Is it any surprise that knitting is in my creative space today? I finally cast on the sock that was on my to-do list. When I took it to knitting group tonight, I think everyone was shocked that I didn’t bring a crochet project. I was shocked that most of them had brought crochet projects.
While we’re still on the subject of knitting, let me tell you a little gauge story. A few weeks ago when I had a lot on my mind and life was kind of crazy, I did a gauge swatch for this sock. I got the proper amount of stitches and then abandoned the sock until I was on retreat. Last weekend was so relaxed and peaceful. Can you guess what happened when I cast on? Yep. The sock was huge! I had to go down a needle size and eliminate four stitches. (I refused to go down to a size 0 needle.) Just an example of how our mood and emotions can affect our craft.
progress report: In case you are following along, I’m almost finished that to-do list of mine. The two linen skirts have been hemmed and the drawstring has been converted to an elastic waistband so they hang more evenly. I also took pictures for some etsy listings. Just need to find the time to get them listed. Maybe Friday?
pattern notes: Yarn is Sockittome by Cherry Tree Hill Yarn. Pattern is Diagonal Lace Socks by Wendy Johnson from Socks from the Toe Up. You can download the pattern for free, but make sure to check the errata on ravelry before you start knitting.