Sunday, January 20, 2013


I am so happy to declare two of my three I-need-to-get-this-done, works in progress, are in fact finished. For those of you keeping score I have a new shawl and pair of socks. They both turned out lovely. Bonus as they were the older two projects too! I am almost giddy with accomplishment.

The third one, toe up socks for D is moving along again too. I paused it so I could devote some time to remembering how to do this particular gusset. Next the heel turn and heel flap then it is smooth sailing. Since D likes new socks almost as much as me, he is waiting anxiously. It has been since Christmas with no new socks. How is he supposed to brag up new socks, lovingly made by his wife, when he has no new socks?

But I am still multi project me as I pulled out some even older things to look at and figure out. I dug up my thrummed mittens, you remember that ongoing fiasco? I've now tried going up a needle size, but my thrums are just too big. I can fit my hand in but it looks like it is in a fully loaded diaper. (No I did not take a picture, you'll just have to imagine that one on your own.)

My knitting group was here this weekend and one of the ladies had taken a thrumming class. She gave me some pointers, so I will need to frog and rethrumm again. Why do all my mittens mock me?

I also dug up my German stockings and knit a bit on them too. There were some sizing issues and a complex cabling chart. Now I am not as infatuated and really want to make them right. If I need to see how things work for a bit and rip back I am OK with that. 

So these two were timed out for so long, that it is time to see how plan B, C, D and E will work with them. Who am I kidding I only have through plan C worked out. Here's hoping it works.


  1. I hear you about the mittens. I ripped one back all the cuff yesterday. I like the much better now tat I've worked them back up again!

  2. It is always hard to rework a finished item for me but a correctly finished item is priceless.