Total Block Count: 6
- Day 5: May 7, 2014
- Block #66
- Yarn: Three Irish Girls Springvale Sock in “Freya”
Comments: What a gorgeous color! I knit this in a couple different sittings because things have been so hectic at home. It’s nice to keep this at the table for those times when Knittymunchkin is playing with his food & generally stalling at the dinner table (he probably would never eat if he didn’t have to!). One thing I’ve noticed about myself lately is that I can’t stand having idle hands when I’m waiting around for something or someone.
- Day 6: May 8, 2014
- Block #67
- Yarn: Mystery Sock Yarn (Plymouth Happy Feet?)
Comments: This yarn came from another knitter’s mini destash and arrived without any yarn info. I think most people don’t care as much as I do about keeping track of what their minis are and where they come from. For me, it’s kind of a fun way to record the project and it’s interesting to see when and how I received each mini. This feels a lot to me like Plymouth Happy Feet, but you just never know. This block was knit in the ideal setting of sitting in a coffee shop with my good friend Troy, chatting & relaxing. The perfect knitting therapy! However, I did manage to screw up this most simple of projects and had to basically knit the block twice. So much for trying to choose something I could knit whilst talking at the same time. But I’m staying on schedule :)
Last time I was discussing the black borders a bit and my friend Josiane left me a comment on the subject mentioning it would be interesting to see the effect when I share photos of the blanket itself, not just individual blocks. I think this will be incredibly difficult to photograph when it’s finished since it’s going to be so huge, but I can share some photos along the way and do my best when it’s complete. Here’s a photo of part of the strip I have in progress at the moment:
It’s looking like posting a photo every single day is going to be a bit difficult with all the other stuff going on in my life. But every other day seems reasonable so far. I’m enjoying sharing with you and the opportunity to put a little more time into my blog than I have been for the past couple years. Plus, reflecting on the journey of adding a little knitting to each day is an interesting exercise in self-awareness.
As if I didn’t already have enough to do, and enough yarn in my stash, I’m seriously considering signing up for Camp Loopy 2014 this year. I don’t know why I always thought this was a real life camp, but it’s not. It’s virtual camp. So that means I can totally go! I’m a little intimidated since this is my first time and many knitters are already seasoned campers, but it sounds like a good challenge and a fun time. I planted the seed in Troy’s head so maybe I can cajole him into joining me (Jess, how bout you? C’mon….you know you want to!). I’ll keep you posted; it’s coming up soon!