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WIP Wednesday for 19 December 2018

Huh, it seems I have been blogging on WordPress for 12 years. WOW. And I know I was on Blogger for some years before that, but I forget how many. I’ve been blogging for a long time, though.

Okay, nostalgia over, now it’s time for the knitting!

I’m showing you two gift knits today! Whee! To start with, one that’s almost done. Yes, I know, it’s less than a week until Christmas and I said I wasn’t going to be posting any more nearly-finished gift knitting until after the presents had been delivered. However, I tried these socks on my whole family earlier this month trying to find someone they fit properly, so my mom already knows that she’s going to be getting them.

Remember the Vanilla is the New Black socks I started some time ago with white & purple Trekking XXL yarn? (Vanilla is the New Black pattern by Vanessa Fletcher, located here on Ravelry.) They were supposed to be for me, but they ended up being too loose for the way I like my socks. Amazingly, they were too loose for my brother-in-law too. I had thought for sure that they would stretch differently on him and would fit him well. However, they didn’t fit him but they DID fit my mom. So she’ll be getting them for Christmas! I’m close enough to done with them that I know I’ll be finished before the holiday.

I’m really enjoying knitting these, and while I had hoped to be able to keep them for myself I kinda knew early on that they weren’t going to be a perfect fit for me. I’ll just have to knit a third pair of VITNB socks and make sure they are a proper fit for me.

And then, also a project that I just started, but which I’m sure will be done before Christmas. Here’s the status of the project after only a couple hours of knitting:

This is the Mock Cable and Rib hat by Jennifer Stover, located here on Ravelry. It’s a fun knit so far! It’s simple enough that it’s really easy to memorize. I’m using yarn that I spun, from Etsy seller Sprouty25. (As of the time of writing this blog, the shop is taking a break. I’m still linking to it in case any of you want to check it out when they come back.) The colorway is Iris, and I’m liking the way it’s knitting up better than I was afraid I would. I spun it with the intent to have it stripe, but then I wasn’t sure that was what I wanted, and so it’s been 4 years between spinning it and knitting with it.

However, it is striping and I am loving it! It’s a fun thing to realize that I can actually make my own yarn that will (to a degree) knit up the way I want it to.

Anyway, that’s the WIPs I’m concentrating on this week. Happy almost Christmas, and may the knitting be ever in your favor!


6 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday for 19 December 2018

  1. Both projects look great! I love your handspun yarn. I’ll check out the hat pattern.

    My Christmas knitting is going to come right down to the wire, especially since I can’t let one recipient see it, because they’ll know immediately it’s for them.

  2. 12 years!? WOW, that’s almost as long as I’ve been alive.
    Yeah, ok, maybe not.

    So congrats on 12 years! Have you been at this address for that entire time? I’ve been blogging since ’04 or ’05, but until ’13, moved around every couple of years 🙂

    1. Thanks! Actually, it looks like WordPress is a bit confused on timing. My first post at this address was from January 2006. I originally started this blog solely as a writing journal, and I had a separate Blogger account that I used for more personal stuff. I’d been blogging there since … 2005 maybe? But I deleted my original blog because reasons, so I don’t remember for sure.

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