The State of Things

It’s busy times around here at Knitting to Stay Sane, both in the “real” non-knitting world and in knitting goings-on. Things I Am Up To include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Enjoying daydreaming about being back at the nice weekend I spent in the company of knitters, wherein I crammed in all the relaxation and knitting time I didn’t manage to get in over my actual break week.

2. Kicking myself for forgetting to bring my camera with me for said weekend. (It’s the classic problem that comes of switching over to a different handbag).

3. Contemplating approximately eleventy million design ideas at various stages of execution. (ranging from the “post-it note above desk” phase, to the “bookmarks in stitch dictionaries and yarn strewn about the house” phase, and even to the “prototype is half-done” phase. It’s good times.)

4. Wondering exactly what this Socks That Rock (“never on sunday” colourway) is playing at when it gives me spirally swooshes on one sock, and almost entirely vertical lines on the second sock:


5. Playing the mental game of “how many papers do I have left to grade” vs. “feasibility/suitability of trying to get them all done in the next 48 hours.” (You can only play this at advanced levels.)

6. Realizing that daylight hours are growing longer every day, and that getting up in the morning actually no longer happens in the pitch darkness anymore. Thank goodness.

7. Daydreaming about knitting. Right now.


  1. kateohkatie · ·

    Those socks are both drop-dead gorgeous! So cool 🙂

  2. tinebeest · ·

    neat socks! And I am looking forward to all the designs making an appearance.

    I’m so lucky we don’t get many students, I can only dread the piles of marking that would ensue… Oh hang on, that’s what mr beest has got to deal with. I guess there are advantages in choosing an obscure line of academic life 🙂

  3. Love the socks! Is that a 3 x 1 rib or a pattern? They make me want to break out my STR (Loch Ness) and cast on!

  4. Marjorie · ·

    No pictures from said weekend means it didn’t happen – you MUST go and redo it and take pics this time!!

  5. Oooo those socks are beautiful !!! Very nice !

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