Wednesday, April 8, 2015

knitting and reading

Can I let you in on a little secret?  I have never knit socks with sock yarn.  I always use worsted and larger needles - of course I haven't knit socks for anyone but my kids either, and the thicker socks seem to work best for them.

Well, I cast on a new project.  Socks, with the tiniest strand of yarn I could possibly find...The stitches are tiny!


It took me a good 45 minutes to get the 5 rows you see in the picture completed.  45 minutes.  I am a slow knitter, but that is extremely slow!  I hope that as time goes on it moves a little faster though, or else I will end up with one sock completed and the other never to see the needles.

These are not adult socks either, these are for Emma.  The pattern is called "Socks for Little Witches."  I am not sure where I found the pattern, but the picture of the finished project looks adorable, and something I think Emma will love...if I finish them!  I might need to pick a back-up project.


My reading is the same as last week.  I haven't had as much time to read the past couple of weeks, besides reading to the kids for school.  I am almost finished with the John C. Maxwell book, and we are still reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  I am also re-reading Pride and Prejudice for the 100th time.  I read it to Lucy before her naps, seems to do the trick of putting her right to sleep!

What are you working on this week?

16 comments:

  1. I find the first rows very slow, but it does improve! Love the yarn colour - the socks will look wonderful.

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  2. Such a pretty color - and your yarn looks so soft!

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  3. I love that we are both knitting socks Heather. Yes, the stitches are tiny and it takes a lot to make a sock, for some reason I want to say about 22, 000 stitches per sock, but they really are fun to knit.

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  4. someone once told me that there are the same number of stitches in a pair of socks that there are in a sweater....no don't beat yourself up if they aren't done quickly! I've never knit a sweater quickly either!!! Love the color....

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  5. I'm knitting my first pair of socks ever, with sock yarn, and I had the same horror. It did really seem to pick up after a while, though. Also, three cheers for Harry Potter. Four cheers, even. :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, I have a daughter that would love that color of yarn!

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  7. Those stitches are so tiny! I've never used anything smaller than a size 6 needles and that's very small for me. Love the yarn color.

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  8. Oh they are tiny indeed! But those socks will be very beautiful and special and I just love the colour!!

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  9. I love your Socks! It took me 2 hours to knit my first inch when I started my first pair of socks! Good luck!

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  10. I have never made worsted weight socks but I haven't made many sock yarn socks either - I haven't been much of a sock knitter. I have a pair with sock yarn going right now but they took a back burner to a few more urgent projects... plus they are slow! But faster, though, after the first few rows I think.

    I love P&P and have read it a couple times. I'm now listening to Sense and Sensibility and really enjoying the humor in a way I might have missed as a younger girl reading it... I certainly at least don't remember the wit and subtleties to Austen's writing that I catch now that I am older!

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  11. They are tiny and seem to take forever, but they are ridiculously satisfying!! Love the colour!

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  12. Oh gosh, tiny but so pretty! That's a lovely colour and I'm sure she's going to love them :)

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  13. I love that you're reading an adult book for nap purposes! I used to do that with my first, not for naps but because i needed it, and he just wanted to lissten to my voice.

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  14. looks like expert sock knitting to me! lovely color of yarn :) I re read wuthering heights like you re read p&p.

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