Knitting

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I am wanting to revamp my blog a bit, and create more content.

I have so many ideas, that I am excited to share with you all. I am also interested in what you all would like to see me post about.

Let me know in the comments, any questions you want me to answer, or post ideas that you would like to show up on the blog!

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Reknitting Socks

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I started a pair of socks using KnitPicks Palette Yarn in regal, and here I am, weeks later, still working on the first sock of the pair. On the first try, I had dropped a stitch several rows below where I was, that was to far down to pick up and bring it up to the round I was on, so I started that one over. Then, on the second try I had inadvertently unevenly distributed he stitches on my needles, and I was at the point of turning the heel when I realized that it was off, so off the needles it came, and rewound the yarn. Now I am on try #3, and I have checked the number of stitches on each needle, and each has the correct number of stitches. So, unless I drop a stitch along the way and don’t realize it, this sock should come out right in the end. 


I will hopefully be getting this pair of socks complete in the next few days. 

I still have some scarves in the works, but I am really trying to get this pair of socks complete, beings that I still have so much sock yarn to knit up. I would definitely like to be getting more socks done. 

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Working on Other ProjectsĀ 

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I have spent a lot of time lately working on knitting socks, so I have spent part of yesterday and all of today working on two of the three scarves I have in the works. 


I decided to measure both of these scarves earlier so I would have an idea of how long each is. The blue scarf is roughly 1/3 of the way done, and the pink and grey scarf is roughly 2/3 of the way done. 

The blue scarf with bits of red I being knit up with two strands of Malabrigo Lace weight Yarn. It is 100% baby Merino Wool, and is so soft, and warm yet not overly heavy or bulky. Like I said I am knitting it two ply, and I am using size 3 needles. I also love that this yarn is not stiff at all, nor is it scratchy. For this particular scarf, I am using a knit 3 purl 1 pattern. I am hoping that once I get it blocked, the pattern will be a bit more visible on the right side. As it is, it looks like I knit all the way across the right side and purled back on the wrong side. The pattern kind of shows up in the pictures. 

The pink and grey yarns are berroco by folio, and they are 65% superfine alpaca and 35% rayon. I am knitting two strands together and using size 4 needles. This scarf is also very soft, and lightweight, yet still warm. The berroco yarn is a dk yarn that is not at all stiff. I am using the seed stitch (also known as the British Moss Stitch) for this scarf.  It is working up into a scarf I am sure I will enjoy. 

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Important Life Skills Learned from Knitting

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Yesterday, I had one of my sock needles snap on me. I needed this needle, to be in one piece so I could continue working on my socks. 

While I would love to have multiple sets of the size needle that I prefer for using with the KnitPicks Palette Yarn, I am not in a place to purchase multiple sets at the moment. So I needed to figure out how to make it work. First I tried packing tape, that didn’t work out to well. My second attempt worked much better. I used Super Glue and some scotch tape, and that did the trick, so for now I am back in sock knitting business. 

Knitting, while it is something I am passionate about, and a favorite pass time of mine, it has also taught me valuable life skills. Through the process of learning to knit, and different projects I have knit up, as well as when things happened I have learned so much. I have learned:

Patience: knitting anything takes time, it doesn’t do itself or happen overnight. 

Perseverance: You have to stick with it to be able to make beautiful projects. Learning new things and now styles and stitches takes time, persistence, and the determination to not give up, because it will get easier the more times you do it. 

An “I can Fix It” mentality: sometimes you will have to frog šŸø a project, or have a spot you have to go back to and fix something that went wrong. Sometimes it just didn’t turn out right, and to make it look nice you have to go back and reknit it. Or, your needle breaks and you can’t afford to replace it, so you take super glue and scotch tape and make it good as new so you can keep working. 

Those are just a few things that knitting has taught me. 

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Larch Heather Socks

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I finally got my pair of Larch Heather socks completed today. 

It took me a couple weeks to get them knit up, which is a bit slow for me. While I love the color, I am glad to be able to have them done and be able to be starting a new pair of socks today. 

The Larch Heather reminds me of hiking in the woods in the spring, and the way the trees look with their new growth, the moss that has grown on the trees and the sun shining down on them, on a beautiful spring day. It also makes me think of the way the Woods smell on a warm spring day, especially after it has rained. 

I definitely love going hiking in the Woods, and the way they look and smell. That is why I picked some of the colors of yarn that I did, that won’t stand out when I go hiking in the woods if they happen to show above the tops of my hiking boots. 


Knitting socks has become one of my favorite pass times. I also love being able to work with so many beautiful colors and be able to make myself a variety of beautiful socks. I love hiking and traveling, and it will be nice to be able to have enough socks that I knit up myself to take enough socks with me on a hiking trip, that if my feet get wet I can put on dry socks. It will also be nice when I am traveling in the cooler months to have enough warmer socks knit up and packed so I will not have to worry about hand washing socks and getting them dry. 

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KnitPicks Sock InspirationĀ 

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I got another KnitPicks Catalog in the mail yesterday. 

This time, the promoted yarns and patterns are for Socks, which is right up my alley at the moment. 

I love getting new project ideas and expanding on my knitting skill set. I like trying new things. 


I love the color combinations they have shown in the above picture. It totally makes me want to knit more socks than I have yarn for. 

Socks have been the hot project for me lately, especially after a couple good hauls of the KnitPicks Palette yarn. I definitely love the selection I have, and am excited to see the finished projects. At the same time I am always looking for new stuff to try, work on and work with. Ask any knitter, they will tell you that there is more to life than one type of yarn, and one pattern. 

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My Current Color PaletteĀ 

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While I have subliminally known the colors I gravitate towards for a while, my knitting Instagram feed just confirmed it. 


I am definitely not a bright colors person. I prefer blues, and the darker natural colors. That is pretty much all I am working with at the moment. 

Once I finish the pair of socks that I am working on, I really want to work with the Pink I have sitting (it is also Palette Yarn, in color: “Victorian”), and create some diversity in my Instagram feed. I also need some diversity in my wash bucket, so I don’t get pairs mixed up, when I hang them out to dry. 

In order to add a little bit of color to my Instagram feed, I took this picture:


This is most of my wool sock yarn stash, not all of it, but most. I still have about three pairs of forest green socks to make, as well as two pairs of the Victorian socks once I finish up the Larch Heather socks, before I am going to dive into the bucket of sock yarn.