I have a hard time with change. I’ve said it before. It’s nothing new. I like when things stay the same. Boy am I living in the wrong time! I miss knitting the socks. But it’s time for new things.
When I was finishing my last sock (Thanks for the compliments. It’s a fun and challenging pattern. Give it a try if you’re interested.) I had this plan to start two new projects. One the Arachne KAL. The yarn is sitting here. The plan is formulated in my head. The pattern is in my hands. Just have to grab some needles and swatch. Oh, swatch. How I dislike swatching. You know they lie and I don’t know how I feel about listening to more empty words. Anyway, I had a second project planned. Something long term. Something to use up the many, many, many bits of leftover sock yarn hanging out all over my house. Sarah has her always in process sock yarn blankets and I have wanted to copy her. She knits a square every day and in what seems like no time she’s showing us a beautiful completed blanket. I want to do that! I want to be like Sarah!
So I pulled out the leftover yarn from the Double Heelix socks and sat down yesterday morning with my iced coffee and cast on. I picked out the pattern The Coziest Memory by Kemper Wray. Above is my first square. It took me most of the day to knit. Man I must knit slow or something. The pattern said the squares would be about 3.5 inches. Nope, mine isn’t quite 2.75 inches. Of course I didn’t do a swatch. See above. I think I’m using the wrong size needle too. I also neglected to read the helpful suggestions on Ravelry.
So lessons learned. I’ll gather needles for both projects. I’ll do some reading on Ravelry and make some notes so I make the most of both projects. I’ll cast on and check back in later.