2022: Wk of 9/25 – 10/1; Autumn Socks FO & Charlie Harper Project Bag


I just missed my stitch goal of knitting 1800 stitches per day in September although I’m still meeting that goal on a yearly basis. I am not surprised since I had 3 travel days where I wasn’t able to knit much. Turns out the months with week long wedding celebrations resulted in missing my stitches knit goal. I’m okay with that. 🙂 I started 3 projects and finished one although I’m tempted to count my autumn socks since they were so close to finished.


This has been a rough week. After returning from our Outer Banks/Delaware trip, we discovered we have a leak somewhere in our water system. We collect rain water from our roof which is stored in a cistern under our front yarn. So far we have confirmed the leak isn’t a sink/toilet. We are trying to determine if the cistern has developed a leak or the pipe from the cistern to the house. I suspect the recent concrete work my husband insisted on has caused the crack and leak.😖 Then the driveway repair this past week has been slow and resulted in accidentally cutting our internet/cable so I’m currently sitting at Starbucks as I write this using the free wifi. I’m getting my steps in since it’s 1/3 mile to the street where we have to park our car.👟

Hurricane Ian did damage the roof of our oldest son’s home in North Port, FL. He also lost the fence at his home. I believe our grandson’s home in North Port has serious water damage. Fortunately our son’s home in Gainesville, FL was unaffected as was our daughter’s home in Charleston, SC when Ian came ashore a second time. We are very fortunate that the condo we have rented for this winter made it through without a scratch. Some of the trees got blown over in the condo complex but the complex seems to have survived the hurricane well.


Got my autumn socks off the needles in time to wear with my autumn cowl this fall!! It will be fun to wear these in support of the Cincinnati Bengals football team as well as fall in general. I think it is interesting how at 68 stitches the orange pooled while at 64 stitches the orange striped. So I have pooled orange on the foot and stripes on the leg. I like it that way.

Now I have to focus on finishing the baby blanket and get back to knitting my hubby’s sweater. Then I can start thinking about casting on another pair of socks. Maybe Christmas colorwork socks!?


I did end up making a project bag with the Charlie Harper fabric. I LOVE IT!! It is quite small; perfect for a pair of socks, especially if using 9″ circulars and 50g or less yarn balls. It’s only 7″ wide at the top and 4″x3″ at the bottom. It’s about 9″ tall. I have enough to make a second sock size bag. Charlie Harper was a Cincinnati based American artist well known for his stylized animal illustrations. I picked up the soccer ball charm at Michaels to use as a zipper pull.

Hope you have a wonderful week of crafting. This is a year of projects (YOP12) 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 started it’s 12th year in July and I’m starting my third year in the group. I’ve been knitting for six years.


12 thoughts on “2022: Wk of 9/25 – 10/1; Autumn Socks FO & Charlie Harper Project Bag

  1. With all the travel you did last month I can see how your stitch goal was slightly low. I hope the leak is not hard to find and repair. How nice that you collect rain water. Very earth friendly! So glad no one in your family was hurt during Ian. Sorry to hear there was some property damage though. I thought of you when the storm warnings were rolling in. I have a niece in Ellenton and she got some damage but nothing major. Ian turned inland sooner than predicted or she would have been in line with a direct hit. Your “bengal” socks will be perfect for game time.

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    1. Glad your niece is okay. Truthfully we are earth friendly because a) when we built the house there was no city water, and b) it will cost upwards of $50K to now bring city water from the road to our house.


  2. Hope you are able to find the leak quickly. Water is always tricky. Glad to hear your family is safe. Your socks are great for the Fall, it’s a bonus that you can wear them to support your team!

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    1. Thanks. It’s going to be a process to figure out where the leak is. 😦 The socks were fun. I’ll be glad to get this blanket finished so that I can get back to my hubby’s sweater where I at least enjoy the softness of the yarn.

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  3. Your socks and project bag look great. That is interesting how much the pattern changed just on how many stitches, I wouldn’t have expected such a big variation with just a few stitches difference. My Michigan friends were down in Naples when the storm hit, they’d driven some stuff down for their new condo. Luckily their condo and they were ok, I’m glad your kids were too.

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  4. Love those socks! Yes, Ian had me slightly worried about my people in Florida and South Carolina; the ones in Sarasota are no longer living, or they would have been flooded out! But stepson and family, and cousins, all are fine with no damage.

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