It is far better to be silent than merely to increase the quantity of bad
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Everything about knitting this sock is so fast that even the pictures become blurry.
One sock down..
and the other in progress.
See - despite the blurriness - how the little sheep stitch marker matches the yarn?
It's the April sheep from Katie's Project Spectrum's stitch marker club and eventhough it's too late to join now a few of them are available in her etsy shop.)
Obviously, there is something really special going on there between me, my needles, the wonderful Socks That Rock yarn and the fun embossed leaves pattern from Mona Schmidt. I ask you: a sock in three days in the high tide of reading for exams?
I don't really know yet what kind of relationship we are going to develop, the STR and I. Sure, it's just natural to have a crush on this yarn, but will it become more than a fling? I'm all about to engage with this tempting, luscious beauty but I hear a low voice inside my head uttering concern.
Right you are, the yarn is divine and softer than anything you ever knit with. And yes, I agree, those colours are gorgeous and every single florid stitch makes you smile, which is kind of a priceless thing. But talking about price, oho.. listen... sure, quality has its price. Let's not argue on that one. But explain to me, why - WHY! - you are willing to spend more than twice as much on yarn you are knitting up in double speed ! ? ! ? All over sudden, sock yarn that has always been good enough for you before seems merely pale in comparison. Ha! Consider: You will, budget in mind, end up being left with only a quarter of the sock knitting time you are used to! Try to live with that!Still dazed by the complex beauty of my precious new sock yarn, I can't find the nerve to argue with this little killjoy voice.