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57 Knit for Me: Five Parts Down, Two to Go

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Tuesday

Well, hello. This week was off to a galloping start. Tuesday, the Junior had her first match of the season, her first time playing as a Varsity 4 Singles. Her opponent was from a good school. I honestly didn’t think she was going to perform well because she had to survive hours of the SAT with the essay test. Time was very tight this day. My daughter didn’t get dismissed until six minutes before when she was supposed to report to the school and get driven to the match. I messaged her coach and team captain that was I was going to drop her off so she could go home, eat, and change.

This time change in schedule had me running late to get the eighth grader to her picture retake appointment. Also, it didn’t help that her school was having construction and so where to enter was all confusing as I didn’t know if the back fence area was open as usual since it’s still distance learning. I had to quickly pull into a lot next to the school where some businesses where, tell my child what to do and where to go, and then I drove back out to make a u-turn to retry entering where the school office had been moved to.

By the time the two of us got home, I was exhausted. Having fasted past 24 hours, I had to make OMAD and eat. Then I got changed and drove to the match to see if I could catch the last of my oldest’s match.

I did, watching the second set. I goofed up by thinking she lost her first set because I thought the hosting school’s score was announced first, but the Junior actually won! Her set score was 6-3. Her opponent loved to top spin the ball but my kid strategized and would rally out until her competitor made a mistake. My daughter won 6-2.

Today

The hosting school today didn’t allow spectators so all I had to do was pick up and drop off. The Junior won again today: 6-0 and 6-0. She said her match only took 40 minutes. I’m happy for her.

I was worried about her performance this season because she hasn’t hit since two falls ago. With the pandemic our crew has kept to itself for months. The coach who used to give her lessons last summer had started back up in November but well, it was our choice to stay home. Two bigger competitors will be played next week. I know the Junior will do her best.

Sock Knitting

I had a good knitting session yesterday while finishing up Recipe for Persuasion (The Rajes, #2) by Sonali Dev.

Parts Done:

  1. heel flap
  2. heel turn
  3. gusset

A close up:

The anatomy of recent completions:

Patterns Being Used

Sock One

  1. Brenda’s Basic Toe-Up Sock by Brenda Vanlerberghe
  2. Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder
  3. Spooktacular and Bat-tastic by Anna Lange

Now that I’m not knitting the Halloween colorwork in the leg and have changed techniques around with this second sock, I’m using a few one different, main pattern.

Sock Two

  1. Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner
  2. Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder

Knitting In Perspective

  • Lately I’ve been feeling more content with my knitting because I’ve scheduled it in three days a week.
  • On Mondays I’ve been Zooming with Purl and Sympathy; I’m usually late but I at least catch the last hour of it. However, this makes me happy to be able to connect with other knitters. I feel like my Mondays are starting off right after a full workout.
  • I’m excited to finish this pair of socks and get more of my Time-Turner sweater done. Honestly, I’m slowly starting to dream of my next, colorwork project.
  • After I finish my Free Your Fade, I don’t think I’ll be shawl knitting for a while. I’m tired of the shifting fabric that has to be adjusted now and then even with a shawl cuff. I’m in the mood for cowls and infinity scarves that stay put.

That’s all I’ve got for today. Thank you for your good thoughts for the Junior and her SAT’s. Thanks for popping by. Oh, I get my second Moderna shot tomorrow, so pls cross your fingers for me. My husband got his second Pfizer yesterday and has been dealing with some chills and aches today. I hope this weekend is uneventful for me this time around; I’ve been keeping warm and trying to get a good night’s sleep each night. TTYS.

10 thoughts on “57 Knit for Me: Five Parts Down, Two to Go”

  1. my knitting has been minimal and I’m okay with that for now. Lovely knitting! I switched to shawl knitting for the spring summer because it’s lighter and more portable.

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    1. You make fun art in your journals. It’s like it’s great to be a multicrafter but it takes longer to get things done. I’m behind on my May journaling.

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  2. Wow, you are a super person, and super mom. That was a crazy schedule . I cant believe you got it all done. ANd you tennis girl is really winning a lot! I think Tennis has been so great for Zach’s body and mind .
    I’m sock knitting only for the next two weeks. I swear

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    1. It was somewhat stressful, but worth it in the end. Don’t even worry about the timeline for your socks. Mine have been months.

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