WIP Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! This week feels like it is flying. I think it is because Elliot is refusing to nap and the days go faster when I miss my down time at naps.

I started a new pair of socks on Monday. They are plain vanilla socks. As part of my yarn diet I’m trying to work in my old yarn instead of just using the new yarn that I buy. I realize there should not be an issue with LIFO inventory management of yarn, but it really bugs me.

I think that it bugs me because I know that years ago, when I was a new knitter, I bought a lot of crappy yarn. I am knitting socks on a rotation, one pair knit with nice yarn, one pair knit with cheap yarn. My goal is to eventually work through the craft store yarn. Sadly, I have a lot of cheap yarn to get through.

These socks are knit in Deborah Norville Serenity. There is nothing wrong with this yarn, it just isn’t the kind of yarn I prefer to work with. It does wear like iron though – I knit a pair of socks for myself in this yarn in 2010, they still look as good as new. I am thinking I’ll make these socks for Mary-Claire, unless she never responds to my text asking if she wants them. If she snubs me I’ll make them for my Aunt Kathy; she has small feet and loves hand knits.20190116_1338281787704851689566919.jpg

I’m also working away on the Hoarfrost shawl. I LOVE it. The pattern is knitting up springy and delightful. I am about 2/3 of the way through the garter pattern. I’m looking forward to getting to the lace, but I fear I won’t remember to order new printer ink before I get to the point where I need to print the pattern. If someone could text me tonight to remind me to place an order with Amazon that would be great. 20190116_133933-18657345082277061900.jpg

I think I’ll pull out the sweater that has been in hibernation since Christmas of 2014 soon. I think I’ll like it once it is done, and I think I have the patience for working on a project that takes 15 minutes each row.

What are you working on right now? If you are trying to reduce your stash this year, how is that going?

8 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday

  1. As far as craft store yarn goes, that one isn’t too bad at least. But I feel your pain definitely. I’d always rather have a premium merino blend! 🙂 I was thinking just yesterday that I should pull out the blanket that’s been in hibernation for two years. Maybe we’ll be tricked into thinking they’re new again?

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  2. I have some craft store sock yarn around here that I should cast on. Your sock looks great! I love the shawl too.
    When my son (who will be 16 this weekend) was refusing to nap we instituted a required rest period: 30 minutes laying on his bed looking at books. If he was tired he’d fall asleep. It worked well for that transition time between needing a nap and not. Now he naps regularly without being told:)

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