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After a bunch of contemplation, I have frogged a portion of the completed Pomatomus sock. I didn’t think to take photos of before I did it, but here’s what it currently looks like:

I frogged it because I just wasn’t happy with the final fit. It was a little bit too short lengthwise and I knew if I didn’t frog it, I wouldn’t be happy with it and thus never actually wear them. The photo came out really dark and no matter what I did, I couldn’t get it lighter. Strange. Here’s a close up of the stitch detail:

It’s a little bright and not that close of a representation of a the color of the yarn. It’s somewhere in between the two photos. I do love the color, though, and it really fits the pattern well. It reminds me of the ocean. I have started the second sock. I’m halfway through the third repeat of chart A for the cuff. Here’s both of them together:

I’ve really only been working on these in the car occasionally and at knitting group on Saturdays, so it’s no surprise that they aren’t done yet. I’m rather bored with the pattern (it was easy to memorize the chart) and it’s no longer a challenge, so it sits on the back burner. I don’t think it’ll take much longer until they are done, though. This would be my 3rd pair of socks and the first that actually fit me well enough for me to wear. The first pair I made were out of yarn that didn’t stretch much at all. I wanted some house socks, but they just aren’t comfortable. The second pair were Jaywalkers. I did love my Jaywalkers (color and pattern), but they are loose around my foot – I think they are too long lengthwise. Someday I might fix them, but who knows.

I took some progress photos of Rogue tonight as well. I started it earlier this week and so far I’m through part of the first chart, I’ve turned up the hem, and I’ve finished the pocket.

Here you can see the cable detail and the turned hem:

Rogue has taken up most of my knitting time lately so Icarus hasn’t seen much progress. I have worked a little on I Do and after a bit of freaking out about purl rows on the knit side (I thought it was very, very wrong!), it’s coming along well.

We’ll be going to upstate NY this week for a few days (leaving Wednesday and coming back Friday) and I’m thinking of making a set of Fetching while on the road. It’s hard to read charts while in the car (carsickness), so it’d be nice to have an easy project to work on. It’s either that or I’ll work on a scarf from One Skein. Need something to work on for the road that I don’t have to look at too much. Haven’t decided what other projects I’ll bring with me yet.

Besides all that, I’ve been working on the scrapbook for the Little Visitor’s swap. It’s coming along well and once I get the package in the mail (and my partner receives it), I’ll post photos of what I crafted for them and some of the photos I took while they were here. I’ve also got the yarn for my Lace Swap partner on the way and I think I’ve finally decided on a pattern (now just to track down where I can GET it!).

Still no job for me, which means more crafting time. This is good and bad. Would be great to have a job and more money (easier on the budget since we’re barely getting by right now), but things are stressful with the upcoming move sometime in December which makes crafting that much more important for my sanity. Well… back to crafting!


I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

3 thoughts on “Progress

  1. Thank you! Probably to Datyon, Ohio area. My fiance is retiring from the Navy soon and we’ll be moving closer to my family who lives about an hour from there in Florence, KY.

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