My new favorite sweater

Usually, I’m pretty happy when I finish a project.  Casting off is such a rush.  Blocking and weaving in the ends–while tedious in the moment–gives such a sense of accomplishment.  And in that initial euphoria, I think I’m always predisposed to (temporarily) overlook a FO’s faults and declare it an unmitigated success.  And usually, the longer a piece has been finished, all sorts of little faults present themselves (which is as it should be — I love learning from projects and figuring out how to improve).  The love cools to a more reasonable like.

But friends, I think Vatsland is going to be different.

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Once Upon a Sock: June edition

Once Upon a Sock: June edition

Oof, the days go fast, don’t they?

It’s the first Thursday of the month again, so time to talk about socks.

So, I have a confession to make … for the first time in maybe a year, I don’t have a pair of socks on the needles!

Don’t get me wrong, I have plans … some plans I am really excited to share as they take shape.  But the combination of lots of WIPs and Stage 1 Moving has not been conducive to Starting New Things.  Especially if those things require a bit of thought.

So instead, I have some pictures of my finished Favorite Socks to share (as if you haven’t seen enough pictures of them in progress) (on Ravelry here)

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Weekend in Memphis

Weekend in Memphis

Hi friends!!

First of all, thanks for all your responses and encouragement on that pile of unfinished sweaters! Pulling those all out had me feeling a little discouraged, but chatting about it with you all got me excited to re-tackle some of those lovelies … but that’s going to have to wait just a bit as I’m in the middle of a few weeks of lots of travel!

This weekend, Mr. N and I met up in Memphis to attend the wedding of some dear friends.  It was an exciting weekend for lots of reasons: our friends were getting married (of course!), neither of us have ever been to Memphis, it was the first time we’d seen each other in over a month, AND it marked the end of our last extended period of separation — woo hoo!

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