The blog was down. It made me sad. I found solace in actually knitting stuff… and so I finally finished some languishing projects:
First, I finished Ed’s socks. Had the blog been up, I would have written about how I had failed to finish the socks in time for Ed’s birthday, and fully blamed it on the fact that I said “I’m totally going to finish these before your birthday”. Then there was family in town, then there was a bridal shower, then there was a wedding, then there was a birthday with NO socks! …except for socks that fit like this:
See where the heel sits? and where the beginning of the ankle starts? Tragic. But then, on Sunday, there were socks that fit like this:
Ed is *still* going on and on and on about how wonderful the socks are. It makes me feel so good, I almost want to immediately cast on another pair… almost.
I was so excited that I finished the socks, I finished my cowl. There will be a full FO shot later, but for now you just get a preview, because the towel that the cowl is blocking on is very distracting…
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…for the first time in a LONG time, I had nothing on the needles!
It took me a while to get over the shock… then some more time to figure out what I could make without having to go to the yarn store. (yay for stashbusting!)
I’ve started a veggie bag out of Shibui Knits sock yarn… I think it will be my easy ‘not at home’ project.
I’ve also decided to start a pair of socks for myself…
The colorway is “evil stepmother’ and given the circumstances, I think it’s PERFECT!
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