I am especially happy with the purchase of Socks, Socks, Socks, which I have wanted to have for a long long time, and Knitting Vintage Socks. I had 2 Beverly's 40%-off store coupons and I thought the best way to use them was to get the books I wanted. Unable to find anything interesting, I was about to use the coupons for 2 balls of the new Lion Wool when I found these two hidden behind copies of quilting books on the shelves. Yay! Now I think I have enough sock patterns to knit into my second lifetime ... hahaha ... But what I am most interested in is this:
Don't you think it is extremely cute? I think it is an antique collectible item ... but I'd really love to have one.
So sock muse has come and I have the desire to start ... but one thing I learned recently is "focus". Without it, I don't think I can finish anything. Right now, my priority is with Old Tile. So, I tell myself ... I can start casting on for a pair of socks after I finish the back of the sweater. How far away is that?
What you see here is at Row 73 ... about 12 rows from armhole shaping. I always think after armhole shaping, things would go faster, even though that is only 12 stitches less. Hopefully, next time I post, I can show you the finished back.