Yesterday was apparently a productive day for me, now that I’m thinking about it. I finished my Hundred Acre Shawl (stupid thing. It’s blocking & will get its own post later) and I finished my Wonder Woman puzzle (super fun!) and I finished a sock! After I finished the shawl, I pulled out the sock, thinking I was maybe halfway through the leg. Instead, I was delighted to find that I was on the foot and even past the gusset decreases! I’m not sure why I continued the lace down the foot instead of doing plain stockinette, but I stuck with it and I think it was the right choice.
Now I better cast on the second sock right away or it might never happen. Even though this yarn demanded to be lace, I am reminded why I knit vanilla socks over and over: they are my comfort knitting and lace does not fulfill the same needs. Doing this puzzle also reminded me of how calming I find puzzles, and LEGOs, probably for the same reasons: they demand focus and concentration so my brain doesn’t wander too much into my worries, and they do what they’re supposed to and create something pleasing. They’re rather therapeutic, really, which is why I’m going to find another fun puzzle to do very soon. We need as many therapeutic things as we can find these days!
I can’t wait to see your shawl once its blocked. I love the colors in the yarn you’re using for your sock. My husband used to put puzzles together. Old time hunting and fishing ones. Now that his eye site isn’t what it used to be he doesn’t do that any more.
Thank you. I’m noticing my eyes are not as good as they used to be, that’s for sure.
I enjoy doing puzzles too. Your shawl looks great, and the socks are really cute. I like the lace down the foot.
I like the lace too, it’s just not mindless. Bah.
Heh it’s not just me! I’ve been kicking myself for carrying on the pattern down the foot of my Hermione sock. Maybe next time we’ll remember and have an easier time of it.
You and me both!
Your sock and shawl look great! And that is a cool puzzle 🙂 The lace down the foot looks good, but it definitely would not be as relaxing a knit as stockinette.
Oh, I love the sock! It might be a little extra work (and therefore not as relaxing) but it looks lovely!
Thank you! I know once they’re done, I’ll be glad I did it this way!
Lace socks, though, are why I sometimes have more than one sock project on the needles at once. They seem like a completely different thing compared to simpler socks.
I love puzzles too. The sock is so pretty.