Sunday, September 12, 2010

It is a mystery...

It's a first for me.  I have never before done a mystery knit.  Granted, I've made a number of mystery quilts and loved them.  But never a knitted mystery.  This is the start of my mysterious spruce colored socks.  I am enchanted!

A new clue appears every Wednesday, and I race to knit my way through the chart so I can see how it looks.  And then I do the second sock, so I'm ready for the next clue.

Which yields a second mystery.  I've knitted for a total of 2 days now, and have 2 half done socks.  Heels turned, and awaiting instructions that will surely include the gusset.  Never before in the history of  me as a knitter have I done socks  this rapidly.

Should I start doling out knitting instructions to myself one incriment at a time in order to inspire myself to quicker knittery? 

I'm also working on a pair of socks in the Embossed Leaf pattern.  I began them a year ago.  The yarn is incredibly lovely - clear blues and greens reminiscent of a Monet.  (Or  Manet. Whatever.)  The pattern is a pleasure to knit.  But here we are, 51 weeks into the project and I turned the heel of the second sock last week.   I'm nearly that far along on the mysterious pair after 2 days.  Why?  Is it because I've seen the pictures of the completed Embossed Leaf socks?  I know what's there.  A really lovely pair of socks.  Sooo....why am I not zipping through these just a wee bit faster than 51 weeks?  It is...yes, Virginia...a mystery.

I can't talk about this any more now.  I have to go knit a little more on my mystery sock.  The heel flap of Sock #2 awaits.  I could have a complete pair in two more Wednesdays of knitting. 


Pretty Knitty said...

I am frightened by mystery knitting, perhaps even terrified...and I am therefore in awe of your tenacity with these socks! Can't wait to see them finished, all cozy of Cozy's feetsies!

Dyeforsocks1965 said...

ooohhh, I am on my second mystery knit of fingerless gloves and just completed clue # 2. They are soo exciting!!! You'll get hooked in no time.
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