Hi All! Is it just me or do the weeks seem to keep flying by? I remember when I was a child, time was so much slower. The long days of Summer, playing outside with friends, drinking iced tea brewed by the sun, swimming in the lake and the millions of other things we did as a child. Now that I’m older, I appreciate the lazy, carefree days of summers of the past more than ever and wish I could get back to them (if only I didn’t have a job and a million other adulting things to do…not that I want to lose my job…goodness no!)
What got me thinking about all of that? Today is my Aunt Karen’s 62nd birthday and she is finally retired. I was able to Facetime with her this morning and it was a joy to see her so relaxed and happy, getting back to those carefree days of our youth and finally able to spend time with my cousin, Nichole. So Happy Birthday, Aunt Karen and Happy Retirement too! May you finally have the peace and comfort that you have brought to countless others in your golden years 🙂 Not that you’re old or anything! LOL
Oh, and yeah, it’s a Thursday too. I bet you thought I was trying to fill up my blog post with reminiscing and had totally forgotten about my socks. Nope! Not gonna do it! Believe it or not, I actually got a lot done this week. I’m about half way through the Monster for my nephew…so I’m pretty stoked! My husband was away a lot with band practice and that makes for perfect, uninterrupted knitting time!
So, how far did I get with my socks? I finished the foot and the gusset! What? Yeah, I can’t believe it either! Now, I know some people can whip out a pair of socks a day. I’m just not that type of person, so this is a major accomplishment for me. I’m working a heel type that I’ve never worked before and although kind of freaked out about it, I’m just following the pattern and going one stitch at a time. What I really love about this heel is that there are no stitches that will need to be picked up. What? Yeah, you heard that right! If it works out, I may try this heel again and again because I dislike picking up stitches 🙂 That means no holes, right?
Just a reminder, I’m working on the Amy’s Favorite Toe Up Socks pattern, which is a paid for pattern on Ravelry. I’m debating on making these shorties for the summer instead of knitting a leg. If I do that, it just means I can start the next pair of socks sooner. Stay tuned for more on that.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m linking up with my friends Hannah, who blogs at unsophisticated+jejune and Alex who blogs at alexand knits for our regular Thursday sock party. I’m not sure if either will have a post up today; however you can check them out and see what other goodies they are working on! And a big welcome to the newest member of our sock knitting group! Katherine of Fiber and Sustenance has added a fantastic post about After Thought Heels…this is her first sock post joining up!
Until next time, Happy Knitting!