Sad but true, the Memory Blanket by Georgie Nicolson requested by The Prophet (20-something son) is the last project I performing any clicking of the needles on. Not sure why I’ve lost my knitting mojo…perhaps it might be because I’ve re-established a very close relationship with my spinning wheel (more about Levana on another day.
I cast on for The Prophet’s Memory Blanket in December of 2019, and have been using leftover yarn, mostly from my hand-knit sock projects. Some of the chosen yarn brands are the following: Madeline Tosh, Miss Babs, Malabrigo, Dashing Dachs, Woolen Rabbit, sunshine Yarns, Dream in Color, Scott’s Swag, Handmaiden, DogEared Dyeworks, Spunky Eclectic, Unique Sheep, Koigu, Briar Rose Fibers, Woolmeise, Sundara Yarn, Socks that Rock and Austerman. There are a couple of squares in which I’ve lost the yarn band or never added a note to the sandwich bag housing the leftover, so unfortunately a couple of unkowns.
At least, I graduated to the 4th row so I am up to square #38…but then again that is only 38 out of 144 as ultimately the blanket will be 12 squares by 12 squares. AND I will also add a border of some sort…lots more knitting to get this moved from WIP to FO status. It is a great pattern and easy to remember…basically potato-chip knitting if you know what I mean. I really need to balance out my knitting versus spinning. Any suggestions for getting back on track with my knitting?
It is time to resurrect WIP it Wednesday. Well, not exactly a current WIP, as this project is a real deep dive into the vault of very sad and lingering pile of half-knits. In this case, even less than half as the heel flap is barely started on sock #1!
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Since I did finally finish my first pair for Box O Sox 2018, my size 0 HiYa HiYa circular was open for a new pair of socks to be cast on. As I planned, I started the Hugs and Chocolate Kisses socks with Dream in Color Smooshy in “Spicy Smooches.”
I do enjoy a twisted rib for cuffs on socks…a little out of the ordinary. I ended up with one and a half repeats of the rib. And now on to the first six rows of the X and O Lace Pattern.
During the past week, I’ve done a lot of reflective introspection. Following Shelby at LittleFoxCoffee, I asked myself a number of questions and here are the answers that I’m sharing today. Continue reading “Reflecting on 2017”
Back on Labor Day, I decided to take the bull by the horns and enact #GYST (Get Your S$@t Together) and stop the vicious cycle of almost completing goals on my to-do list that just didn’t quite make it to being accomplished. Continue reading “#GYST Redux”
Once again it’s Monday and you know what that means…purloining a little Monday Q&A courtesy of Kathy B at Compassionknit in Wisconsin. Here goes:
*Have you asked your kids to do something you wouldn’t do?
This one stumped me. The answer is more of things I did as a youngster that The Prophet doesn’t like to do or didn’t want to do…like read a book for fun or have a party at the house when we weren’t home. Continue reading “Warm in Florida again for Purloined Monday”
Well not totally with socks. For hubby’s birthday, he said to choose a location (usually in our family the birthday boy or girl decides)…mainly because as my being gluten-free places sanctions on many local eateries. Decision was made to finally go ahead and try Sacred Pepper in Carrollwood. Continue reading “Birthday Celebration with Socks”