail off? I ordered yarn specifically for this project. In my brilliant-ness, I waited until 3 days after clue#1 was released to order, and though it came in the mail lickety-split, I was waaay behind. In the meantime, I knit that cuff in about 6 different yarns. I wish I'd taken pictures of them all! You've never seen such ugly knitting!!
I have a lot (oh, 'scuse me, that really should say 'A LOT') of sock yarn.
I know there are many of you out there who have way, way more than I, but I'm usually pretty good about buying only what I'll use up. And I'm a slow knitter, so it isn't going to move really fast in this house.
And of the 15 or 16 skeins of sock yarn...not a one of them isn't variegated. Apparently, I am all about the wild and crazy self striping yarns.
So I had to (HAD TO) order some semi-solid.
And I've been itching to order from Beth, the lovely lady of The Jewell's Handmade.
(I want one of her son's swifts, too!)
This is celery (and that brown-ness you see should be just a lighter green; best I could do with Photobooth).
very hard to hold still in front of a laptop.
I'm done at the 8th repeat, because if I go to 12 like Kirsten wants, I will have knee socks. Well, maybe not quite...but they will be way too high up the leg. I did these on my trusty size 1 Addi lace tips, and they are HUGE. This is my first 'patterned' leg, but I'm a fairly tight knitter and did not expect such a loose fabric. Anyone else doing these? (Seriously, there's got to be one of the 1126 people in this group who visits here!!)
This pattern is addictive! I had to force myself to stop at 8 repeats, I probably could have/should have stopped at 6.
But I put them down, and as Saturday Night Live was still on and I was still wide awake, I cast on some Christmas knitting. Which I can't show you. Yet. But it's awesome.
'course you do, I only just showed it to you!
It winds up to look like this...
(I was a little worried. You know how you sometimes love, love, love how it looks in a hank, and then you wind it, and you're all...hmmmm, and then you swatch it, and.....um.....it's just not the same? I was worried.)
BUT I LOVE IT EVEN MORE!!!
Pardon the sun-glare, but it was important to get the color accurate.
I will be playing with this until the wee hours......