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

“Jesus is Coming. Look busy!”

Saw this on a bumper sticker and it cracked me up. Seriously though. What’s all the fuss about being busy. I think it is highly overrated and I’m pretty sure Jesus would agree. That being said, I want to update you on what’s been happening in the Cosmicknitter Universe. Since the Universe was not made in one day, I think I’ll see what territory I can cover in 7 days…ok, 6 days-Sunday is the Superbowl.

I finished two sweet pairs of socks in the fall. The first pair was on some self-striping commercial yarn I found at Michael’s with purple as the dominant color.  You can find my project page here: School Spirit Socks
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Oh, yes I did!

A few days back, I asked for advice on a sock I was knitting for my son.  I took the advice of the majority, which was to start over.  If the sock bothered me that much in the early stages, it would always bother me.

So I did.

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I unraveled the sock and started over.  I went from stranded knitting on 5 dpns (black needles, no less…) to knitting on one long circular.  I scrapped the stranded pattern for a solid yellow sock with the Hufflepuff mascot done in duplicate stitch.  So far, I have this:

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The knitting is neater, the ribbing is tighter and my stitches are more even.  Overall, I am very pleased with the decision.  It isn’t going to be the fancy-pants design I dreamed of, but it will be a sock I can be proud to say I made!

Thanks to everyone who sounded in, I appreciate your input.

Oh, by the way…I was not willing to try my first magic loop sock AND stranded knitting at the same time.  You’ll have to wait for that momentous event.