Some days, knitting seems to go really quickly.
And other days, even when knitting, it seems slower. Sometimes it’s adjusting a pattern, and sometimes it’s the ripping and knitting the same section again.
This sock seems to be going slowly. For one thing, I decided to add a reinforced old-fashioned heel stitch to the heel. The directions were for two needles, so an adjustment although minor was needed for working the gusset in the round. Not a big deal. I did find keeping track of those stitches and the increases for the gusset challenging.
Especially when I couldn’t concentrate 100% on my knitting.
Which is a good thing, since that’s one of the things I love about knitting. I learned to multitask while knitting — long before the term was used. It does take a certain concentration. And if listening for someone in the other end of the house, well, sometimes the knitting gets interrupted.
And, perseverance eventually pays off. I did manage to turn the heel, and am happy with the result.
Which leads to another question: how long are these socks going to be?
I don’t know. I’m thinking of working a while, putting my stitches on holders, and starting the second sock. With the idea of using about the same amount of yarn to see how much is left. Maybe giving myself a little more time for inspiration to strike may help. I’m not sure how I want to incorporate the solid turquoise in the legs, whether alternating striped of Fair Isle and solid … or maybe just work as far as I can in Fair Isle and then finish in sold.
Decisions, decisions. What a lovely dilemma! 😉
Well, back to knitting…
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