Sorry I’m late for the latest update on Sunday. I was at a retreat this last weekend and totally spaced it out. So will catch up now.
I’m afraid I don’t have much to show in the way of cross-stitching. I did start a small project from The Frosted Pumpkin. I really need to get some of my Spring/Easter samplers finished. Here is what the one I am working is going to look like.
And here is what I have done. Not much I’m afraid, but this is a fast project so hope to finish soon.
As I said earlier I was at a retreat this last weekend. I belong to a wonderful knitting group that meets one night a week. One of our ladies has a cabin not to far from us in the mountains and invites us all to spend the weekend to knit, chat, eat and drink. It is always a great time. I had a lot of projects planned, (always over estimated how much I’ll get done 🤣) but 3 of us wanted to learn to knit socks from the toe up. I have made socks before but always from the cuff down. I’m usually not happy with the way the toe fits, so thought I’d try this method. So far I’m loving it. The toe is more comfortable and I can try it on as I go to adjust for my foot.
This is the pattern I chose to knit, it called Pebbles and Pathways Sock.
Here is want the sock will look like.
This pattern is really well written, had no problems learning this new technique. I also learned to knit them with the Magic Loop method. It is knitting the sock in the round with one long circular needle instead of 4-5 small straight needles. I’m also knitting both socks at the same time, so when I finish I’ll have to sock done and not have to start the second one. So it was a big weekend of firsts, but I’m totally hooked on all the new methods, was the only project I worked on the whole weekend 😀
Here is my sock so far……
As you can imagine most of my crafting time is going into knitting these socks. The pattern is for a regular sock, but I like shorty socks better so I’m thinking I will make them shorter.
Will have to start working some on my cross-stitching too though. So many projects I want to do and finish, and only so much time. Oh well, I’ll just enjoy them all and not place pressure on myself to finish in a certain time frame. 😀
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Next update is April 28th. See you in 2 weeks.