It’s Thursday already?!
So I finished my first Hermione Sock on Saturday night, just before we left Baltimore at an unholy hour on Sunday morning. As you can see above, I haven’t made much progress on the second sock!
It hasn’t been a great week for knitting, period. I had thought I’d get a big jump on the second sock on the plane from Charm City to the City of Angels, but the flight was so early I slept through about half of it! I managed to cast on and complete the rib for the cuff … only to find when I finished, it was much bigger than my first sock — the downside of doing socks one at a time, I suppose. Since then, I’ve restarted and made it through the cuff, and just began the texture pattern. I set it aside to try to make some progress on my Nut Hap, and the net result has been not a lot of progress on either project. Sigh!
I’m still waiting for life to settle down a bit and find my normal routine here for the next month. There’s just been so much travel and moving, and I think it’s all caught up with me! I was feeling a little down earlier today … it’s easy to feel like I’m not making much progress on knitting, or my actual work for that matter, with everything going on. But then Mr. N and I went out this evening, and I was reminded that there’s so much that’s exciting about this time of transition, even if it’s sometimes exhausting! When we left the apartment, I heard a loud and unique bird call and looked up and saw … a flock of parrots! Apparently, imported parrots escaped decades ago, and they’ve thrived here! How weird and wonderful is that? We wandered up to San Gabriel for dinner, where there’s a large historic mission, and had a lovely walk.
Hopefully, next week, I’ll have a little more progress to share. But if I don’t, that’s okay too! We’ll see what adventures, knitting and otherwise, the coming seven days hold.
There’s a group of us who blog about sock knitting on Thursday. Check out my fellow Thursday sockalong-ers below! And if you’d like to join in, feel free to link up:
- Alex at Alexand Knits
- Paula at Spin a Yarn
- Hannah at unsophisticated + jejeune
- Jennifer at A Creative Yarn