I am in a rut. I cannot get the socks started. I cannot make up my mind which sock to cast on, which yarn to cast on with, or which method to use. Toe up? Top down? Magic Loop? Five needle or four needle? I even tried to order some sock yarn from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, but it is on back order. I thought that if I got my hands on some of that beautiful yarn, inspiration would flow from my fingertips, up through my arms to the core of my being and VOILA....I'd know what to do!!!
This is so indicative of my current life situation. I've decided that I am in limbo; that's all there is to it. The Cliff Notes version is that I am in the process of divorce. Until I get a final agreement from my scumbag-soon-to-be-ex-husband (SSTBX), I am on auto-pilot. I am still knitting, but just can't seem to get the sock thing going. Is it okay if I tell you what I am knitting if it's not socks? I am knitting the Mariposa Bamboo Shawl. I picked up the yarn in Ketchikan, Alaska this summer (on an ill-fated cruise with SSTBX). I am almost finished. My knitting time is limited to lunch hours, and the occasional nightly knitting. I am envious of all you prolific knitters who seem to be able to turn out FO after FO. I think I may just be the queen of UFOs.
Back on track to sock knitting now....what are some of YOUR recommendations? Does anyone have a preference of toe-up versus top-down? Does anyone use the Magic Loop method? Somebody inspire me, please!!!