Yarn Along – 5/27/15
I am back to reading Sylvia’s Farm. I had to take a hiatus and return it to the library before I could finish it. I like reading it in small bits, but I guess I’ll have to speed up my process since it is so popular and has lots of holds!
She has such wisdom. I find myself taking notes on farm lessons that translate to general life lessons. For example:
In the never-ending debate between the right way and the wrong way in which to do things on the farm very often a compromise becomes the only choice. Yet compromises here are almost always a mistake.
…What is amazing is how doing something without compromise leads to still more solutions. Correct ones.
Sylvia Jorrin, Sylvia’s Farm
This is my life! I start to do something. I realize that to do it right, X, Y, or Z really should be done first. Then a project that should have taken two days suddenly takes two months.
When it is finally done though, there is a bigger sense of accomplishment than if I compromised. Time to embrace this process instead of resenting it.
Working on a new sock for my husband. Nothing too exciting. I did change up the rib to a K4 P1. Looks really nice when stretched across a foot. It also comes out even on the 60 stitch sock I make for him, which is especially nice. Still sold on the afterthough heel. You can see my pink waste yarn on the back where I will put the heel after. This is definitely the fastest and least brain-taxing sock construction I’ve found.
Yarn is Knitpicks Stroll Tonal in color 25386 Thunderhead. No pooling on 60 stitches. Love how it looks. Can you tell I had a gift certificate from there last year? It was a yarn bonanza!
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