Stress Knitting

My break from my Fade led me back to sock knitting, which has become the best kind of knitting when nothing else will do. It’s good for when you’re visiting someone who’s unwell, and it’s good for when you’re tracking a tornado that might or might not be coming right your way. Unfortunately, that means this sock has grown a lot this week. When I picked it up on Sunday, I had just the cuff knit.

img_4136.jpgI made it past the gusset decreases today so I expect to have it done by the end of the week, barring any surprises.

Last night, the girl surprised me by doing some cleaning and cooking a bona fide feast for us. She made carnitas tacos (even deboned and cut up the pork shoulder herself!), lime/cilantro rice, guacamole, and pico de gallo. She also cut up limes to squeeze over everything, and it was all sooo delicious! It really helped brighten a day that desperately needed brightening. I also got to see the boy’s excitement over his first car!


It’s a 1963 Mercury Comet Custom, and he is seriously in love. It needs some work but runs well, and he and his dad can’t wait to start fixing it up. And even though I’m afraid it’ll be a little bit of a money pit, I have to admit it’s a pretty sweet car.

Hope the storms missed the rest of you last night too!

8 thoughts on “Stress Knitting

  1. Love the “new” old car and your sock in progress. I was wondering how you got through that storm last night. It was so bad it made the news in the Dakota’s!

  2. Awesome about both the kids! And… I fail to see how knitting that much of a sock is “unfortunate.” Sometimes a specific knitting project just needs a time-out, but that doesn’t mean that *you* need a knitting time-out.

    • Sorry, I wasn’t clear: it’s unfortunate that I’m stressed enough that all I can handle was a basic sock, and long enough that it led to so much of a sock. It’s been a long week.

      • Ah, got it. This week has been reasonable for me, but last week was one of those weeks for me. I don’t think I did much knitting at all last week.

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