I finished a pair of socks today, two and a half months after I started them. That has to be some kind of record for me, since it should not take that long to make socks. I started wondering about what else I'd knit for myself in the past year. The answer was "nothing." The last thing I'd made for myself was completed in February 2009, at least that's what I have recorded in Ravelry. Baby girls have a way of using up all your crafting time on adorable things for them.
The socks are wonderful, made with pretty green yarn (Ranco, maybe, was the name of it?) from the Secret Santa exchange at my knitting group. Pattern is Wasabi Peas from Interweave Knits. These were very fun to knit. I finished them on our drive to make small people nap. (We were desperate.) Later this evening the boys were watching Pokemon with my husband and Kate was taking another nap, so I decided to take advantage of some natural light coming on to the landing upstairs and get a photo of my finished socks. I had forgotten that there is an art to getting a good sock self portrait. Blog photos are my nemesis.
Method 1: The Timer, Result: Fail.
Isn't it obvious to everyone in the whole wide world that since I'm not actively helping one of the kids that all my attention must immediately go to the cats? They think so. Why would I want a picture of socks when I could have a picture of a cat?
Method 2: Aim For Feet, Result: Sort of Fail.
Wow, isn't my carpet lovely? I miss the beat up wood floors in our grad school rental. They made such a charming background for knitting.
Method 3: Feet Up, Result: Sort of Success
Miss Super Sensitive Hearing must have heard the camera beep and decided to be my helper. At least it gave me an okay shot of the socks while I was on the floor with her. She is not sure about this whole being awake thing, though. And she still has tiny specks of peas on her face since she fell asleep directly after dinner.
Hey, I made that shirt! Two birds with one stone! It's a shortened Sweet Little Dress made from some retro print I bought for a skirt in college and never found time to sew. At least I've always been ambitious about how much time I have to make things. With that, I will pledge to make a few more things for myself and also to find the time to photograph my projects in daylight. Maybe in September when the boys go back to school.