It’s been a crazy couple of weeks (as you might imagine). As I’m writing this, the baby is just about 4 weeks old, and has not quite figured out the whole I-should-sleep-at-night thing. He’s pretty great though. I certainly won’t be complaining (except about the being awake at night thing).
The biggest surprise to me, about the last few weeks has been that I’ve actually had time to get some knitting done! (Mostly when the grandparents have been visiting, if I’m being honest.) I even managed to finish a pair of socks!
I started these bad boys a couple days before the baby was born, with the intention that I’d want something simple and small to work on when I was hanging out at the hospital (what was I thinking?). Of course, one of the first things they did was put an IV line into the back of my hand, so knitting was completely out of the question the whole time I was there. (Not to mention, I was having a baby. What was I thinking?)
But, despite that, over the last almost-month, I managed to cruise through these socks while the kid was napping, being held, or otherwise engaged.
I love a good, sturdy sock, and these just fit the bill. They’re knit up in Hazel Knits Artisan Sock in Electric Slide (one of my favorite brands and colorways), so I know they’ll hold up well. I used my basic sock recipe, and decorated them with a simple knit-and-purl basketweave pattern- juuust complicated enough to keep me interested, but not so complicated that I’d have to anything as difficult as counting past 3.I did not, however, bother blocking them. Because that seems like a lot of effort right now. Perhaps I’ll block them later, but honestly, I think I’m just going to start wearing them.
Have you been up to anything lately?