OMGosh, first Thursday of the month already?! く（＾_・）ゝ I had it in the back of my mind but I totally blanked out until I saw the posts of my fellow sock bloggers:
Katherine of fiber and sustenance
Paula of Spin a Yarn
Kat of Felinity Knits
Maggie (on break) of Project(s) in Progress
I have a bit of progress since my last YOP post. My first Blueberry Waffles sock is complete! ୧☉□☉୨ Yay!
I knitted an afterthought heel in Sweet Georgia’s Tough Love Sock in the colorway, pumpkin. The heel is from Susan B. Anderson’s Smooth Operator Socks pattern which has two addendums. I used her notes for an alternative way to close up the gaps at the corners:
I am pleased with the results as I feel the look of those corners flow with the broken rib of the Blueberry Waffles pattern. I would definitely use this addendum again.
I also liked how Susan modified her way of doing Kitchener Stitch which I used for the heels:
I was using a slightly different way I had found on Pinterest but found sometimes I would still get a doggy ear on one side. With Susan’s method, I got the best results.
I’ve already started on the second sock. Fatigue in my hands, wrists, and forearms have been on and off so that’s why I’ve haven’t gotten as much done as I would have liked these past two weeks. It’s really irritating ʅ（‾‸◝）ʃ because I’ve been knitting for over eight years and this level of aches hasn’t happened before until late February. So I listen to my body and stop knitting to rest. *sighs* I do what I can.
Okay to check my chamomile tea. Thank you for kickin’ it with me. TTYL.