My brain is full and I’m ready to head home tomorrow from my work conference. My travel socks didn’t get as much work as I had hoped at the conference. A lot of the days I chose not to carry my backpack and just a small clutch so I could move around the conference better. Which means less knitting but a healthier back and less foot pain.
I have seven hours of travel tomorrow so my goal is to double this progress and at least get through the full rainbow. Do you think I can make it?
I have a quick work conference this week so of course none of my current knitting would work. I DEFINITELY needed to cast on something new!
I pulled some vintage KirbyWirby sock yarn from my stash. This one is her Rose Apothecary Remix color. I hand wound this into a big ball and I had a wee little toe for my flight halfway across the country.
I strategically got an aisle seat so I could knit comfortably on the first flight leg, but was not so lucky on leg number two. So I read my book for the last two hours. I am reading the latest Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum book. Yeah, I know they are all the same but I find that comforting!
Now I’m off to learn a whole bunch! Happy Knitting!!
I have hit the wall of spring slog and busy season at work. I have had ZERO energy to do anything crafty. But yesterday was sunshine and breezy where outdoors beckoned to me. I pulled some of the fiber I got from a destash sale.
This batt comes from Hipstrings and its a mix of Merino and Rambouillet fiber. It’s spinning very nicely. I didn’t get much on to the wheel before life interrupted. So I am counting this as easing back in.
I was able to snag a spot on one of the couches this week instead of a folding chair. That really felt the height of luxury! Gymnastics will be winding down for the year and PB will take the summer off. I have a 50% chance she will want to take up new classes in the fall. We will cross that bridge later!
Mother Nature threw a late cold snap at us and I took the luxury of one last fire in the fireplace before spring starts in earnest. It’s been WINDY here so this cold rainy day is a nice break.
I’m getting really close to finished color number two in my Chromatic Yarns ZigZag blanket. The next skein up is still mainly purple but will add in some pinks to break up the purples. I am still working 50+ hours at my day job during busy season so my crafting mojo is LOW. And I’ve set intentions to move more so I have reengaged to play competitive volleyball one to two times a week to add cardio to my life. So far I have hurt my foot on day one!
How To Survive Accounting Conference Lectures: KNITTING!!
I did really well through the morning sessions but I was dragging after lunch. The economists started talking about statistics and I had to break out the knitting to stay awake since I don’t consume caffeine after lunch. I finished exactly one stripe on my Punch Bug Vanilla Socks and decided life was to short for boring classes so I left the conference early to get a jump start on my 2.5 hour drive home.
The winds here in Kansas have been brutal this spring. It was a long hard drive home and I literally collapsed in bed after my kids went to bed last night. Time for coffee and head off to work!
I’m off to an accounting conference today and got some bonus hotel knitting in last night. The conference was JUST far enough away that I didn’t want to leave my house at 4:45 am so I drove down early.
A fluffy bed, no kids, no responsibilities meant a whole evening of uninterrupted knitting. I am still working on stripe number two in my Chromatic Yarns Chevron blanket. It really does take 35-45 minutes to do a full row and return row. But I’m finding my groove and getting really excited about this project. I’ll have to pull out my purse sock for the conference today as this blanket is definitely too unwieldly!
Look at me following through on plans! I pulled my first finished tube of my Punch Bug Vanilla Socks and cut in my afterthought heel.
I used the leftovers from the first 50 grams to knit this heel. I tried to put the colors where a color wouldn’t touch itself. I also took note of how many grams I need to do the second sock with the color management I have had to do.
I really like how the heel turned out. I have my own “recipe” for an afterthought heel that adds the depth I need by adding some plain rows in to the basic toe shape. I was a little miffed that I JUST missed ending in yellow and a few pops of orange. Oh well!
I have reached another adult milestone, my allergies have changed. I have been miserable for months with clogged sinuses and ears. So I am trying a hybrid ENT and Allergy practice. They wanted to test my reactions so I did a full fledged skin test for the first time in 15 years. So there I sat in a paper gown DESPERATELY trying not to itch, so I knit!
I’m still on my second Punch Bug Vanilla Sock. I think *maybe* I have added another color stripe since I last showed you all. But this is my travel purse knitting that only gets worked on outside of the house.
The nurse was very complimentary of my knitting and then exclaimed “Whelp, you are allergic to ALL of Kansas!”. To which I responded, no shit! And she was kind enough to slather me in Benadryl and give me a sample Zyrtec. These socks might see some mileage now that I will be getting allergy shots every three weeks where I need to wait 20 minutes to make sure I don’t die.
I am using all Chromatic Yarns DK. The first skein was called Metagaming Pigeon and the Second is called Eldritch Blast. I used Eldritch blast to make a knitted bralette some time ago.
I think the two sets of colors really look nice up against one another. I have a pseudo rainbow type thing planned that will end again with the Metagaming Pigeon color. For some reason my stash had two of the same color so I thought it would be cool to begin and end with matching yarn.