Blogging is not where it’s at for me these days, it would appear! Still, I wanted to pop in and share my latest finished objects … socks. Simple knitting IS where it’s at, I guess, and socks are the top of the list for me. I’ve got two new pairs to add to my already-overflowing sock drawer.
I’d really like to cast on a new sweater but I don’t have a sweater quantity of anything right now. I’m pondering Joji’s easy bulky one, maybe with one of Woolfolk’s yarns. Wouldn’t that be so cozy? Until I get that yarn, though, I’m casting on some new socks asap. Would you believe I only have two WIPs right now? One is a cabled scarf, which I’m enjoying but scarves are long, and one is a Musselburgh hat, which is a crap ton of fingering-weight stockinette and I’m using a black tweedy yarn so it’s not the funnest thing to work on. I’m planning to cast on at least two new projects this weekend, maybe three!
We also finished a big home project. We had a house we’d been renting out and decided it was time to sell, so we spent the summer getting it cleaned up, painted inside and out, and doing odd jobs to fix little things. After one eight hour day of yard work last weekend, we declared it done and had the realtor come take photos this week. Can’t wait to get it sold!
It’s a little bittersweet, though: we bought this house when I was just 22, and we raised our kids in this house. Lots of great memories here. Crazy that we’ve owned this house for half my life! Still, it’s not the right place for us anymore and I’m ready to simplify.
Happy Friday, friends.
Love you black contrast with your neon socks. They look so fun to wear.
Your socks are fab as always. I’m sorry you have to say goodbye to your sweet starter home, but I bet it will free up some resources for you.
Your socks are beautiful as always! Sorry about letting go of your first home, but you will always have those lovely memories of your time there 🙂
The socks look great! It must be hard getting rid of your starter home, but I imaging keeping it as a rental all these years has been a different kind of hard. It sounds like it’s time.
Absolutely love your socks! It’s hard to say goodbye to a home with memories. My husband and I are getting ready to do the same.
Thank you! It is hard. Hope it goes well for you!