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18 hours

10 Mar

My Cosmopolitan socks.

It might not sound as impressive as 127 hours, but I still have both my arms AND a new pair of socks.

Turns out each sock – for my tiny woman feet – took 9 hours. The grand total is 18 hours for a pair of socks. Since I value my skilled labor at about $10 per hour and the skein of yarn cost me $11.50 (including shipping), I am now strutting around in $191.50 socks.

Feels damn good.

In other news…

Look at all my stuff!

A visit from my parents resulted in the addition of two new books and a set of needles to our family. The books, knit. sock. love. by the awesome and talented Cookie A. and Knitting 24/7 by VĂ©ronik Avery, both have gorgeous patterns. I’ve been pining after knit. sock. love. for months. I seriously want to knit every single pattern from this book, and since there are 19 of them, I expect to have lots to do in the next year. Knitting 24/7 was a bit of an impulse buy. I hadn’t heard of it before picking it up at the store, but the balance between modern and vintage in the all the patterns holds real appeal. There are more than just socks in the book, and I very much look forward to exploring it more.

The needles are my very first set of Addi Turbos. They are 32″ size US 1.5 (2.5 mm) circulars. I love them. I love them and I am in awe of them. Le sigh.

The yarn showcased with my new books and needles are some balls I’ve stashed with special projects in mind, though the colors are a bit hard to discern.

Next up on the queue are socks for my hubby, followed by a pair of my own design!