Despite a recent lack of evidence, I do still knit. Until we moved two weeks ago, I knit quite a lot this year, and have a big pile of finished projects to prove it. Since we moved, I have picked up my needles a few times, but I'm not really motivated by any of my current projects. Here is a quick run-down of the odd socks I have turned into pairs so far this year. I'll post the new pairs later this month.
Mini-Slip Jigs for Miss M
Pattern: Slip Jig by IrishGirlieKnits, March 2010 Rockin Sock Club
Yarn: Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Wild Irish Girlie
Needles: US 2 / 2.75 mm DPNs
Time: December 13, 2010 to January 13, 2011 (biggish yarn, small socks)
Comments: I sent the first sock as part of her Christmas gift, and learned that it was too small. I quickly knit up a bigger pair that fit her perfectly.
Pink Posy Socks for me
Pattern: Sheri's Posies from Socks from the Toe Up
Yarn: STR Lightweight mill end in an impossible to photograph bright pink.
Notions: 2.5 mm DPNs
Time: I started these at Wendy's book signing party in April 2009. I finished them in March 24, 2011.
Comments: I used my standard toe-up gusset modification (two additional pairs of increases for a longer heel flap) to get a pair of bright.pink.socks that I love.
Knetted for me
Pattern: Knetted by Cat Bordhi. This was the September 2009 Rockin Sock Club kit.
Yarn: STR mediumweight
Notions: US 2 / 2.75 mm DPNs
Time: December 16, 2009 to April 16, 2011
Comments: I knit the first sock and was unhappy with the fit so the pair stayed unfinished for a long time. The short cuff and funky architecture did not work for my feet. I borrowed a copy of Cat's book from a friend, since mine went on walkabout, to figure out some modifications. The second sock has a longer cuff and more increases so it fits in the gusset. I ripped back the first sock to the start of the increases and re-knit a longer leg and the modified gusset and heel. I'm not sure if I'll knit another pair of socks with this method, but I'm happy with this pair.
I just realized that all three of these pairs were knit from Socks That Rock. It is a favorite yarn, I should knit more socks from my extensive stash. I absolutely should not buy any more while I'm at Sock Summit in a couple of weeks.