Monday 26 April 2010


So it's 5am. I've been up since 3.45. I can't sleep. Again.

Sheesh, I'm getting a bit sick of this insomnia. I know why I can't sleep, Dad has a CT scan this morning to see if there's "anything nasty anywhere else" as the doctor put it so tactfully. So I'm off today to bring him down. I always have problems sleeping when I'm worried about someone.

Anyway, what with the being up in the middle of the night & not being able to do anything for fear of waking up hubby & daughter, I figured I'd do a blog post. Yeah. Where's the camera? Upstairs. I can't go get it as I'd wake them for sure, so I'm typing it up now, & I'll post it when they get up. [Edit: they're up so I've got the camera now]

I've finished the first and am almost finished hubbys second Plain Ol Sock. Going swimmingly.

He's looking forward to getting them!
Although it's official, my sock blockers suck. They're too small. All socks look pants on them. I don't know why I bother with them to be honest.

I've abandoned all other projects for the moment, as my Dad asked me for a pair of socks on Saturday. Now who can refuse a request from their Dad? Not me. He wants a pair of grey socks. No problemo, I have this in the stash!

Bargain end of line yarn that I've had for almost 2 years, according to the upload date on Flickr. *cough* I really should sort out my stash.

As for a pattern, I want these to be really nice socks. Something to cheer him up. If I could get them done by May 5 when he goes into hospital all the better.
I was thinking maybe the Gentlemans Fancy Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks
or the Sailors Ribbing from More Sensational Knitted Socks
or the Waffle Rib II from Sensational Knitted Socks
Or maybe you guys can think of a nicer pattern? Nothing too fancy, but something that will look nice & smart.

Until I decide, I'm ploughing ahead with John's socks so I can free up my favourite 2.5mm needles for Dad's socks.

Good knitting!


Alrischa said...

For one amazed second I thought you were saying "No problem" to knitting him up some socks BY Saturday!

I vote Sailor's Rib (not that it matters... lol!) mainly because it's a blokey sort of name. They're all good!

Hope the CT goes well and they don't make you wait too long for news. And sweet dreams for tonight!

Averil said...

I hope all goes well today. I'll be thinking of you both.

As for the socks -what yarn are you using for John's socks? Looks manly, yet interesting enough. I'm currently knitting (scrap that, as while they're on the needles I haven't been knitting them in a while) the Gentleman's Fancy Sock. I really like it, and it flies along. The leg is quite long, so I took out 2repeats, but it's still over 7" long. I'd vote for them, or the Sailor's rib.

sheknitupthat said...

My faves are the sailor rib socks, definitely! Well done on using stash too :D

Threads Everywhere said...

I'll be praying for your father. It is good that you can keep your hands busy while worrying about him. I find praying while I am knitting puts more love in every stitch!

WorstedKnitt said...

well done on your sock progress! I seem so stuck with mine :/

Tara said...

No sense weighing in on the sock pattern debate as I'm so behind, but Gosh I hope you didn't go with the Gentleman's socks! I knit them, and found them to be a great giant pain in the bee-hind!