knitnana: Making Progress

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Making Progress

I'm always amused when anyone asks me how I do everything I do. First, no one here will ever be invited to my house! Second, remember I live alone with two cats: they do require that I feed and water them, and change the litter box, but other than that? No real requirements. (oh, well, I do take the trash and recycling out weekly!)

My downtime is craft time. So I either sew or knit. I rarely read, but am getting better at listening to books on my MP3 or on CD and that means I can do two things at once (usually knitting, but I do listen as I sew). And I carry knitting with me wherever I go. I pack my lunch, eat at my desk (almost exclusively), and when I'm finished, I spend the rest of my lunchtime knitting (barring any crisis that cancels my lunch, of course - and that is a rare thing). If I'm in front of the tv for any given amount of time, there is knitting in my hands. Today, I had a rare webinar during which I could knit and listen.

See? I'm not so amazing! And if you'll look at my Ravelry projects page, you'll see that this accomplishment is long overdue!
The Double Bubble (Ravelry link) pattern was started on June 3. That's 20 days for one sock! I don't usually take that long. This is the Discarded Roses colorway of Zen Yarn Garden's Art Walk Sock Yarn Club (February 2008). I think it's knitting up well, tho' I suspect I'd have liked the cabling better in a solid yarn. Still this is scrumptious stuff - soft and cushy. I probably have plenty of yarn left and could have knit another repeat of the cable pattern, but I didn't want to run the risk of not having enough for the second sock.

Which, by the way, I'll cast on tomorrow.

I have managed to complete about 2 inches on my Beached Shawl That Jazz. That has the benefit of straight garter. Routine, and I don't have to look at my hands!

I'm really not all that out of the ordinary, nor am I a particularly fast knitter. I just like to knit a lot. (Although I keep thinking I really should put the needles down long enough to fit in more exercise!)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup, it's like that for me, too...except I'm retired. Mostly its knitting, and the required daily exercise time. Life is good!

12:07 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

i'm in love with your double bubble. also.. it doesn't matter how you explain it away, you're amazing in my book. :)

12:44 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

You're exercising your hands and your brain! :) You're still amazing, though, whatever you say, and I love that sock!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I think you're amazing, too. You persist, keep going, and really do accomplish a tremendous amount. I love watching all you do.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Carrie K said...

Double Bubble looks great!

I love those Meezer stitchmarkers.

The fact that we get up and go to work and manage to get anything else done at all is amazing.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Lovely sock and colorway. :) You might've explained it all, but I'm still amazed by all that you do!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Looks just like coton candy!

1:52 PM  

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