Thursday, May 4, 2017

Progress Post

I'm planning on finishing up that new pair of socks for my friend Annie this weekend. I did return the repaired pair to her because I was so excited to have actually pulled that off.


I have lost the ball band on this yarn, but it's a bit thicker than my usual stuff. It's sturdy and will be good for her padding around her big kitchen with a cup of tea and a laptop going and fresh granola baking. (Yeah, she's that kind of lady. Her 3 kids have a hot breakfast every morning and remind me to tell you how we met over her Martha Stewart Syle Homemade Kale chips some day ...).

Anyways. I love my double point needles for sock knitting. I like how they prop up the sock as if it's shaping up around an invisible leg, but I have had a hard time NOT knitting socks with the circulars these days. It feels faster. Also I feel like I'm constantly shoving my knitting inside a bag in a hurry and I seem to lose less stitches with the circulars. I know I have some point protectors ... somewhere, but that is the problem; they are somewhere, but where, I do not know.


I'm feeling really monogamous now so I'm pretty sure I will finish off this pair of socks before I cast on for a Gramps cardigan. Very truthfully, I really need to organize my knitting gear. I love my stuff, but it's a hot mess right now.

How's your knitting gear? Did you manage a spring clean?

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  1. I love the striping in this yarn-very casual.
    My stuff is all in one/two places so it's pretty easy to find what I need when I need it.

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    1. Thank you. I was going for casual, but they are ALMOST the same that it makes me double take a bit. I envy your knitting organization. Please send some of those efficient vibes my way!

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  2. I think those socks look really cozy, love the yarn!

    All of my knitting stuff is betwixt and between at the moment. I'm hoping to get it organized this weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bridget. I love that, "betwixt and between"! Story of my life, my friend. Let's hope if we both don't get organized, we at least make some progress.

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  3. I feel that dpns are faster than circs when it comes to my sock knitting. I love your socks and your friend is mighty lucky!

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    1. You're not the only one that feels that dpns are faster. I wonder if there is a difference for the pickers and the throwers ...

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  4. Love that yarn! I'm a two circ person myself--I find dpns too fiddly.

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    1. Thanks Kim, I'm definitely enjoying the yarn and the knit, especially after that blanket with the splitty yearn, eegads. Two circs! Girl, you're so fancy!

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  5. I love the look of those socks! They do look warm and cozy. My travel socks are always on circulars now since I kept losing my $$$ doublepoints. I can't imagine how many are down in the impossible to reach interior nooks and crannies of the car.

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    1. OMG. The cracks in the house and car that eat the knitting needles, yeah, totally understand. The thing that kills me? You'd think they would be in the cracks in the couch, but when I clean under the cushions, which doesn't that happen except for when I can't find the remote control ... tells me, that is not where they runaway to. Surprising, right?

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  6. I still prefer my dpns for socks. I tend to get all tangled up with circs. Though I will admit, you do lose less stitches on circs.

    I have barely any mojo knitting at all. I think I'm coming down with something because all I want to do is lay on the couch and watch Netflix - and that's not like me at all.

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    1. It's not like you, but maybe your mojo needs a reset and and some snuggle veggie out time w/the cats and Dave? I say enjoy your downtime, the needles will be there...

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  7. I prefer two circulars for sock knitting - no problem with dropping stitches mid-row. I just pull the points further out and tuck the whole thing in my bag.

    No, I haven't done a spring clean in the knitting bag and probably should throw the bag into the washer when I do.

    Love your new socks and the yarn.

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    1. Yes! wash the knitting bags! Especially when I maybe slosh a little coffee or snack on them while I'm on a bench somewhere ... The knit itself always gets the soak, but the bag ... yeesh.

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  8. Oh that's so funny ......TODAY was wash the project bags day! LOL

    I love when they smell so good from the dryer.

    Your socks look great! Aren't stripey socks FUN???

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    1. I love a fresh smelling project bag! I love project bags. I'm lucky enough to have a friend who makes them for me. hehe.

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  9. Oh your socks are gorgeous. She'll love them.
    My knitting hmmmm, Im kind of worked up today. I need some brainless meditative knitting. Not the second part of the glove that's for certain.

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    1. I hope you're able to enjoy some mindless soothing knitting. I love that stuff. No harm in having 2 projects to choose from to suit one's mood. I hope you're doing better my friend. Hang in there.

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  10. Oh a knitting spring clean is a very fine thing. I caught sight of a partly knitted jumper earlier and thought ugh, looks messy. I don't like going back to abandoned projects and having to try and work out where I am. No doubt I will one day though. Hope you have a great weekend. CJ xx

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    1. Yes, I know this feeling of tucking something away for later ... in hopes of completion. I tend to do it with shawls. It was a good weekend. I got to take a nap AND do laundry!

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  11. Blue and white is always great. Sturdy yarn will enable her to pad about her home comfortably. I do like DPN's also. I wanted to try a 9" but I think it would be too wide for my sock circumference.

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    1. OKay I'm definitely going to have to put a pair of socks on some dpns when this is done. The romance is real.

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  12. Your blue socks are beautiful!!

    Oh my you hit a sore spot! I did spring cleaning all over the house. We have the best looking bookcases around and everything has been cleaned over, under and behind. But no knitting gear sorting I'm sad to say. I need it so much because I can't find anything and the three stash cabinets are a rat's nest--maybe for real, I can't tell. You have done me a favor by reminding me! I'll let you know how it goes.

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    1. Katherine, I'm impressed you've done so much cleaning under and over regardless of the knitting gear! Sometimes I just go through the stash to check if I have what I think I have. It's almost sorting the stash. hehe.

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  13. I really, really like those socks! The stripe pattern in them is very pleasing. As for my knitting gear.....I'm in the midst of a serious search at the moment for my sz. 7 ends for my knitpicks circular interchangeable set. Very frustrating. Where oh where can those little buggers be hiding?! LOL

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    1. LOL! Yes!! I swear the needle hunt is unreal in my household. I am pretty awful about returning the circs to the needle pouch/purse. Half of the needles are in baskets and project bags of old. Eegads!

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  14. I like those socks- that yarn is rather fun. I am joining you in the hot mess department as I really really need to spring clean and get organized.

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    1. Thanks Andi! It's been a fun knit. It's SO hard to clean and organize when we could be knitting!

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    2. Lucky Annie! Those socks are pretty. Whenever I've tried to knit socks with circulars I get icky spaces between the needles. What's your secret?

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  15. I hope that you can find the ball band on those socks. Really in love with the striping sequence and colors. They would actually be perfect for a pair of socks for the hubby. He's been pestering me for years to knit him a pair. Spring cleaning? What's that?

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