Knitting through some anxiety.
Frogging through some anxiety and then starting over.
I want more hand knit socks for fall. My feet get cold on campus and wool socks are almost a necessity. I purchased some before school started last fall and while they are nice and warm, they are thick and don’t fit great. The socks that fit and feel the best are the ones I’ve made. Which means I need to make more. After my pattern paralysis, I finally chose a few patterns and spent some time with my swift and ball winder. I wound up some of the new yarn from the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair,
picked a few patterns, and cast on a few pairs.
Startitis Paralysis: A condition in which one is burning to start a new project but is paralyzed with indecision on which pattern/yarn combo to use.
I have a literal floor-to-ceiling tower of sock yarn.
I have a shelf full of sock pattern books, thousands of patterns available on the Internet, my hard drive, and Ravelry.
I frequently browse through the books and the pattern databases. I flag patterns I like. I like several patterns. Why do I have such a hard time deciding on which sock pattern to start next?
In case you think I’m kidding about the tower:
That entire second column is fingering weight yarn. The first column of that style of tubs is Knit Picks yarn, some of which is also sock yarn. I have a lot of sock yarn.
Clearly, I need professional help.
David and I were sealed in the Mount Timpanogas Temple. None of my family are members but my dearest friend, Wendy, made sure I was properly escorted and not alone. She held my hand, dabbed my tears, and dutifully took a lot of lovely photographs.
Except for this one, I hope it’s okay to take a selfie at the temple!
Thanks, Wend, it meant so much to me that you were there.
We were sealed in the temple on a Thursday and then left for Las Vegas for a long overdue weekend away. David still ended up working but we had a nice time and I got a lot of yarn crafting done.
This baby blanket will be going to my visiting minister, Jennifer. I need to hurry, she’s due soon.
I bought those awesome needles at Sin City Knit Shop in Las Vegas, so this picture was taken on the way home.
Socks for me. I need more pairs, the CS building at UVU gets really cold.