Monday, July 19, 2010

Things Worth Waiting For

Today is the due date for my first grandchild. Both my kids were late, so it's no surprise my grandchild has decided to hold us in suspense. That's O.K. Some things can't be rushed.

Speaking of rushing, this weekend I cast on for my SAM KAL socks. Not that I waited until the last minute but the pattern I chose--Laurel Socks (Ravely link) from Toe-Up Socks for Every Body--calls for size zero needles, and the lace repeat is 24 rows. It's the kind of pattern that requires attention, which means when I work on it, the phone is going to ring, or somebody will knock on the door, or one of the pets will barf. I'm not using the word "conspiracy" but you get the idea. The pattern is beautiful and I even had the yarn called for, Dream in Color Smooshy. It's not all that easy to find where I live, and this skein has been fermenting in my stash for about a year, but I know I'll get more of it. "Smooshy" aptly describes the way it feels and the color is nicely saturated, but it's darker in real life compared to the colors on my monitor when I look at their website.

This is probably going to be one of those projects that will get finished a row or two at a time. That's O.K. Some things can't be rushed.


  1. The Laurel socks are going to be gorgeous. I have always wanted to try that yarn - I mean who can resist a yarn called "Smooshy"!?!

    Congrats on your almost here first grandchild!

  2. Wow, Smooshy on zeros! I usually use twos with that yarn. But they look good, and who can argue with results?

    Congrats on the impending grandchild, too.

  3. Isn't knitting all about delayed gratification anyway? And oh, a grandbaby . . . how exciting! Good luck staying patient.

  4. Oooooo, happy almost grandbaby day! lolol

  5. Nice! I love this pattern! And, look at you - two socks at a time! You go girl!!


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