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Swing and a Miss…

July 1, 2015

The pair of socks I was hoping to finish before the end of June didn’t get done. Instead of dwelling on this fact, I have decided to forge ahead and I picked my sock yarn for July.

This time it is Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in the Rouge colorway. IMG_1530

I think this yarn helps me stand a good chance of getting back on the personal sock club bandwagon, which is probably going to be needed as I have decided to go down a needle size to a US 0 (2.0 mm.) The decision to go down was born out of a desire to produce a denser fabric, and while I think the Sweet Georgia is some seriously good sock yarn I have noticed a few of my softer yarns seem to be getting a little threadbare in far too short of a time.

As far as June goes, I am going to chalk the whole thing up to experience; the yarn and I just weren’t able to come to an agreement on how it wanted to be worked up. The first few attempts to knit a pair of socks were met with splits and odd tension issues, I switched to bamboo needles hoping that it might help to at least give the yarn something to grip to, this worked but it was still splitting too much for my tastes. I am thinking that after a bit of a time out I may try this yarn again, I do want to give it a try since it has such a nice feel to it.

In other news I have been battling a tension headaches and sinus/allergy issues lately which has left me feeling wiped (of course Fibromyalgia doesn’t help matters.) This has meant less crafting overall which is a big reason for the lack of updating here, I feel like if I don’t have something to show, then I don’t have something to post about. It might just be a justification in my mind, in which case I would love to hear from you. Do you all only come for the photos? Are there any topics you are interested in hearing about? Any burning questions you want me to answer? In other words I would love to hear from you all as well.

Well i think that is it for now, until next time.


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  1. “the yarn and I just weren’t able to come to an agreement on how it wanted to be worked up”

    sums up my current project perfectly. It’s a gorgeous yarn but I don’t think it wants to be a shawl and your post is really helping me not to feel awful about putting the project down for a bit.

  2. My mind meanders about posting.
    I think (as introverts) we are all too critical of what we can or should or should not post.
    What I’ve found through unsolicited feedback is that I get more conversations about my should-I-really-post-this? updates than the ones that I think will get a huge response. go figure…

  3. I always feel like I’ve cheated my readers, if I don’t have at least something a little pretty to look at! lol But- I will read all the posts by blogs I am following, because I like them. So I like you no matter what. 😀

  4. shellssells permalink

    I will read no matter what. However, I admit, if there’s even one photo on a blog, I am more likely to read. And I refuse to update my blog without photos. So, I get the conundrum. I am sure you’ve noticed that I, too, lack updates lately. But it often feels like I’ve got nothing to say! Or, at least nothing of interest to say. I post about the flowers in my garden, but even I think that’s probably somewhat boring.

    So, what this means is that I sympathize. And I do also hope it changes for both of us soon.

    • Maybe it’s the introverted part of us? That feeling where we have to have something specific to say before we say it?

      • I feel very much like that too. If I don’t have something specific to post about, I won’t post.

      • shellssells permalink

        I suspect that’s very very accurate. Though I have never managed to equate that with the blog before.

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