Catching Up

Wow. I feel like I’ve been out of it for a minute!

Been moving kind of slowly these days. But, I still have some things for show and tell. 🙂

Yup.  One sock down.

I just finished that last night.  It took me a minute because I kept putting it down and picking it back up (rinsing and repeating).  I wasn’t bored with it.  You know how it is.  There’s just always something to do when you have something to do, lol. We took the kids to drop them off to their grandparents who live in North Carolina and I did get to knit on this in the car on the way.  But, we left so late and it got dark so fast, I still had to put it away! And I have to say it seems as though the days here of late have been very gray.  Today was the first day in a while where I felt there was a good bit of sunshine out.  It kind of perked me up a bit! 🙂 Plus, I think I will finally get to start the cuff on the next one tonight! I love being productive.

I have been getting a few questions about knitting socks though.  I usually send folks over to the tutorial on knitty because I think it’s pretty simple and it’s how I got started with my first pair (knitty has been around awhile).  But I have to tell you about this book that I recently found in my local crafts store.  It’s a beginning sock knitting book by do you know who?  (Squee!!!) Only one of my favorite knitting authors/designers of all time!  The awesome Ann Budd! I swear that woman is a knitter’s knitter.  She makes things easy for us.  Come to think of it (I’m going to make somebody MAD when I say this…lol), kind of reminds me of EZ, in that respect, only with a more contemporary look.  And apps! I mean, really, EZ was also all about making things easier for knitters and putting the power back into the knitter’s hands.  I must say, Ann Budd seems to do much of the same today.  Hmm…I’ll have to ponder that a little more some time.  Of course, now I’m wondering if I could find a sock tutorial by EZ to compare their styles…pretty sure there’s one in Knitter’s Almanac.  A post for another day, maybe.  But I digress…

I do wish I had had this book when I first learned years ago.  The photos are so clear and it really does show you how to construct your own sock rather than follow a pattern verbatim.  I even found some heels in it that I’ve never tried (or seen) before.  I will definitely be looking into some of those, maybe for the next sock…Of course, I still have to actually read the copy I bought of Sock Knitting Master Class a month or so ago…so, don’t hold me to that just yet.  The photos are simply phenomenal and besides…Y’all know I jump around.  🙂  But, for those of you who need a more in depth teaching tutorial, take a look at it.  It might be a good fit and I’m sure it will make knitting your first socks so much easier.

Sigh.  I love Ann Budd.  Anyway, back to stuffs…

Spindling has gone much the same way the past couple days.

I really do love winding cop. 🙂

I spun on it a little here and there today while I was working to make up for lost time.

I know.  I just wanted to show it to you again. 😉

I love color.  This you know.  But, on it’s own, purple usually doesn’t excite me as much as it does in this spin. Very, very nice! As usual, I have no idea what I’m going to do with this stuff when it’s finished.  But just the spinning is enough to keep me on a crafting high for a good while!

Lawd.  Don’t get me started on this, lol!

And this is only two ounces of fluff! I think it is time to switch the bobbin out on this one though.

Yes. I have A LOT of work to do!

Comments

  1. I LOVE the purple! It’s perfect!

    • Thank you! It’s not usually my favorite on the spectrum…it’s the hubby’s (you know what they say about opposites attracting, lol). But, I do think this is really pretty! It would’ve been Sosae to make me like it!

  2. Oh thank you so much for the socks links! You’ve talked me into trying them 🙂 I just love your pictures, and I’m especially intrigued by the spinning ones. The pictures are SO beautiful…I love seeing your progress.

    • No problem, Sarah. 🙂 I hope you like sock knitting!
      And thanks for the compliments! It’s enjoyable and anymore, it’s like an interactive, searchable, social notebook. Love that!

  3. I love the color! You can have some of our sunshine! We’re kind of in the middle of a drout. Although it’s supposed to rain this weekend…

  4. Ditto to the previous comments, I love the purple. The sock is great too (the colors are beautiful).

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