I’ve been working on a pair of “Francie” socks for myself. It’s a very fun pattern. I had Knut take a picture of this on a Saturday night, after we got home from his cousin’s wedding and we were just unwinding, and I had just finished up icing my neck. The ribs really hug your foot. I have narrow feet, so I went down to size 0 needles, and I didn’t have to add any length to the pattern. It was pretty right on. It does hug the foot like I hoped, but the heel is a bit loose, and that may bug me. If I make another pair, I may modify that heel a bit if I can.
I actually had a panicky situation with the socks on Sunday. I had my little project bag with the finished sock, and the new sock cast on and a few rows starting it out. The project bag had everything I needed. It’s a little bag, so I just shoved it in my purse when we went to church. I don’t usually knit at church, but we were making several stops to several places that day, so I wanted to have a bit of knitting in the car for if I had some time to kill in-between stops.
I left my purse at the church. I should have been concerned about not having my wallet or things like that, but when we got home, and Knut and I were going to watch a movie after the kids went to bed, and I didn’t have my knitting…I was in bad shape. I kind of freaked out. “You mean I have to JUST watch a movie?” Knut said I could work on my cross stitch or another project, but THIS is my project on the brain right now. The yarn is so perfect, and I have some great momentum. I didn’t want to watch a movie without the socks. I think Knut looked at me light I was some kind of addict without her fix…
…which would be pretty right on in fact.
Knitting calms me down. It allows my brain to unwind at the end of the day. It tames all those thoughts flying around my brain and allows me to focus. Scientific studies show this as well. It enables a lot of people to focus.