WIP musings 3

My mind is blank. It’s possible due to how raw I still feel about what I shared in the previous post. It wasn’t easy to tell the story nor to ’get over it’. It never will be. That’s not what you are here for. I am not going to apologise for any rants that I go on in this post. They are all valid.

Finished Object

I have a pair of socks finished. Ends still to be woven in and to be blocked. It was all I could manage on a busy weekend. A few stitches in the little down time I had at work. Lets talk about the sock in question.

Pattern: Wild Thyme from The Knitter magazine issue?

Yarn: Coop Knits Sock Yeah! Purchased from Baa! In Stonehaven on their opening day.

Colours: Mustard Yellow and Grey.

So that brings down my WIP list from 12 down to 10. I don’t have another finsiehd object. I have frogged it. The designer showed problematic behaviour on their social media posts and I decided to unfollow and frog any projects that was designed by them. I have enjoyed their patterns in the past and have a few items in my garment and shawl piles. I don’t know what I’m gonna do with them - either sell the actual hand knit. There is no way I’m gonna rip it all out because it’s very glorious in it’s own right. This feeling is tough and I need more time to deal with it. It’s so frustrating. It is tiring. I even wanted to knit another one of their designs with my beautiful hand spun but that deserves better, in my humbled opinion. So yeah. Not great here.

Trying to put all that aside for a cheery post. I’ve been working on a crochet shawl as a palette cleanser.

Pattern: Skimming Stones by Kat Goldin available here (https://thecrochetproject.com/products/skimming-stones-shawl?_pos=1&_sid=59b902fb9&_ss=r)

Yarn: Eden Cottage Yarns (ECY) in their Nateby Minis and the Main Colour (I think) is the Titus base.

Colours: Main Colour: Charcoal or maybe Thunder. Mini Skeins are blue, pink, purple and mint green. (sorry, I can’t remember the names)

I bought some 2 minis at Edinburgh Yarn Fest 2018 or 2019? The rest was when ECY did an update on them afterwards. Or the other way around. I remember picking up the 2 and thinking it will work with what I have in stash.

I think going forward, I will need to log my purchases in a notebook for referencing to as my memory is getting poor. I certainly have a new planner at the ready so I may take some time to do that this week.

What else? The woodland ripple blanket is still going, almost half way there. Just 2 more colours and it’s halfway. By the time you read this it’s probably there.