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Randomly on Tuesday

February 24, 2015

It is the 24th of February and I am sitting here with 1 and 1/2 socks knit. I have four days to finish this darn thing and so in the interest of not going another week without posting I thought I would do a random update.

1) I am still working on the Giant’s socks. I have made it past the second heel and almost finished with the gusset decreases. I have about seven inches until I start toe decrease (dude has seriously large feet.)

2) The irony of it being the shortest month and I end up with the largest pair of socks to knit has lost its humor for me.

3) I would be further along with the socks if I actually made time to work on them

4) Part of the reason I haven’t been working on them is because I have started a new long term project and I have become a little invested in it. Since February 15th I have cast on and made this much progress:

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(Pattern: Memory Blanket. Yarn: Various fingering weight leftovers, as of now. Needles: 2.0 mm or US 1)

5) The other part of the reason for the lack of knitting on the socks:

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I finished the singles from my spindle spin. I ended up transferring them to my wheel (the Honeybee) to join them together and I am using it to ply.

6) The plying isn’t working as well as I would hope. I don’t know if it is the fact that it is merino (I have only spun merino two other times and both times they ended up being thick and a little lumpy) or if I under spun the singles but they plying is turning out fuzzy and a little limp. No photo at this time.

7) I fear I may be right on the edge of a cold or some other sickness that seems to be floating around work. So far I am just on the edges where it feels like my body hasn’t decided if it wants to given and be sick or not.

8) The aforementioned lack of decision also means that a lot of the limited energy I have is going towards that and so I find myself even more tired then normal

9) We are supposed to have sn*w in the next few days and while we have been blessed with very little it still sucks and I am very much ready for warmer weather and rain showers.

10) My hair has finally grown to the point where it actually feels like it is long hair, which means it falls around my shoulders and gets in the way whenever I wear it down. It is however not that long because anything beyond a simply ponytail seems to be a complete disaster or impossible.

11) That last one may have more to do with user error than my actual hair.

 

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3 Comments
  1. I have plenty of scraps I need to do this and use it up for some nice rugs

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    4. I tried one of those once, and got a good portion of the way through. But then I got bored, as I generally do, and threw it out in a fit of pique. Keep posting progress shots, I love a “scrappy” blankets!

  3. My hair is super long, and I *still* can’t figure out how to do anything with it. I blame not being raised to be overly girly: my mother stressed–and we happily agreed–that low maintenance and no fuss was the best way to go. I can do a messy bun or a simple braid, but nothing more. If I ever win an obnoxious amount of money, I plan to have a hair stylist and give me all the prettiest hair styles.

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