Do you knit or crochet socks? Do you like to blog about them and share your progress? The first Thursday of every month, my friends and I link up with each other and talk about our socks…the good, the bad, and the ugly. The beauty of a link up party is the ability to jump in and out when you want to share….even if you’ve knit just one row or want to talk about what you’re dreaming of making next. Click the link below to join in, follow the instructions, then link back to my blog so we can all share in the happiness of your gorgeous socks! Please bear with me if the link doesn’t work. InLinkz will no longer allow access from the old site and hopefully all the kinks are worked out with the newly released site!
Speaking of which, I’m wondering if it’s worth it to host the monthly sock post anymore. I’ve been doing it for years and it seems as though participation has decreased significantly. Last month, I had two other blogs participate. I haven’t been making much progress myself due to other things overtaking my crafting time. I love connecting with other bloggers, but I haven’t even had time to do that lately. I’m woefully behind on every blog that I follow. Give me your thoughts and if you want to continue on, we will!
I had hoped to have finished socks by this time. I do not. And that’s okay. I’m right at the point where it’s time to start the heel and I need concentration and a block of time to finish that properly. I am at 8 inches for the foot length, which is a bit further along than I was last month.
As long as I can carve out some time, these should be finished by next month. Let’s hope so because I want to take them on my trip to keep my feet cozy and we leave on May 4th, which is two days after our next sock post.
What I was able to work on, and accomplish quite a bit during a long car ride, is my Sockhead Hat. You guys have not seen this in awhile because it is my take-along project and one hat takes me forever. I started it on March 27, 2018. I will be taking this on my trip, along with another skein of sock yarn to start my next hat, only because I need something light that I can take anywhere and knit on. I will not have room in my luggage or the brain capacity to take a complicated project. Plus, I should be sleeping quite a bit on our trip over since it will be night time here.
I’m so pleased with how this is coming out. I’m currently at 11 inches and have another two inches to go before starting the decreases. When I started this, I wanted a neutral version of the hat. My other two are full of color and I wanted to feel chic in all neutrals for posh occasions. This yarn is super soft and so pretty and I picked it up at The Swift Stitch in Santa Cruz, CA when hubby and I took a long weekend there in 2016. It’s fiberstory FAVE sock in the colorway Thaw. I’m so happy it’s finally being used and is so beautiful.
That’s all I’ve got for now friends. Thank you for stopping by to say Hi and I hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Knitting!