I spent the weekend in Richmond attending meetings about my union's Strategic Management Plan, we are restructuring so all of the changes and therefor the documents need to be updated through voting, by several different elected bodies, to reflect the new structure. This weekend was round one. So there was lots of sitting in meetings, discussing changes and word choice and addressing people through the chair (full parliamentary procedure). I have a bad habit of not waiting to get on the speaker's list and so need to distract myself just slightly, so as not to just call out...so I knit socks.
I finished the second of a pair that I have been carrying around since January sometime. They are make of Trekking and have been knit on a little here and a little there for several months. I am glad to have them done even as we move into summer as I have taken up ice skating to vary my exercise routine and I like to wear hand knit wool socks under my skates. I tried them out on Monday night and they worked great.
- Pattern: Based on "Basic Sock Pattern in 8 sizes" (2002)
- Yarn: Trekking XXL, color 101
- Needles: Knitpicks size 1 (2.50 mm)
- Started: Maybe December or January (?)
- Finished: May 16, 2009
- Notes: These socks were pretty straight forward, chosen for mindless knitting while paying attention to something else. They were 72 stitches with a couple of inches of 2 x 2 ribbing followed by straight stockinette stitch.
Having finished my "carry around sock" half way into the meetings I found a knitting bag in my car that had some random sock starts in it and finished the first of a pair that I had begun at another union meeting back in August and was able to start the ribbing on the second sock the next day.