I have been in a bit of a knitting slow-down lately. I keep trying to work on a pair of socks but the lace patterns I’m picking don’t quite seem to be working out and I suspect I may have to eventually do something drastic and actually do a sock yarn swatch. This fills me with dread only because, while I might be good about swatching for everything else, socks are something for which I usually just dive in head first and accept that a little (or a lot) of ripping out will sometimes occur. I always figure that if I am going to be forced to swatch in the round, I may as well attempt to get an actual sock out of the ordeal.
The yellow sampler afghan for my mom continues, albeit slowly. The current plan is that when I hit 20 squares, I am going to stop and lay them all out on the floor of the library (I suspect this will have to be done with the doors closed because otherwise I am going to be getting a lot of ‘help’) and see how it looks. I intend to do some kind of border around the whole thing once the squares are seamed together, just to unify it, and I suspect that 20 squares might just be large enough. I also suspect this may be a lot of wishful thinking because this is a lot of yellow yarn, but we will see. To distract myself, I pulled out a bin of some old varigated blue acrylic I bought a few years back, and have been turning it into panels of mitered squares, because really, what better way to distract oneself from making an afghan than by making a second one.
Anyway. One of the main reasons why I’ve been a bit distracted from knitting lately is that I’ve been spending my time doing other, non-yarn related things – namely, a lot of singing. Why? Well, If any of you in the Sacramento area are in the mood for a little art and music, you can find out. Vox Musica (the women’s ensemble I sing in) will be performing at 8pm this Saturday (March 10th) at Deep Art and Yoga as part of the Second Saturday Art Walk, as a little preview of our full concert later in the month.