Yesterday was a day of Finished Objects. Despite some horrible family news, I was able to get some knitting done. Since I was in such a daze and couldn’t really concentrate or function well, knitting helped. It was easy, didn’t need any focus and I dare say calmed me. But that sure doesn’t change the fact that it’s been quite a tough week. Does anyone else notice that in reality, when it rains, and sure as hell pours?
I finished 4 WIPs yesterday. Yes, count them. FOUR. Two of them are for my dear Sister-in-laws new little preemie. My SIL was only 26 weeks when she had an emergency C-Section 2 nights ago. So another surprise I can’t ruin till the presents are received. I also made my first toy! Again, a surprise.
Also, quite exciting- I finished my first attempt at 2-at-a-time Toe Up, Magic Loop socks! Another first- they were made from the sock blank I bought from KnitPicks. I’m really happy with the way the socks turned out. They are a bit snug, but that’s all part of the learning process, right? And nothing a bit a blocking can’t fix. I really need to remember to take a picture of the whole sock blank, before skeining it. Here’s the before shot:
Another finished object? I finally finished reading The Shop On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber yesterday. This is my second time reading the genre I suppose you would call “knitting fiction”. I really enjoy reading these types of books, and I thought this book was no exception. The story sure made me think about friendships, and how they can be found in unusual places. I have several friendship I would have never expected, that grew from a mutual love of knitting. It’s amazing how this hobby can bring so many people of different ages and personalities together. As much as I enjoyed this book, I found her writing at times a little too dramatic. There were times where it was a bit too predictable, and I thought “can we get to the point already”? But I would suggest it to others looking for a good knitting read.