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A month later…

P1030538It’s been a whirlwind last few weeks, full of so many family activities, work deadlines, bumpy schedules, extra projects, and one special houseguest.

Lots and lots to appreciate and enjoy. And, I admit, tiring. I’m glad we’re rediscovering “normal” now–or beginning to, for a short while, anyway. October-November-December is just that way.

Three of those extra projects this past month were, of course, Halloween costumes. Sewing, sewing, sewing. I probably put more miles on my machine in just three days out of the month of Halloween prep than I do the entire non-October part of the year.

I don’t like to post photos of my kids here, but here’s some of the material that went into their fantasy garb this year:DSCN6262I’ll post a bit more about one of those projects in a few days.

Needless to say, with all that sewing going on, I haven’t put time into any new knit or crochet projects. I have managed to add to a few works in progress, though. Here’s the one that’s closest to finished:

P1030541And WHAT is up with that new round? In orange that doesn’t match?

Well, I blame it on Steve Rogers. I was knitting happily along on these socks as I sat around with my family watching Captain America. Apparently, basking in all that wholesome fantasy heroism sapped my ability to properly count. I’ve got about six extraneous rounds before the toe decreases begin in that second sock.

The interesting thing is, I probably wouldn’t have noticed the foot of one sock was longer than the other if I hadn’t struck orange at that point. I’d intentionally cast on both socks from the same point in the colorway. All the way through the heel and most of the toe, the socks hadn’t strayed a whole lot from matching. This departure was a clear indication of a mistake.

P1030540I say, that’s one point for the “matchy-matchy socks” camp. It makes for a nice, effortless double-check.

So, some ripping and restitching is in order. But no harm done. That’s what this-coming weekend’s movie time is for.

What craftiness are you up to lately?

*linking with Nicole at Frontier Dreams*

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A wife and mom, a worker bee, a churchwoman, a reader, and a crafter. What more is there to know? :)

2 replies

    1. Thank you, Jeanette! These have been fun. I took a look at your blog and–yep, I’d call that level of knitting obsessed! A pair a week–I can hardly get my head around your goal. Especially considering these (still not complete) socks have taken me about four months….

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