Just a quick post, and no pictures today. Well, maybe the one. I did a complete 180 turn on the socks I had started that I showed in my last post. The thing is, while I love to wear red, or have a splash of red in my accessories, I don’t wear red with blue. I usually wear red with black and/or gray, and I don’t see that changing in the future. So, while my Red-Wing Blackbird Stroll socks are a favorite, I knew I would not be reaching for red and blue socks to wear, and they would be destined to sit in the back of my sock drawer, so I don’t see any sense in finishing them. The next socks will be solid red, and I haven’t yet decided on my usual vanilla socks or a pattern — Zigzagular is looking fun right now.
The yarn I was working up into socks has changed purpose, and I think I’ll be much happier with this change. I’m going to knit up some project bags with the yarns I no longer like as colors to wear, and don’t want as colors in my house (cat or people blankets). While I want some project bags, and sewing some will be a lot faster, and I still intend to sew some, I’ve been wanting a new modular project. I’m sort of in love with mitered squares, and I also want to get better with entrelac. So now I’m working up a few squares, experimenting with how I want to arrange some colors, and I’m still knitting on that while I deal with some new anxiety-riddled things going on at home. The knitting saves me when there’s stress. I have not yet frogged the socks. I’m working with some other colors for now. I have a few bags planned, and I love this new idea for destashing some yarns in colors I like but I don’t think I want to actually wear. At the moment I’m playing with some purple and yellow, which are great together, but I don’t wear yellow either, at least not this shade of yellow.
That’s all for now. What’s up with you?
I do plan a longer post soon, and this little update seems like a good segue into that. I want to explain the Frog part of this blog name, because it’s a big part of who I am as a knitter. I’m a product knitter, to some degree, but I’m much more of a process knitter. More later….