2022: Wk of Jan 9-15; WIPs Update


Made good progress on my Tennarisukka socks. I just love the bright colorful yarns. I’ve completed the heels and I’m working up the legs so I believe I may have an FO next week!! I plan to use both the toe and heel colors as stripes on the cuff. I’ve put the two socks back on a large circular needle so I can’t knit them 2 at a time. I want the pattern to match as I go up the legs. I made a mistake in the pattern on the foot which won’t be noticeable with shoes on. I don’t want to make a mistake on the leg since it will be more visible. Can’t wait to get to wear them.


The vanilla “walking” socks are coming along. I got the heel on one and only have a few more rows on the second sock before needing to make its’ heel. The heel really isn’t conducive to knit while walking so I got it done Saturday afternoon sitting on the lanai.

The decision to have “walking’ socks though has promoted the need to buy more Fixation yarn. Since I’m still learning, the thicker, spandex yarn is much easier to knit without looking. I didn’t bring enough Fixation yarn from home for these “walking” projects so I “had” to order more Fixation yarn. Since yarn shops are not plentiful in SW Florida, I figured the $5 shipping was cheaper than the gas to visit the nearest yarn shop. I happily have some fun colors on the way!!


See, two weeks into the year and my knitting projects are already changing!! Fortunately it does not affect my knitting goal of a pair of socks per month. Goals definitely work better than projects if I want to check off completions.


Neither the Heldig Tank nor the Stephen West Cables Shawl got much attention this week so no picture update. I will be working on the tank today. It needs some concentration time as I’m spitting the front into the right and left sides. Seems I was always watching TV this past week so I need the more mindless knitting of my socks. I will get back to getting the top done as I’m in the home stretch! I lost my last cable needle Tuesday which is why the shawl is on hold. I ordered more but they won’t arrive until this Wednesday. I could use a paper clip if I had one. Not a big deal since there is no timetable that the shawl needs to be done by.


Some of my time this past week has been focused on finding a new condo in Florida for snowbirding. Sadly this is the second time in three years that the owner of our rental condo has decided to retire requiring us to find a new rental. Fortunately we have a lead for a rental condo in the complex for next year so fingers crossed. Not as nice as the one we are currently in but still nice. The long term plan is likely to buy a home/condo but we’d like to put it off at least several years. Hubby wants to move to Florida for it’s zero income tax as well as hot weather. Apparently, so does everyone else!!

Hope you had a great crafting week. Maybe an FO or two in next week’s post!! I love this t-shirt my daughter-in-law gave me for Christmas. It’s so true.

This is a year of projects (YOP) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fiber activities, then update your blog each week. Plans can be calendar year (like mine) or mid-year start (like many). Following the plan is optional and creates some of the fun of posts. YOP is in it’s 11th year. It’s my second in the group.


20 thoughts on “2022: Wk of Jan 9-15; WIPs Update

  1. Your shirt is SO PERFECT!
    I’m sorry you are going to need to move your stuff, again. Moving, even a short distance, is a hassle.
    Your socks are all coming along so fantastically! I hope your knit and walk projects continue to be a delightful success!

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  2. You have such lovely colors on both pair of socks. I like the idea of using the toe and heel yarn to stripe the cuff. I feel so ‘bad’ for you having to order Fixation yarn online. I bet the colors you ordered are super pretty too. Will be fun to see them when they arrive.

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  3. I love that first pair of socks, what a fun yarn and stitch pattern. That’s a shame about your condo but hopefully you’ll find one that suits you. I’d rather pay tax than move somewhere hot, I’m such a wimp in the heat.

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    1. Hubby needs the heat which is part of the discussion. I can’t see myself staying in Florida if he’s not around (he’s 75 years old). I teased him that not buying is keeping him alive as there are a lot of widows down here who’s husband has died within a few years after buying a place.

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    1. I’m so happy I found AlwaysBeKind yarns while searching for Christmas sock yarn on Etsy. Just love her rainbow bright yarn. She calls it Christmas Lights but I just plan to wear then as bright summer socks.


  4. Zero income tax in Florida? How did I not know this! It is amazing it is not over-run with retirees (oh wait, maybe it is). Love your sock progress and that speckled one reminds me of one of my favourite ice cream flavours. Yum!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, the same for me. A pair a month seems simple until I realize that getting 8 pairs last year was a major accomplishment. Getting sweaters done as well as socks is the issue as I also have lots of sweaters I want to knit


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