I joined The Handmade Sock Society’s Season Two sock club this week. Since the theme is “A Sanctuary by the Sea, I thought it fitting that the project yarn I’m using is Knitpicks Stroll in the colorway Seashell Tonal. I love the soft pink and grays of this yarn!
You can find my project notes here.
One more thing – I’ve started a pottery blog, The Insomniac Potter. I hope you’ll pay us a visit!
An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts. John Junor
Here’s a look at what’s come off my pottery wheel these last few days. I’ve been practicing this particular shape, which finally jelled a couple of days ago. I hope you like them.
Low fire red clay
Getting more comfortable with shape, still
needs practice but coming along🙂
Thanks for reading!
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do over 279 stitch i-cord cast on is in my rearview mirror. Finally. On to short rows!
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. Brian Tracy
Despite my vow to myself that I’d not start anything new until my WIPs were finished, I found I could’t exist one more day without at least casting on the Abella Pullover from Knitpicks Sunday Morning patterns and so caved. A word to the wise – Beware the 279 stitch i-cord cast on. 🤪
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. Jonathan Kozol
Here are a few of the projects I’m working on at the moment –
Clockwise from left: Whatever Socks, Malabrigo Sock, Indiecita colorway for me. These are a variation of Hermione’s Everyday Socks using (I think) a linen stitch, Sunburst Lichen Cowl, in a really pretty blue mystery yarn and last, a pair of Simple Skype Socks for Babydaddy using Fingerpaints Supersock Self Striping from Cherry Tree Hill Yarn, in the Java Jive colorway.
From the pottery wheel
Unfired pots, using low fire red clay
A couple more days of drying time and then they’ll be ready to bisque fire, the first step toward a finished pot.
NEWS FLASH – Unfortunately, the darker, larger pot didn’t make it through the first firing. ☹️
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. Janis Joplin
I’m finished with the Christmas gift knitting which, unfortunately, was started way later than it should have. Yay anyway because she loved it and didn’t mind giving it back to be finished right after opening.❤️❤️❤️
Sunburst Lichen Cowl
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar
Something fast, something that gives (almost) immediate gratification. I’m in the middle of a sweater, a huge crocheted shawl, a pair of socks, a dog sweater and the cutest flag garland ever. I’m not counting my Christmas knitting — it’s not the last minute yet and I don’t want to let the cat out of the gift bag. Anyhow, despite my vow to not start anything new until the WIPs are at least a little bit under control, I caved. I needed a project that offered some immediate gratification. Rav served up the perfect pattern, Leafy Washcloth. I knit up the first one last evening and it’s blocking as I type this.
I used some Sugar and Cream cotton that I had around and size 7 straight needles, filling the immediate gratification bill perfectly. Feels so good to have a FO!
The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it. Mal Pancoast