You know how when you want to try something new everything seems more difficult to get started or get going. I’ve had this feeling that I wanted to do something new for my 60th blog post (since I missed my 50th) but I’m not sure what to do.
Looking online, people who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary traditionally get diamonds! Sign me up! Not so sure I can afford to run out and buy myself some diamonds for my 60th blog post. Those may need to wait until my actual 60th wedding anniversary 🙂 So I looked at people celebrating their 60th birthday. A common theme for those celebrating their 60th seem to be “do what you want to do.”
That brings me back to doing what I know.
Here are some of the things I’ve been working on, since I haven’t been posting here.
First up, my Technicolor Socks Take 2 in the Show-off Stranded Socks pattern in the gorgeous Pagewood Farms Denali Sock yarn. Its in the Sky Blue Pink colorway. I’m knitting them on US size 0 Karbonz double points. They are living in my Bird Leg Bags Halloween Bag I received as part of a Halloween order a few years ago from Simply Socks Yarn Co.
I love the fabric I’m creating. It’s nice and tight. I’m really hoping they will wear well.
I think I’ve only knit 6 pairs of socks since I’ve been knitting. 2 pairs were in worsted weight as house socks, 1 pair was knit in DK for a baby, and the last 3 pairs were knit in sock yarn. Two of those three were gifts. I’ve only kept 1 pair for myself. I knit them on 2 circulars in a US size 2. Those are a little loose in terms of fabric and by the end of a day of wear, they are quite baggy. These are coming along. Maybe another inch or two on the cuff before I start the heel.
Since I’ve started the blog in May, I’ve fallen into the knitting rabbit hole. Yes, prior to May, I was knitting. A lot. But since I’ve started blogging and reading blogs, I’ve started to see my knitting in a different way. I’m more aware of all the things on my needles. I’m picking patterns and yarns in a more intentional way. If I don’t like something, I’m ripping it out and trying again. I’m actually attempting garments that fit, not just accessories. And the accessories I am knitting are more intentional. I’m trying to match yarn in terms of its composition with a pattern that will work with it.
Enough about that. On to another WIP!
The Colorful Cozy Cowl I’ve been working on for Lyndsay is coming along slowly. It’s the Shibui Array Cowl pattern in some scrumptious Malabrigo Rios in the Teal Feather & Liquidambar colorways. Right side & wrong side view here.
It’s coming along super slowly with all the slipped stitches. I do love the way it looks though. I’m sure it doesn’t help the speed of it when I keep starting new things.
Like casting on my PostStitch project for my darling niece Payton. It’s the Wee Envelope pattern in the Luna Grey Fiber Arts Aspen Sport in the Primrose colorway. It’s not a hard knit. In fact, I was just trucking right along. Then I went to join the two yokes for the right sleeve. I picked up the stitches for the back yoke incorrectly.
So I ripped it back. It’s in timeout. I will not let a baby sweater defeat me! So I picked up the socks. Don’t worry. I’ll try it again today.
You may also be wondering what happened to my Two Grey Dogs yarn…It’s still in the ball. I’m trying to knock out a few things WIP wise before starting something new….not sure if this has ever stopped me before. I may just be a little chicken when it comes to just trying something new with the yarn.
Anyway, I feel like this post was very me, and thus very appropriate for my 60th post 🙂 What are you working on?
v’s & bumps,
Linking up with Nicole at Frontier Dreams and Gracey is not my name at Life and Yarn or Yarn and Life..
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That cowl is wonderful! Congrats on the milestone, and socks on size 0 should be much less baggy than socks on size 2. You might want to take a quick measurement and makes sure the fabric will still stretch enough to go over your heel, I’ve been bitten by the too-tight-sock-bug before. Good luck!
Thanks for the tip! I’ve been able to try them on and it’s ok, will definitely have to check them out when I’m turning the heel!! 🙂
Congrats on your 60th post!! I love that you made it you, the perfect way to celebrate. The WIPs are looking fantastic, I’m so envious of the sock yarn!
I only started blogging last April, but it definitely also changed my way of looking at my knitting 🙂
Thank you!!! I am so glad to hear that I’m not the only one who’s had my knitting world rocked after starting a blog 🙂
Love the Show off Stranded Socks! I was thinking about making them for my mom for Christmas and you’ve definitely tipped the scale in their favor because yours are absolutely gorgeous!!
Thank you!! They are perfect for variegated yarn 🙂 And the pattern is free!! I look forward to seeing yours knit up!
You have some beautiful projects on th e go…I’m all about the socks at the moment…so love yours…
Thank you! Socks are so fun and I love that they are so portable! Plus, so very useful when they are off the needles 🙂
My goodness! Your projects are just gorgeous.