|Aquarium before fish and before I put in more plants.|
I have tried twice to get back on track with the shawl I am working on. I made a mistake on a transition row between patterns and just can't get the row right. I have ripped and ripped, and ripping double decreases leads to more issues. My plan, when I have a few hours to myself, is to put a marker between each repeat next time. And just stop and count EVERY repeat until I get that row right. Then I should be able to move on. But, I feel pretty incompetent to not be able to knit a perfectly straightforward pattern.
I did finish two pairs of socks since we last interacted. Here are the Flaming Desire socks and the Bruce socks that I finished.
|Flaming Desire Socks in Pagewood Farm yarn.|
|Note that the tops differ. I like the one with more flame points, but not enough to re-knit them.|
|I have a picture of these on my feet, but it's on my other camera. These are Knitivity sock yarn.|
Also, I have finished a pair that I hadn't even shown the start on. These are ankle socks in Panda Soy. I like the yarn a lot, though it likes to unravel itself and you have to take care to not split it. The fabric is really soft and has a wonderful feel. I look forward to wearing them next time I wear shoes that socks go with.
|I need a better photo, but you get the idea. Generic toe-up socks, ankle length.|
Don't worry. I'll be back to knitting and loving it again at some point. I've taken little breaks a couple of other times in my life. 18 years ago when I had small children, for example, I did a lot of needlepoint. Right now I am playing Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook. That is totally NOT productive, and I don't recommend it.
I've started another simple pair of socks in some interesting Trekking yarn. It's a prototype of a colorway called Autumn Fire.
I'd love to hear from any readers still hanging around. I have been getting a lot of spam comments, and I sure wish Blogger would block those!