Last night I was lying in bed, unable to sleep. Leon was asleep, the cats where asleep and I was lying there wide awake. To soothe and entertain myself I was thinking about knitting. At knit night last night I got up to the picot cast off on Taygete. I’m also (almost) half way through a pair of Sneaker Liner project footlets, that I need to finish before I can publish the pattern, because we struggled to get good photos of the Noro ones, and these should photograph better. After that I was undecided about what to knit and Sonia and I spent quite a bit of time last night discussing whether it was time to start our Tempest KAL. And then I realised I have a gift giving occasion in eleven days.
The gifts we give at Chanukah are relatively modest, but I cannot abide the thought of buying things for my parents, when I have a pair of socks queued for my Dad and a pair of Slipper Soles that I bought for my mother at Sock Summit 2009.
I’m a little bit undecided about what to do – the cast off for the shawl may take quite a while, given that it is picot and goes around the whole shawl. The sensible thing to do would be to put aside the shawl, with only the cast off to go, leave the single footlet lonely for the moment and start my father’s socks tonight. I’m trying to convince myself to do that, rather than complete the cast off and then try to knit a pair of socks and a pair of slippers in eight days: I’m fairly sure I can do it, but not convinced I will be able to use my hands afterwards.