These socks are driving me crazy. The pattern, which was going fine at first somehow morphed and I don’t know if it’s because I picked up stitches along the way, or because of miscounting. I put it down because I just couldn’t deal with the idea of having to frog it, and working around my mistake right now is giving me a headache. I may have been a little too ambitious with my first sock project.
So I cast on 2 other projects instead and that made me feel much better. One of them is a cardigan in a basic stockinette stitch which means I can bring it along and knit it almost anywhere without having to really concentrate.
Currrently working on this gorgeous pattern. I’m a lot further along than in the photo, but haven’t gotten a chance to take more. The first sleeve is almost done, and I can’t wait to finish the second. It’s coming along a lot quicker than I thought it would. The cables are so much fun to knit.
My weeks and weekends have been filled lots of creative things this past month. One night I got the itch to scrap the end of summer and beginning of autumn. The weather had slowly been getting warm rather than hot and we needed one bonfire night to start autumn off right. There was perfect weather the day of the bonfire. By the end of the night we were sated on woodsmoke and hotdogs and covered in ash.
The start of autumn also reminded me of the upcoming holidays, while I detest winter and all the cold that comes with it, I can’t complain about all the great times I get to share with friends. I’m looking forward to the holidays this year even more because so many close friends have moved away in the past couple of months. I can’t wait to see them again! I finally got to use some of the paper that I had purchased this summer for the bonfire layout.
Normally I only get the knitting bug halfway through winter and by then there doesn’t seem to be enough time to finish any projects. This year, I caught it early on and somehow managed to start and finish my very first pair of mittens within 2 days! Well, to be honest, it took a week because I stopped during the week, but as soon as the weekend came around, I finished the second mitten within a day. I love the colour and how warm they are. I think my next goal will be to knit one in a natural fibre rather than a acrylic.
I was really excited to start my project life (if you haven’t heard of this great idea by Becky Higgins, I suggest you check out her site immediately!). I had heard of this through Kelly Purkey and was intrigued. At first I thought, I really don’t have time to add yet another project to my list of growing creative projects, but the more images I saw from other project lifers, the more I wanted to do it. I soon convinced both Bee and Oat to do it with me, it was hard considering all the really incredible layouts that were out there. The idea behind project life is to do what you can (and in my case, when you can). It’s been weeks since I started and I think I’ve been caught up once. I’m not stressing on being behind – I figure that the reason I’m behind is because I’m busy doing the things that I will end up documenting in project life, which is so much more encouraging than just thinking that I’m behind.
I’m so glad that I decided to do my 365 project. It helped immensely when I decided to begin my project life from the beginning of the year. All the photos that I had taken since the beginning of the year helped me fill up the pages until I could get to May (which is when I actually started the process). It’s now July and I’ve only documented up to Week 23, and I’m having a wonderful time doing it!
A couple months later, I stopped my 365, but I think that it’s time that I start up again.