Afternoon. Do you Zoom during the week?
I have a monthly Craft Night on Google Meet. My two neighbors and I met last Friday for about two hours. I didn’t really craft during that meeting as I had bujo supplies laid out but was stuck on how to start. I eventually got over the hump; if you want to see my month of April, check out my IG.
Then last Saturday I joined in on a cross stitch Zoom meeting with Kim and Sarah of Stitch and Stuff. I had fun! There were at least 11 of us, one woman was from the UK! We each took a turn talking and showing WIP’s. It’s amazing how time flew by. I was near the end and talked about where and why me and the crew moved out of the city, how I was into the cute/kawaii aesthetic, and the two patterns I was working on. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable about designers and floss.
Monday, I tardily attended the Zoom meeting of the San Francisco group I used to physically meet up with at the mall every Monday. I couldn’t drag myself out of bed at 7am and of course worked out first. I made the last 40 minutes of their Zoom. It was great to see familiar faces and catch up. I plan on taking advantage of their Zooming because I can’t make it in person. The city is 40+ miles away and traffic is horrid in the morning.
Remember this WIP? Yes, it’s missing something.
I see many a sock WIP on IG which made me miss sock knitting and therefore pick up this WIP again to tackle its issue.
I frogged the bind off and the colorwork (black pumpkins). I was so not in the mood to reknit the colorwork. I fixed all my stitches on the DPN’s and then knit in stockinette until I hit the number 20.
I first bound off in the traditional BO style; however, the sock was hard to put on. I then tried the way one knitter did for a stretchy BO, but that wasn’t flexible enough for my preferences. I then went back to Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off and bingo, it was perfect.
In the second picture you see the second sock started. Instead of toe up, I’m knitting cuff down and will follow the basic structure of the Rose City Rollers pattern while using the stitch pattern from Hermione’s Everyday Socks. I’ve finished the roll cuff and need to start the slip stitch heel.
- Look at the sock’s wonderful texture.
- A closer look at what a slip stitch heel is, the type of heel that actually fits my high arches best.
It’ll feel good to get an old WIP completed. I think of how many WIP’s I have and the thought becomes like a weight dragging me down. The ones for myself I will definitely finish. The cardigan for my nephew, hmmm…I think I will frog and use the yarn for something for his baby brother.
How many WIP’s do you have? And readers, they don’t have to be knitting ones; they could be anything, such as other crafts/hobbies or even household projects.
I am off to catch up on WP blogs. I didn’t realize I got so behind. Thanks for popping in. TTYS.