I have been waiting patiently for it to be my birthday month so that I can go to my LYS and get my 20% off dicount. Designer Hand Knits or as it is more commonly called "Nancy's" is a wonderful place where they treat everyone like family and so for your birthday you get to go nuts with a fatty discount. I am headed there with the Malisches this afternoon.
I just received my first order of sock yarn from kintpicks. It's not the fancy stuff but I figure for starting out I would go with the cheap stuff (relatively speaking). While at Nancy's I am going to get all the tiny DPNs (double-pointed needles) necessary for sock knitting. I am planning to cast on my first socks for SnB tonight. I still need to finish Evelyn's Elephant, but I am at the head and it takes shaping and thinking and I am not so good at that at SnB - all that bitching can distract from the stitching.
For those who are interested these are the first socks I plan to knit, Roza's Socks from Interweave Knits Spring 2007:
I still have the Elephant on the needles as well as my alpaca cabled skirt (but it will be awhile before I can wear it so it's hard to motivate). I am planning to start knitting socks and I want to make a cute summer top. I am leaning towards Stephanie Japel's Orangina. Starting later this summer I plan to start knitting lots of sweaters to keep us warm in Santa Fe. That's right ladies - no more curse, I can knit Matthew a sweater. (For those who don't know, it is a well known knitting myth that a woman should never knit a sweater for her boyfriend, it can only lead to trouble) And before you know it, it will be time to start knitting Holiday gifts!
So those are my knitting projects, now it's back to philosophy projects. Currently "on the needles" I have my prospectus to finish (basically a little frogging and re-knitting and weaving in the ends, if you catch the metaphor), my advisor's book to index (starting to take shape, but quite a ways to go in a short time), and this weekend I am "casting on" my Latin exam which should be a fairly quick knit. I recently "cast off" my proposition.
Things are very busy here, but very productive.