Sunday, May 20, 2018
Howdy, dear blog readers. Another week has passed by. I hope it was a good week for you. It is amazing how much can happen in a matter of 7 days, isn't it?
If you will recall, last week, I was on the foot of my Tadpoles socks. Here is a look at them today:
I might have shed a tear or two when I had to frog them. I tried them on to see how close I was to starting the toe decrease. They hardly fit over my heel and it took forever to get them off my foot, once I did manage to get them on. There is no stretch to this yarn!.....none, zip, nada, zero! I had not used this brand in quite a while and had forgotten that small fact. So, all that work is down the tubes. I will use this yarn to make a shawl or something like that. It is not a good sock yarn for this lady.
I did not let that keep me down. I got right back into my stash and pulled more sock yarn out. Naked Sock Yarn...............lots of stretch!
I am doing these on my 9 inch needles. I started out doing My Dearest Loveliest Elizabeth pattern but realized, the pattern is lost in the colorway of the sock. I am now just doing a plain vanilla sock. No need to rip these out because I changed my mind 4 pattern repeats into it. They are my socks and no one will see the tops of them under my pants anyway. Besides..................I had messed up the pattern repeats on one of the socks right by the ribbing and didn't catch it until pattern repeat #3. I plan on sticking to the 9 inch circulars all the way through this time. They are quite nice to work with when doing a plain sock. Plus, I want to try and do the FLK heel without moving the heel stitches to DPN's.
I am thinking about doing another To The Point Shawl today and also start on another market bag. Those are both crochet items. Crochet goes so quickly for me and I am in need of a quick project again. Dishcloths are not on my radar, even though they are a quick knit. No one I know NEEDS any dishcloths at the moment. There is also a test knit coming up in the next week or so and I have already asked to be in the test group. Once the test starts, I will be concentrating on it so I can complete it in the required amount of time. Hence the reason for quick projects this week.
That is all for my crating news this week. I do take my knitting class this coming Tuesday. The excitement is bubbling up inside of me. The pattern I want to learn has been sitting in my house since last fall. I have it cast on and the first row knit BUT..................I do not understand the instructions from that point on. It is a 2 hour class, so I should be able to get it through my thick head how to do it.
Hmmmmm......after reading through this post I realized something..............Startitis has hit this crafter! Stay tuned this week. I will let you know if I succumb to this disease or not.
Until Next Time......................Happy Crafting!!!!!!!
at May 20, 2018