I joked in last week’s post about my buying of knitting supplies and indeed it has continued this week too. My coming to Florida has definitely resulted in weekly purchases. Week 1: I discovered that I forgot my stitch counting o-ring markers so I ordered a new set. Week 2: I ripped out my sweater and ordered a new sweater project bag as “retail therapy”. Week 3: I ordered white sock yarn when I discovered the white yarn I’d brought for my advent socks was the wrong thickness. I ordered red as well to use for berries and poinsettias. Week 4: I ordered a wooden yarn bowl as I needed something to hold the rewound balls while reknitting my “non” shellseeker sweater. I’m curious to see what I’ll decide I need in Week 5…. I do have a hole in a sock that needs darning……and I do like those darning eggs…..
I’m happy to report that Twice Sheered Sheep stands by their products and thus sent me a replacement for the row counter that broke. I have found these row counters essential as it has been the only row counter that really works for me. This time I got the cute ladybug as the charm at the end of the counter. The cat charm was cute but the tail would catch on my knitting.
This week I worked on my “non” shellseeker and I made a little progress on my daughter’s top. Even though the lace panel is a pretty simple pattern, I’ve found I need to concentrate. Trying to knit while watching Grocery Girls’ youtube resulted in having to rip out rows.
KNITTING PLAN MODIFICATION
A friend shared her plan for 2021. In addition to project goals, she included some knitting goals such as learning a new knitting technique. I decided to add goals to my plan. Indeed I already had some projects in my plan that reflected my knitting goals, such as my colorwork advent socks, but I like having the flexibility to change a project while still meeting a goal.
- Make something brioche
- Track number of stitches knitter per day/Develop progress keeper habit
- Track stitches per project so as to set stitches goals as well as project goals
- Make a hat
- Make something with colorwork
- Make Ravelry Queue match Knitting Plan
- Clean out Ravelry Favorites
Also this week I volunteered as a sample knitter for AGirlAndHerWool. I love her premise of selling her skeins the size you want instead of 50g or 100gr only. Thus you order just the amount of yarn you need to knit a pair of socks for example. I saw a blog post of her 2020 Advent calendar yarns and can’t wait to order her 2021 one. So if I get asked to do a sample knit, that will get substituted into my plan.