WIP Wednesday On Thursday: Determination

Heel Time!

Some days I really struggle with a title. I like something to go next to the WIP title. I’m not satisfied with that one but it will do.

Yes. I’ve been knitting. After yesterday’s discussion about character I realized that we all know I’ll finish this sock if it is within my ability. If the outside world interferes all bets are off. I would not let myself down by slacking on a Camp Loopy challenge. I know it’s supposed to be relaxed and fun but it still involves a goal and I’m all in if I make a goal. Except on house cleaning. Man I hate to clean. Yes it burns me to say that but it’s true.

See I’m one of those people who hates (again with the hate) to half-ass things. In a perfect world I would empty a room cleaning each piece as I move it, clean the empty room including cabinets and closets and then return all the clean items to the completely clean room. Yeah no one has time for that. So in my all or nothing mentality I choose to do nothing and live with the dust.

So later today after dropping N off to spend time with friends and playing a little Pokémon Go I’ll get back to the sock and start in on the heel.

I like to think of knitting a sock as crossing a mountain. The leg of the sock (I’m a top down sock knitter. If you’re a toe up knitter you just cross the mountain from the other direction.) is the uphill. It’s slow. It’s easy to stumble. The heel is the crest. You can look back and see how far you’ve come. The foot is that downward trek on the other side. You have the confidence of completing the climb and you can see the finish line in front of you. Of course if you’re on the first sock you can also see the mountain of the second sock rising in front of you. But you’ve already crossed a mountain to get where you are and that momentum will help carry you to the completed pair finish line.

How are your projects going? Have you tried any new yarns lately? I’m craving something new hence the Universal Yarns bamboo pop I showed you the other day.


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7 Responses to WIP Wednesday On Thursday: Determination

  1. That’s a really good metaphor! I’ve got a massive project that I’m just getting to the end of – it’s nice to be on the downhill side!

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  2. yarnmama10 says:

    I agree. Titles are hard. 😊

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  3. I sometimes feel like the title I choose has nothing to do with the post. Yours, however, are always good. I’m seriously not working on anything except this class I decided to take this summer. I swear, one student ever complains about the amount of homework I assign, I’m gonna send them a copy of the syllabus for this one! My only project is a diamond painting that I give myself an hour to work on at night because it’s major relaxing.

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  4. I’m with you on the housecleaning! Dust is good for you. Builds immunity. I’ve just started the first sleeve for the sweater that’s my WIP, having finished the body.

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    You are describing Tour de Sock perfectly! I finished my heel and gussets last night, and hope to hit the finish line today or tomorrow…it helps that I have a video chat planned this pm, in which we craft while we chat. 🙂

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  6. chrisknits says:

    I haven’t tried new yarns, but I have gone back to favorites! Cascade Merino 220 Superwash is sooo soft! Right now I am knitting with Forbidden Fiber yarn, also sooo soft!

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  7. Stefanie says:

    Nice analogy. I don’t like half-assed too.

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