Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sleepless in yarntown

Is my love for knitting out of hand? I'm starting to wonder.

I had a rare bout of insomnia Friday night and was actually happy that I was wide awake at 2 am. I thought, hmm, this not sleeping thing would give me a lot more knitting time. I quietly sat knitting for 5 whole hours in the stillest, quietest house. It was really lovely.

Mind you, I might have not been quite as delighted if I had to go to work the next morning! And being up all night can feel oddly charming if it hardly ever happens (I feel the same way about power outages and being snowed in), but I'm sure it really sucks if it's a regular occurrence, as I'm sure my new-mom friends would tell me.

Anyway, I made some good progress on some Koigu socks, in a colourway that I decided to call "Maypole" because of the springy brightness and the way the colours twirl around the leg. I've finished the first one, this is the second.




You take beautiful pictures. This one looks like it should be on a postcard.



Lovely colors! And a beautiful picture indeed.
But... this sock wasn't in the UFO list you showed the other day. Did you start a new project after all? ;-)



A suppose an occasional bout of insomnia, at the right time, can be quite a gift! (I can't say I feel the same way about power outages though) And what a lovely sock! Makes you want to pull an all-nighter every once in a while fo sure.



What beautiful colors! I wish that I had thought to get up and knit when I had a bout of insomnia the other night. I tossed and turned, and then decided to work on my readings for prelims.