I’m so happy October is here! It’s my favorite month by far. October is awesome because of so many things… the holidays kick off with halloween, fall starts (although we are having another heatwave here!), the trees start turning colors (ok, maybe not so much in california). October is the month when the 27th really matters (my birthday, yay!). Quick update on some things:
The past few weeks have been a combination of being too busy, being too lazy to write, or both. I missed out on WipW last week, but I’m still working on the same few projects so other than a small amount of progress there is nothing new to report. I did finish the first hedera sock and cast on the second right after finishing the first, doing my best to avoid SSS (second sock syndrome). (Here is the first one in its almost finished state, once you’re past the heel gusset it goes quite quick)
Safire is moving along, the body is mainly done. I was avoiding picking up the neckline stitches because I was afraid that it wouldn’t come out ok, it’s not perfect but it doesn’t look bad. As much as it kills me, I just need to let that go. Nothing I make is going to be perfect, at least not for a long time. Feeling ok about the imperfections in knitting is taking me a while to accept but in the end it does give a project more character. RIGHT??? Sorry for the crummy picture, and yes thats a long knitting needle holding the front closed.
A bit over a week ago I went to a free-form knitting workshop at the newly re-opened Artfibers in SF. I’m SO excited to have them so close to my work, and it makes my yarn-diet all that much more painful. The workshop was fun and interesting, and I got to try out a bunch of yummy new yarn! Somehow I kept being drawn to all the gorgeous reds…
Here is my knitted free-form piece:
Its a fun stash-busting idea!