One down, one to go.
I do wish I had made the leg just a little longer, but they are okay, I guess. Maybe I can stretch the top just a little the first time I wash them. (I don't block socks before the first wearing. Just too impatient, I guess.)
Though I occasionally make a sweater or a tank, my main obsessions are spinning, socks, and lace. All are fairly economical for the enjoyment you can get out of them. Spinning can take forever, then you can knit what spin. Laceweight yarn is sold in huge yardage hanks, so you can try out a much nicer yarn than you might use for an entire sweater. And you can get hours and hours of
enjoyment from just one hank. And socks. Well, socks are small and one or two skeins of a really nice yarn will make you a really nice pair of socks. Maybe they'll cost you $20 for one pair of socks, not to mention the time actually put into making them. But you'll never find better or more unique socks anywhere.
Though I am spinning a good bit, right now I'm definitely in sock mode. I have chronically cold feet so I wear socks inside even in summer and I just don't have enough handmade ones. That brings me to my free day. Apparently, yesterday was my free day for April for Rebekah's yarn focus challenge
. I was hoping to carry the day over to May just in case I make it to both days of MD S&W, but it's not to be. I mean, how much self control am I expected to have when my husband (who KNOWS how much stash I already have) tells me that I should buy some yarn as a reward to myself for doing such a good job on the house this weekend. (I am a horrible housekeeper, so this was a really great compliment.) He told me to buy yarn. What can I say? I'm weak. (But still in the running.) I bought more sock yarn. (Remember I already have three balls of Trekking coming, so when I get that and what I just ordered I'll have enough for at least six pairs. We won't mention how many I could make from stash yarn.)