I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
So far, the socks that I've been knitting have been very basic, made-up in my head and transferred to my needles. After all, what does a sock consist of besides a toe, a foot/sole, a heel, and a leg?
During Snow Storm Nemo over the weekend, I wanted a pair of thick slipper socks. As any able knitter would do, I picked up my US6 DPNs, dove for some worsted weight yarn, and casted on. Toe-up is definitely my favorite technique as once the toe is increased and done, I don't have to think about running out of yarn or seaming.
But I also want to expand my sock knitting skills and that's where the heel can teach me a thing or two. I've heard so much about Cat Bordhi's sweet tomato heel that I just had to try it, and oh boy, am I glad I did. I love when knitting feels like magic ... which, for me, is most of the time.
I finished both socks in time to wear them while being snowed in. I'm telling you, one of the beauties of knitting is you can actually want (or even need) something and with a bit of effort, make it yourself! So, what am I reading? I've mentioned before that I'm not a writer but I've always been fascinated by how an artist goes about her craft. I'm reading Object Lessons: The Paris Review which is a collection of short stories previously published in the PR and introduced by other writers describing the art behind the writing. Like knitting, I'm as interested in the process as much as the product.
And now I'm happy to announce the winner of last week's Winning Wednesday giveaway:
Congratulations Ivy (aka pumpkin)!
I'm sad to say that I've been having a little difficulty with my local post offices (don't get me started), so need a little time to think about how else I can sponsor giveaways. I'll be coming up with a new strategy by next Winning Wednesday, I'm sure!