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ReginaMary Messa

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Don’t Stop Me Now

I’m on a roll.
Two consecutive posts? I think this is a first.  I named these “Dead On My Feet” because the yarn is part of Lolodidit‘s Pretty Little Zombies, in the “I :heart: Michonne” colorway on the plush sock base.

Dead On My Feet
Dead On My Feet

I did the usual 2×2 ribbing and generic leg, two at a time magic loop on a 40″ 2 US Addi Sock Rockets.  I heard the Fish Lips Kiss Heel mentioned on a number of podcasts, so I thought I would give it a go.  I completed the sock with a round toe and kitchener finish.  If you don’t own the FLKH pattern, I recommend you do.  The designer charges $1.00 (I know!!)  and it is definitely something to keep in your bag o’ tricks.  It is easy, quick and makes a smooth turn without any gaps.  I don’t think it will replace the heel flap/gusset for me, because I am hard on my socks, but it is nice for when you want very little interruption in the pattern of your yarn.

On a different topic.  I have been toying with the idea of podcasting for about a year now.  I recorded my first episode the other day.  At the risk of disappointing the knitting world, I have decided against it.  For now.  I think it goes back to yesterday’s quote about busy-ness.  I do not fare well when my obligation/option ratio is out of whack and I certainly don’t want anything knitting related to be an obligation.  One of the designers I follow put out an all-call for test knitters.  I was not one of those selected.  Later that day I watched one of my favorite podcasts, The Gentle Knitter, and she spoke of how little she knit for pleasure because she was regularly asked to be a test knitter-knitting to deadlines, taking copious notes and unable to share her work with those who follow her program.  Not my kinda gig.  Is it yours?  If so, why?  Has there ever been a time when you didn’t enjoy knitting?  I can think of one or two times myself.  I am curious to hear your experiences.  Is this a ‘thing’?

Tomorrow, I’ll share another recently finished object and more observations on podcasting.

Trufax:  Today’s Saint of the Day is St. Aldegunais (who I have never heard of…).  She is patron of cancer suffers and wounds.  Let’s keep those who are suffering in mind today.

Be well,

Regina

3 comments on “Don’t Stop Me Now

  1. That’s an interesting sock, I shall look up the pattern 🙂
    I agree. It can be so easy to lose the joy of a craft. We need to protect it. Outside influences with our hobby where it can verge with some kind of payment can disturb our natural creative balance.

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      Yes, and I’ll speak to that tomorrow. Thank you for responding. 🙂

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  2. knitterjules says:

    I love the name you gave your socks! 😀

    I can definitely relate to the need to try and balance the obligation/option ratio in my knitting- that’s a great way of putting it. I really enjoy knitting for other people, but I tend to leave the end date very vague as otherwise I just end up feeling horribly stressed and the joy is taken away from the knitting entirely. And I especially don’t want to knit my stress into items that I want to give away to people I care about!

    I was actually thinking about how to work out what you want from your knitting (and how to achieve it), in my recent blog post- if you’d like to check it out it’s headed – ‘How to have a happy knitting year!” – https://knittingthroughthebackloop.blog/2018/01/21/how-to-have-a-happy-knitting-year/

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