Last year I said I wasn’t going to do the Eat, Sleep, Knit yarnathon this year. On January 1, it was so exciting . . seeing which team I was on and the them and all the challenges and I was in! Here we are at the end of the first quarter and my projects were torture. I’m finished with them but probably not going any farther.
Last night I finished the cowl I was making. It isn’t blocked. I don’t even like it but I got it submitted. That’s what I don’t like – making things to get stars so I can get a free skein of yarn and a bag at the end of the year. There are so many things I want to make that I could be making if I weren’t making things I didn’t want to make.
OK . . that’s settled. I’m done with the yarnathon this year. Too much other stuff going on . . I just want to knit what I want to knit.
And besides that, Allison over at Simply Sock Yarn has the cutest bag that’s free this week with orders. A friend (Thank you, Laura!) tagged me on Facebeook and I had not seen it yet so I guess I can blame Laura for the yarn I purchased! The bag says “Stay Home and KNIT On”. I love it and, I had to have it. So, I ordered a bit of yarn but it’s mostly for a project I’ll share more about later.
Simply Sock Yarn is probably the first place I ever shopped when I started knitting in 2006. Allison was doing it out of her home if I recall correctly. On her blog, she has lots of pictures of socks and it made me realize that socks are why I started knitting again 14 or 15 years ago and I love knitting socks. I love knitting pretty sweaters and lacy shawls too but I think socks may be the comfort knitting for me and now, I think I’d do better with comfort knitting. That’s not to say I won’t keep working on a sweater or shawl but I feel the urge to finish some socks and start new socks and after seeing the Simply Sock Yarn blog, and seeing how many pairs Allison had started . . I don’t are if I start new socks every day. I need fun, relaxing knitting.
Addie’s socks rarely get hand washed. That was one of the things I want to work with her on – putting her handmade socks in a pretty little bucket, adding a drop or two of Soak, washing by hand, squeezing the water out and laying flat to dry. She’s old enough to do that and she could save them all til the weekend. One of the things I ordered was some Opal yarn. It holds up a bit better if it ends up in the washer and dryer but Addie says my socks keep her toes warm so, in the winter, if she wants to wear hand knitted socks, she has to learn to take care of them. Let’s just hope I get to spend some time with her before next winter! OK . . let’s not go there.
I guess that’s about it on the knitting front.