100 Day Project – Days 31 & 32

This week has been hard. In addition to side effects from the chemo medication making me really tired and not being able to eat much, one of my children developed a health issue that has resulted in a lot of work for me physically. (Laundry, laundry, and more laundry.) Plus it feels like this has been a highly emotional week for everyone. School work has taken longer, music practices have fallen by the wayside, and the weather wasn’t as nice as last week so I didn’t even get to spend as much time as I would like outside.

One wonderful thing I have been doing though is dedicating time to become a better sock knitter. If you’ve been reading through recent blog entries you know I was working on a ridiculous colour work sock. I’ve finished the pattern part of that sock but I’m still not sure if I feel the need to finish the actual sock except for fun – and it doesn’t feel like fun right now. What I want to do is get good at knitting socks for my family. My girls all like ankle socks and for the past couple years they have been getting socks from the Sketchers store and they barely last a season and it drives me nuts! Moira wears through her toes almost immediately and Fionnuala wears through the underside of her socks. It is such a waste to be buying those crap polyester socks that don’t even keep their feet warm and stink after a couple wears. Wool, even thin wool, is much warmer and is naturally deodorizing so it doesn’t stink like cheap polyester socks. Today I finished episode two of Earthtone Girl‘s No Fear Sock Knitting class and I’m really enjoying it. I’m looking forward to class three tomorrow – or maybe I’m just looking forward to going to bed right now because I am DONE with this week.

(These current blog posts are part of my #100dayproject and are written quickly and posted without significant editing. They are what they are, mistakes and all. Much like me.)

  2 Replies to “100 Day Project – Days 31 & 32”

  1. Johanna
    May 10, 2020 at 4:17 am

    When I was a teenager my best friend was deeply into knitting. With her help I knitted a sweater but the sleeves didn’t come out quite right (my fault not hers)
    I keep it as a remembrance of her. She was killed in a car accident 11 years ago. I didn’t and still do not have the patience for such things.

    • May 11, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      I’m so sorry about your friend. That is truly awful. I think knitting kind goes two ways – either it is soothing or it is really freaking stressful. For me it is soothing, but things like my girls asking me to draw them something makes my anxiety sky rocket because my drawing skills are sub par unless I put ALL of my effort into it and I find it so stressful. I guess I don’t put that kind of pressure on myself when I am knitting.

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