So yesterday morning I took my van in to get the windshield replaced - hit by a rock on Saturday resulted in a constantly-growing spiderweb of cracks, so it had to be fixed -
I showed up at 8AM, Starbucks latte in hand, and said I'd wait the hour or two it would take. I pulled my knitting (sans instructions, because I know what I'm doing)and iPod from my knitting pouch, curled up in a chair, and a while later realized a crowd of men (well, three) were watching me from behind the counter. I stared back at them until one of them commented on how well organized I was, and how impressed they were with me. Okay... I guess... of course, these same guys put duct tape around the edges of the windshield when they were done, to "hold it in place", so I take whatever they said very lightly indeed...
I got home, pulled out the socks I had started, and thought to myself, you know, these look not too much like sock toes:
These look like... hmmm... nipple covers, maybe? Or pasties? I realized that I had done my toe-up instructions in reverse, so rather than ending up with my usually nicely rounded toes, I got these. Lesson learned - my instructions are now photocopied and in my bag.
Then I read through IK's Favourite Socks again - I love this book, have got at least four pairs that I must make - and found one that I had to start right away. Why? No idea, but it was as strong a sensation as a pregnancy craving (ask me sometime about tuna subs) - so I found the requisite yarn, purchased on my last visit to Kelly in Wisconsin, and cast on.
The Cascade Fixation is certainly different to knit with, and actually hurts my fingers a little - I find it rough. But what I really like about it is that the balls are individually wrapped. Like candies or something. I unwrapped the first, thinking that perhaps it would explode like a peeled golfball, but so far, so good.
Of course, I still have two more pairs of socks to knit for the twins, and I am working on them at the same time, but this compulsion to start something else is really weird. I would take some time to think about it, but well, I'm starting to think spring, and cotton and linen tops - must go shelve a couple of wintery projects and see what else I can start...