Sunday, September 11, 2011

Unscheduled socks

These socks are one of those random, unexpected knitting projects. I had no intention of knitting socks other than those already on my schedule for the 2011 Personal Sock Club, but from one day to the next I found myself knitting these unscheduled striped socks.

Long striped socks

I guess they're not really so surprising. For years I've admired other knitters' striped socks or mittens knitted from Noro yarns, and have frequently indulged in stripey projects myself. I certainly started this project at just the right time. Over the last few days I've had conjunctivitis - a highly contagious eye infection usually associated with children. I'm peering out at the world through swollen, gummy eyelids. I suspect it's one of those childhood infections that's worse if contracted as an adult. So this knitting project, which is essentially plain socks with stripes, has been perfect for a time when I'm confined to the house with limited vision, waiting for the antibiotics to work.

9 comments:

Lynne said...

Ooo yuck! Easily caught in windy weather! I don't know how many times I had it as a primary school teacher!

The socks are lovely - I've never knitting with Noro but am considering an entrelac scarf!

travellersyarn said...

Are you worrying about the jog on the stripes? Conjunctivitis is such a pain - I hate the itchy itchy eyes that hurt as soon as you touch them.

Rose Red said...

Gick. Sounds annoying and painful. And that lovely stripy socks are just what you need. I do love an unscheduled sock knit (or any unscheduled knit, really!). Hope it clears up very soon for you.

M-H said...

Several people in my office have had this too. It must be 'doing the rounds' at the moment. I was plagued with it at one stage in my life, so I know how horrible it can be.I I hope it clears soon.

Yarna said...

Sorry to hear that you are confined indoors and with such an uncomfortable complaint!

An unscheduled knit sounds the perfect antidote! Get better soon.

missfee said...

Sorry to hear you are not well Lyn - I too have been hankering for some striped socks but got the heel and couldnt make out the pattern - duh even though I have knit them before

drkknits said...

i was very sorry to miss you on saturday, and to hear you were not well. there is nothing more satisfying then striped socks. hope they bring a smile to your face soon.

1funkyknitwit said...

Oh Lyn you sound awful :( ..get well so very soon !! :)

Your socks - love love love !!!! ..they're stripes and Noro, right ?! ..of course I'm going to love them ;D it goes without say...lol

take care x

omstreifer said...

Oh - sorry about the eyes!
Your socks are looking beautiful!