Sock It To Me Monday

Thank goodness for knitting, am I right? I mean. Heck. I have no idea what I’d do with myself if I didn’t have knitting. Okay, sure, I’d read, and I did read a whole book yesterday which was great. And I’d work on puzzles — I’ve got a Twilight puzzle going but it’s all shades of black and gray and it’s currently driving me bonkers. So yes, thank goodness for knitting. I’ve been using my sock knitting for work days, for those short breaks during the day, so I don’t have a ton of progress to show. This is the Vestigial sock (which sounds weird. Look up “vestigial“. This is my vestigial sock, haha! Why is this pattern even called Vestigial? I don’t know!).

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I love this yarn so much. It’s almost self-striping but with such gentle color transitions, and the colors are all springy and happy. I finished the heel while on a Skype Saturday Night knit night with Sarah at Mildly Granola and I made at least one mistake but it looks like a perfectly good heel so who the hell cares? Not me.

Here are the non-knitting things I’m grateful for night now: Dogs that want all the cuddles and snuggles I can give them. A husband who has the time and inclination to cook dinner almost every night, and who is brave enough to do the grocery shopping because the germ thing freaks me out a little. Working for a company that is supportive of working from home, and having a job that is easy to shift to working from home. A son who has stayed in good spirits and is fun to talk to, and who is old enough to entertain himself so that I don’t have to do it while also trying to work.

Those are the big ones. I hope you all are doing all right. I go back and forth with some stretches that are more anxious than others, but overall, I know I can manage being at home for another few weeks. Oh yeah, one more thing: I’m grateful we can still go outside!

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Happy Monday, friends.

11 thoughts on “Sock It To Me Monday

  1. Look up the definition of vestigial and apply it to the sock.
    I’m stuck in the same place with my FOURTH attempt at knitting a single sock. I followed the pattern to the letter. I read the instructions out loud as I knitted and the thing is still wrong. How can I get unstuck? Can there be errors in the pattern I’m using? Any suggestions? Must I unravel yet again?

    Thanks!

    • I did look up the definition. I am struggling to see how either definition could apply to a sock, but perhaps I’m not thinking creatively enough!
      There could definitely be errors. If the pattern is on Ravelry, I’d check the project pages and see if anyone else had problems. Good luck!

  2. The sock looks great, and I can’t see anything wrong with the heel. I really like that pattern. I think the designer picked a word that made her look smart without knowing what the word meant. I’m so happy we can still get outside. If I had to give up my walks I would be a mess.

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