Finished Knitting Lace Socks!

Whew, this project took nearly a year to finish, but I finally finished knitting a pair of lace socks for myself. You can click on my Ravelry Project Page to see them. I thought this project took me over a year, but as I updated the info on Ravelry I saw that I didn't start them until March 2010, so I finished up earlier than I first thought!

Still, I don't think I'll knit this pattern (or any lace sock pattern, for that matter) again any time soon. I prefer to knit faster, easier projects. Perhaps when the kids are grown and out of the house, I'll be able to enjoy sitting on the porch knitting for entire mornings or afternoons in peace, and complicated projects won't take so long. But until then, I think I might go for a faux lace effect by knitting with thin yarn on larger needles rather than actually using a complicated lace pattern. I guess it would result in more of a fishnet look than lace, but I'm cool with that.

On a somewhat related note, I finally won some linen yarn in an ebay auction! I've been bidding on linen yarn for weeks now (since I discovered ebay as a source when I went to that knitting workshop), but until today have not won any yarn at my desired price. But today was my lucky day, so 1,200+ yards of a silk/linen blend in a spring green color will soon be heading my way. It should be suitable to use to knit a skirt, which is my goal. Although after I knit up a test swatch, if the color is particularly flattering and/or comfortable I might change my mind and knit a tank sweater. Since I intend to make the skirt with the hidden stomach panel and only knit from the hips down, there might even be enough yarn for a knee-length skirt AND a tank sweater. But from the online description it appears to be a somewhat fine weight (good for summer) but that also means smaller needles and more stitches, so I don't want to get too far ahead of myself.