Pathetic But Not Really

Considering it’s been two weeks since I posted, what I have to show is kind of pathetic. Except it really isn’t, since I’ve finished a pair of socks and been reading A LOT. Plus working some overtime and keeping up with exercising every day. Not so pathetic maybe.

AND I got rid of more yarn. 🙂

So the finished socks – this is the first pattern for Sock Madness 10. Even though it’s the 10th Anniversary, it’s the first time I’ve participated. They usually have interesting patterns, and I’m not emotionally invested in winning. It will be nice to make it through a couple of rounds, but I’m not too worried.

So this one was an interesting slip stitch pattern.

sssdone1

I used TOFUtsies that has been in my stash for a long time. We’ll see how they hold up.

They use the Sweet Tomato Heel, which I’ve done before. It works okay, on these they seem to fit fairly well. BUT – there’s always a but – since this is a competition I needed to go with the method they used, which was Japanese short rows. I’ve used the method before, but for a sock heel with multiple turns in a short space?

sssheel

Hated it. Dreaded doing the second sock so much I put it off until 2 days before they had to be in to qualify. The method is doable without the little handles, and it’s much more pleasant to do that way.

I don’t think I’ve introduced this little shit.

trixie

That’s Mom’s dog Trixie. She’s still young, and she is trainable, but she’s quite the little handful. But she’s also pretty sweet and we laugh at her a lot.

Went to Yarn In at Gourmet Yarn yesterday and really enjoyed it, as always. Believe it or not, I didn’t buy any yarn. So I’m now 89 days since my last yarn buy, and still holding strong.

I also sent off one yarny gift and one charity donation, of 1,740 and 1,926 yards respectively. Between donations, knitting, sales, and gifts my stash is down 13,717 yards so far this year. I’m not counting additions via spinning, because that fiber was already in my stash.

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One Response to Pathetic But Not Really

  1. Nancy says:

    Every dog I’ve ever known named Trixie fits that description perfectly!
    Great progress even without pictures.

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