An update, after all this time! I made a little mistake reading from my vanilla socks pattern—The row count for the sock was sized for my size instead of Jason’s, so after binding off the toe and trying it on I was both pleased and saddened to know that they fit perfectly. It spent a good week waiting in the project bag to be frogged and reworked, I needed to muster up the strength in me to make sure I wasn’t going to keep this pair and just make him some plain grey ones instead.
Up top you’ll find a condyle order I’m knitting for Bapsicrafts—this one’s gonna be on its way to the East Coast this Friday. Oh, and a bar of handmade soap by Daffodil Gems, a local seller I met during a show this past fall. Keeping handmade soaps in my project bags was a good idea. My knits smell amazing.
A lot of things have gone on between my last post and now—I made some effort to connect with more old friends and improve my health, and all knitting that wasn’t for Bapsicrafts orders fell off the map. I didn’t make nearly as much progress as I hoped I would for Jason’s Domino socks, but he seems okay with it not making it in his hands by Christmas (for a pair of painstakingly hand-knit gift socks, he better be okay with it).
My yarn stash isn’t shrinking at the rate I initially wanted, but I’ve taken the time to really enjoy other aspects of the crafting process. Things like fine-tuning the knit-object washing/maintenance process, handling tool storage, and even design. It’s helping me deepen my love for the craft, and I’m looking forward to what 2015 will bring.
By the way: NaJoWriMo is right around the corner and I’m planning to participate. If you’ve heard of NaNoWriMo, you may have a gist of what it’s about. NaJoWriMo is a month-long challenge for you to journal every day. The goals and limits are all up to you. You can click here to learn more about the challenge, and maybe join me this January if you’re up for it! Linking up with KCCO at Frontierdreams.