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Yarn Along – 5/27/15

May 27, 2015

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!

Joining Ginny and friends today for the Yarn Along.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2015 9:06 am

    Your sock looks good – colors are perfect for a guy. I haven’t tried the afterthought heel. Sounds intriguing.

  2. May 27, 2015 10:46 am

    I do keep looking at all these wonderful socks and dream….

  3. Angela permalink
    May 27, 2015 10:56 am

    I am the same way with projects around the house. Love that sock! That yarn is working up wonderfully.

  4. May 27, 2015 11:36 am

    Embracing the often-not-straightforward process is great! And yes, it is very satisfying in the end when you know you haven’t compromised steps. And yes, I know this pattern all to well. ;^)

    I want to also say I love the pretty stitch marker! Gotta make me some pretty ones.

    • May 27, 2015 12:11 pm

      Thanks! I just made that one the other day as a prototype. I’m using it at a progress keeper. I’m definitely going to make more!

  5. May 28, 2015 3:45 pm

    Gorgeous colour yarn – I like the afterthought heel too, and it does seem to speed the process up.

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