This is not-a-post, not much of one, about the not-a-sock I’ve been knitting. If you check out the post I made before this one and the post I’ll (probably) make after, they are about socks. Specifically they are about the Cirque Socks I’m working on for myself and have masterfully manipulated many of you into knitting along with me.
But right now I’m not knitting socks. I never was much of a monogamous knitter. I’ve always been a cheater and I’m cheating on my socks with my Something Blue shawl. Last time you saw it, the shawl looked about like this…
… and now it looks like a messy blue thing.
It happens. When you knit a shawl, it quickly becomes too big to be spread out on the needles and temporarily turns into a big squished up pile of yarn. Let me tell you, when your shawl looks like that its hard to come up with anything interesting to show your blog.
Which is why you’re getting the not-a-post. I just wanted to check in and fess up to my cheating ways. I needed a break from the little bitty cables on US Size 2 needles. So I spent this afternoon out in the warm sun making easy lace on stinking big US size 9 needles.
I’ll get back to my socks in a bit, probably after the sun goes down and I start to feel chilly. When my toes get cold I’m sure I’ll give my socks some love and attention. Until then I’ll be over in the sun making happy sounds at my big squished up pile of blue.
"There is no failure. Only feedback." - Robert Allen
26 Comments on "Not A Sock"
I got here today by following the email notification. If I try to get to Roving Crafters any other way, it takes me all the way back to 2015 on the old blog. Something is wrong Dear.
Hmm. Sounds like a routing glitch. I wonder if any other readers are having that issue.
This is why we have WIP’s. I’m really surprised at myself that I only have one knitting project going right now. Oh wait! I have two! I forgot about a shawl I started in March that I have not worked on since August! Okay, now I feel like a normal knitter.
Does having a felting project long overdue on the back burner count too?
Oh, goodness! Don’t feel bad about your shawl. I have a bedspread that I started about two years ago that I’ve abandoned for nine months at a time! In my defence, it’s for a queen sized bed and I live in Louisiana where we have maybe three months out of the year when it’s not miserably hot. I pulled it out a few days ago to work on it and the temperatures promptly shot back up into the ninety’s! I figure I’ll have it finished somewhere around March of 2018, lol!
Big blankets are indeed tricky. You have to sit under them to make them. If its blanket weather that is great. But if its not, then making a blanket can be miserable.
Menopausal hot flashes combined with hypothyroidism chills add to the fun, lol!
They only count if you let them! But its so hard to stay with just one project so why try? This yarn thing is for fun. Its not irresponsible and there should be no guilt allowed!
Yes more than one unfinished and probably to be frogged project in my pile oh well 😂
Nope, no crying. There is no crying in knitting!
Casting on and trying is a good learning experience, that is what I say. Not all projects are meant to be finished after all.
Socks do take forever. All those little stitches to make… and make… and make.
Sometimes you just need a big-yarn project. You can see lots of progress and use up that yarn!
Why you two-timing huzzy! LOL; been there done that. I have five projects going on at this time myself. I’ll work on one diligently for a while and then back to another one for a minuet, an hour or maybe even a day or two and then on to another one. Variety is the spice of life ya’ know.
Does that make you a five-timing huzzy? 😛
Variety does keep things fresh. I think it keeps us in love with the craft. I know that for myself if knitting becomes a duty then it feels like a job. Then I don’t want to do it. Just being onrey but I don’t love my knitting if I HAVE to knit. And dividing my time between WIP’s is the perfect way to feel like I am relaxing and playing and not worrying over deadlines.
Yep, I’m a Five-timer (or more). Exactly, we do not want our yarny good times to become work or drudgery; otherwise, it’s not fun at all. Hope you have had a great weekend. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Love it! And variety keeps boredom from setting in. Plus, as Jenn notes, a “have to” becomes work and who wants the thing they do for pleasure to become drudgery?
Exactly. There shouldn’t be any “have to’s” in knitting. Life has enough of those. Knitting, for me, is about the freedom to do what I like!