Thursday, June 14, 2018

Looks like knitting is back on the menu.


Yes, I have found a little more knitting time. Enough to finish that pair of socks for my friend, Miche.



Shes says they fit and I'm delighted. I hope they bring her some cozy happiness.

My name is Ellen and I love German sock yarn.
I also started that giant knitting project my mother gifted me LAST year in Germany. I tried to follow the basic instructions/pattern variations/cast on my mother included from the woman who was selling the kit, but I added some stitches for the cast on and settled on doing a stockinette throw. I didn't slip the first stitch, because I read that somewhere in her general instructions, I thought it was a big yarn, big needle directive, but I wished I had. I don't wish it enough to undo what I have. LOL.


The yarn is actually 4 strands that make up an almost ribbon like look. Gives me some idea for some random yarn I have not actually purged myself of yet but I shouldn't get ahead of myself yet, and just focus on finishing this project first, right?

I thought it would go faster than it has, but even though I'm knitting more, I'm not knitting every day. I just can't. That's how it is.

I've already got another pair of socks on my needles for when I'm out and about. However my next thinking project (means home knitting only) will be another baby sweater. People and their babies. Sheesh.

* speaking of menus here was afternoon tea on Sunday:

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    1. Thanks Kim. It's always good to come back to the fold. hehe.

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  2. I ❤️ German sock yarn, too! Oh my, the spread for your Sunday tea looks divine: put my name on the guest list sometime. 😊

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    1. The truth is I love all kinds of sock yarn. I blame you all for sucking me into the sock knitting obsession, but German sock yarn is both beautiful and a workhorse at the same time. Big swoony face!

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  3. That afternoon tea spread look delicious!
    The socks are very pretty, such subtle colors.
    I have mixed feelings about getting knitting kits as gifts. They aren't always what I would have picked out.

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    1. Thank you! I agree with you on the kits as gifts. I'll be even MORE honest with you and tell you kits in general give me a mixed feeling! I truly think you need to knit them right away before that feeling fades. I have 2 that need completion in my closet. Sigh.

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  4. Those socks are so pretty. I love those subtle stripes. Those big needles are something else. I made a small seat cover using huge needles and knit fabric that I cut into stripes and I love it. It was a lot of work but the results are worth it.

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    1. I like the rustic sturdy product the big needles produce, but they are definitely a challenge to work with. I don't think breaking up the knitting time is a bad idea at all.

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  5. The socks turned out beautifully-nothing like a pair of socks on your needles to bring you calm. Nice spread for a Sunday afternoon!

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    1. Yes! Sock knitting definitely brings the calm. Last night I had to pull out a cuff because I think I turned it inside out at some point and it wasn't even. Anyways, I was not frustrated at all and re knit over half of it in a sitting. It felt ... good.

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  6. I'm coming to your house for meals :) yay for knitting more!! I bet you are renewed and refreshed!!

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    1. Yes, I am renewed and refreshed. I'm tired too. I joke I'm always tired a little, but it is manageable and I feel like I'm really not going to fool myself too hard into doing a bunch of things I can't or won't have enough bandwidth for: physical or emotional.

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  7. Lovely sock yarn. Lovely spread on the table (and now I'm hungry...again...). Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks Vera! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. I'm hoping to make a donut cake and knit some more :)

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  8. Lovely socks - and that last pic is making me hungry

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    1. You are definitely one of my big sock knitting influences! I'm so glad I got on this crazy train of love.

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  9. Ellen! Fantastic sock finish. YES!!! My log cabin is at a stage where I want to be finished with the blocks. haha. Im only half done. KNIT FASTER KATHY B!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! I know this stage! I get it around the gusset of sock #2. LOL Or before I have to do buttonholes and shawl collars on baby sweaters. Last time I put my project down to mix it up with socks because I was tired of it? I put down the other knit for 3 months and finished the socks instead, ha! Good luck with the blocks, I'm cheering you on!

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  10. Wonderful to see your post. Nice socks, too, and a most tasty looking tea!

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  11. I can't knit everyday either, life is just too darn busy. Love that beautiful yarn my friend. Take you time, there is no rush to finish. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I literally sighed reading this. I know it's silly, but you almost need to hear these things from other people. I am taking my time. I'm enjoying it. That's why we do it right? Not one more "have to!"

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  12. Wonderful looking afternoon tea. I see why slipped stitches are important because of that stockinette throw. Thanks for the sewing love.

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    1. Thanks Stef! I'm not going to fuss about the throw. I think I'll keep it for the living room movie days. Your sewing has been really fun and fantastic!

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