I’m only getting a bit of time each day but the progress is happening. I’m just past the mid way mark on both heels. Once they’re as long as they are wide they’ll be completed and I’ll be ready to knit back into the round again and continue on the foot!
While I don’t have a whole lot of spare time, I am spending what I do have doing things I love most in order to maximize that free time. That means today I spent a portion setting up the start of my circular sock knitting machine (handle attached to the base, 72 needles inserted and individually tested) and then I spent the rest of it spinning up the last of my merino / tencel blend from Three Waters Farm.
Tomorrow I should be able to ply my three bobbins together and fingers crossed that I’ll end up with a really lovely yarn to knit into something exquisite. We’ll just have to see!
In the meantime I am also continuing on my socks, I’ve been a bit neglectful of them so I’m still working on the heel flap, but I’ll get there. I hope everyone is staying safe.
It has been quite some time since I posted a daily mailbox, but I’ve been diving into World of Warcraft again here and there, so, why not! The excess gold was sent from alts who were crafting bracers & pants with it, the rest is some simple transmog sales. Nothing too fancy.
I’m thinking I need to try to crochet a few of these guys with some scraps! The pattern is currently free and found here. Enjoy!
Of course like many I’m playing Animal Crossing on the Switch. I just had to create a yarn room. It’s one of many rooms I hope to create, and my favourite by far.
Don’t forget, Blapril is going on, you can see my other posts under the same tag to see what it’s all about – so far I’m feeling alright and doing my part posting every day, but we’ll see how long I can keep it up for.
Above – my socks! Heel flaps are coming along. I’m alternating between pairs so I can keep tension some what the same, and so that they count as ‘two at a time’ (to stave off second sock syndrome where I get very bored and don’t ever knit the second sock). They’ll be little ankle socks, and I’m excited to continue back in the round once these flaps are done.
I’ve started working on the heel flap along 1/2 the sock. This will go on until the heel makes a square (as long as it is wide) and then I’ll start shaping the heel.
I’ve been playing a lot of animal crossing lately – and for the first time ever decided to get into a little bit of designing. I created the Quail Cove flag (pictured above) that I just adore. I’ve also been looking at other QR codes like Hufflepuff outfits, and I can’t wait to lay down some path around my place leading to buildings. So far, I’m just having a great time with all of it.
While technically I am knitting them two at a time, I’m using two 9″ circulars, my needles of choice. I’m making the pattern up as I go along, but I think they’ll be fraternal pairs, and short ankle type socks. We’ll just have to see!
Here’s hoping I finish them this #Blapril2020 but if not that’s OK too. I’ve been trying to get a bit of creative stuff done each day to ease some stress, but sometimes it’s just not possible.
I’ve been playing some minecraft with friends lately to try to curb the onslaught of negative news that comes my way on a daily basis. It’s a lot of fun, even if I haven’t been able to stick around for any great length of time, and today I finally found the village that I would call my own.
I set up my blocks, and proceeded to clean up the area by removing trees and fixing homes that were damaged during the village’ creation process. The game doesn’t know that the ground the village sits on isn’t flat, so things go a little wonky with these pre-generated homes.
Still, it’s nice to have a place of my own!