Fall, Knitter's Talk, Knitting

Knitting keeps me Sane

Hey Everyone!

I am in my eighth week back to work after being furloughed for four months. There have been a lot of changes at work since I have been back, and it has been stressful.

I am definitely thankful I can come home at the end of my shift, shower, get food, watch a movie or TV show, have a cup of tea, and Knit. The tea and the knitting are the most important things. They help me recenter and they definitely help me calm down and relax. I have been working on socks for so long, they have become pretty mindless to work on, besides turning the heel and knitting the toe. That mindless, working with my hands and fiber is relaxing.

Part of my job now is having to work with customers, for over two years my position rarely, as in I could count on one hand the times, required me to be customer facing. It’s hard for me, being an introvert, especially since I am stock crew, and I chose my position and role for a reason. I generally know where things that come out of boxes go, how to unload a semi trailer of freight, build fixtures and furniture, but not if we have certain items or the proper names for things or skus, or whats on sale.

In the past seven weeks, I have definitely learned that if I work another retail job after this, I will definitely be looking for something more focused, and in areas I have an interest in, and ideally for a smaller / independent / mom and pop type shop, where the product knowledge is focused and something I have a love for (yarn, books, tea, bakery, you get the picture).

I also really want to live in a coastal climate, living in SE Alaska would be a dream come true if it happened. I am a cold weather person, and I would love to use all my hand knit projects more.

I know I have not been posting consistently here, and I am wanting to post more often, and about a variety of things that are knitting related.

If anyone has made it this far & follows my blog, are there any knitting / yarn / crafting related topics you would like to see me post about, please leave me a comment on this post.

Autumn, Fall, Knitter's Talk, Knitting, Personal Projects, Socks, Winter, Wool, Work, Yarn

Autumn Is Calling

Hey Everyone!

Last night I finally finished up the pair of socks I have been working on for the past three weeks or so.

The colorway of this pair is called “Autumn is Calling”, from Forbidden Fiber Company, on the Pride Yarn Base.

I have been working through the autumn colored yarn, trying to get as many pairs as I can done before the cool weather sets in. The yarn I am working with is the autumn yarn that I had ordered last year.

I am still waiting for the autumn yarn I preordered from Bumblebee Acres Fiber Farm. The yarn base I prefer from this company is thicker and makes super cozy socks.

Being back to work, definitely makes me appreciate my days off and having the time to knit and work on projects.

Over the past couple of weeks we have definitely crossed from straight up summer to that weird place that is between late summer and early fall, our afternoon highs are still summery, yet the nights and the breezes have a coolness to them, as well as the leaves are starting to turn which are signs of early fall, and the crickets, we have started hearing crickets in the evening as well. Summer is ending and fall is upon us.

Autumn, Fall, Knitting, Socks, Wool, Yarn

Winifred Socks

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Today, I finally finished up the “Winifred” socks.

Winifred is the colorway, and it was from the Hocus Pocus Collection from Forbidden Fiber Company. The yarn base I had gotten Winifred on, was the Pride Yarn Base.

I would have likely finished this pair of socks a few days sooner, if I had not screwed up the toe of the first sock, and ripped it back all the way to where I had turned the heel. I had to reknit the entire foot and toe of that sock.

I am working through my autumn colors of sock yarn, as I am definitely in the mood for Fall, and the tale tell signs are there, that Fall is right around the corner. Leaves are starting to turn, the mornings are cooling off, the air is starting to smell different.

I am definitely excited for fall, as it is my favorite time of year.