Episode 9

It’s January 21, and all the podcasters are reviewing how 2021 went for them, and what their goals are for 2022. I don’t think I’ll be doing that. 2021 wasn’t a bad year for me, by any means, but I definitely didn’t have a ton of knitting mojo. I ended up being too crazy at work to make it to ZK 2021, and from there, I pretty much just didn’t knit a whole lot, and that’s why I didn’t podcast either! But I’ll get to that after I share my current knitting progress.

Off The Needles

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C2C Baby Blanket. This flew off the needles hook. I used Premier Yarns Everyday DK, and literally used all of it, so there is a net zero on my in and out for 2022. I totally remember why I loved crochet forever. It is terribly rhythmic and I can pretty much zone out while I am working on it. Yes, I do still have to look more than some of my knitting, but it’s still totally relaxing. Especially if there is no shaping, etc.

This is an unwashed photo of it – so it looks a little wonky!


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Turkish Bed Socks in 24 Stripe Advent from The Cozy Knitter. I whipped these off my needles in a weekend. I always love how quickly they work up. I managed to use every gram of this skein as well!


WIPS

Right now I am just trying to get some lingering projects that have been staring at me. Partial skeins and half-finished projects.


Under The Boardwalk Footies (Rav only) are my go-to for short socks. They have a few quick short rows to help them stay up, and a classic heel flap and gusset. Mine take about 35g of yarn, so I can usually get a pair out of a skein after I have knit full-length socks.

These are knit in Desert Vista Dyeworks in Nashville Nights. The deep blue does bleed on my fingers a little, so I have to work on them when I am not wearing a light colored shirt, but the yarn is lovely.



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Vanilla Socks on Artistic Yarn By Abi. These are in Dios de los Muertos, and use a deep black for the toes, heels, and cuffs. I love Abi’s yarn. It’s always terribly colorfast, and super soft. These have been on the needles for some time, so it’s nice to be making some progress on them.


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Another pair of Under The Boardwalk Shorties using Turtle Purl Yarns in Trench Coat.