This week seems pretty boring. I basically just worked on socks. I need to get a pair done by end of tomorrow to meet my goal of at least one pair per month. I know I can get the Fixation (“walking”) socks done. Fingers crossed I can also get the Starry Night socks done. I think I may have made the foot too long. If so I’ll gift them to my daughter who has slightly bigger feet. 🙂 Guess I better just cast on one pair for March. 😉
I’m starting to cringe when some says they have yarn to gift me. We had some new friends over for dinner and the wife confessed to be a former knitter. They brought over a 2’x2’x2′ box stuffed with yarn since she no longer knits in good ole hot SW Florida. Most of the yarn was of reasonable quality but goodness I can’t image why I’d ever buy 12 skeins of the same color yarn (coral)!! Apparently she went thru a “knit with ribbon” phase as she has 16 skeins of OnLine 87 ribbon ( 8 each of 2 colors). I have no idea what I’m going to do with it. I found a few project pages made with the ribbon but the items were pretty god awful in my opinion. She does have some Rowan cotton/silk yarn that I’ll use to make a top although mustard yellow would not have been my first choice of color. She has a lot of dark grey “baby cashmerino” that hubby said he’d love to have a sweater made of so I’ll keep all that. Plus with my new granddaughter, I’ll be knitting baby/children sweaters the next few years.
2 MONTH REVIEW
I’m happy with how my goals are going although these “gifts” of yarn are killing my goal of having more yarn go out than come in. So I’m modifying that goal slightly. I will only count “gift yarn” as coming in if I actually use it or seriously plan to use it. So far, that’s not the case with any of my “gifted” yarn. The point of my goal was to discourage buying yarn that I might never actually knit so that goal is still in tact. I am pleased that I’m meeting my goal for 1800+ stitches per day although I know spring is when I find it hard to knit that much. Gardening work cuts into my knitting time.
This was a week of celebrating. Hubby and I celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary on the 22nd and we took oldest son and his wife out for dinner last night to celebrate his 51st birthday. We were reminded both times why we rarely eat out. Tom’s salmon was overcooked and my grouper lacked any seasoning Tuesday night. Our son’s broccoli was overcooked last night and the rice dish was tasteless. Throw in both restaurants were extremely noisy making conversation difficult. But on the plus side, I didn’t have to clean up the kitchen after my husband’s cooking which is the #1 reason we go out to dinner on our anniversary.
My hometown soccer team started off with a crushing 0-5 loss last night. It’s going to be a very long season. Glad I don’t have season tickets this year. Hope you had a great crafting week and are looking forward to the week to come.
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.