Sock It To Me Monday

I finished my springy socks! We have an Iris blooming in the yard, and my socks match. Recipe based on Hermione’s Everyday Socks. Yarn from Bone and Birch. I do love plain sock knitting. Next up, I’ll try some Rose City Rollers (Ravelry link).

I have so many sweaters I want to knit, but I keep queuing cables and colorwork patterns. Then I balk because my brain is not up for that. I guess I’m still decompressing from the pandemic year. So I’ve decided to make a Milkshake Cardigan (Ravelry link). It’s the most basic cardigan ever, which I need to replace my thrift store cardigan that had started unraveling. Now I need to decide which DK yarn in my stash to knit it with. I’m leaning toward the Tunis yarn, because it’s so yummy. This is my first Joji Locatelli pattern to knit, though I’ve been following her patterns for sometime and have heard good things. I also purchased her new Straw cardigan pattern. It’s beautiful, but has cables on the shoulder seams. Nope. Not right now, anyway.

Part 2 of A Visit to Tarheelbilly Farm is live on The Just Craft. I had some sound issues, which I did not expect since recording in the fields — which I expected to be problematic — turned out fine. But recording on the porch of the house was much more complicated. It has me questioning my ability to make a good podcast, but I am going to try to think of it as a learning experience. I did the best I could with the sound in Audacity, reducing the noise and amplifying Charis’s voice. I felt that what she was saying was so important I had to do my best to get the episode out. She is very candid about her thoughts and feelings on racism in the knitting and fiber arts community (and the events of 2020 in general) and even though I struggled with the sound, I’m proud of this episode. I think I’ll take a break before I start the next one, though.

I’ve been steadily working on my felt art for the gallery show in September. Some pieces I really love, some not so much. Some get stitching, some don’t. It’s intuitive but I am finding that I tend to stitch on cultivated landscapes and don’t on wild ones. So there’s a method, even if it wasn’t conscious at the outset.

Oh, I forgot to mention I joined Kate Davies’ Bluestockings Club! Again, I think the first pattern may be a little more than I want to undertake at this time. But it’s lovely and I’m sure I’ll get around to it eventually.

16 thoughts on “Sock It To Me Monday

  1. I love your socks so much! The garter stitch heel flap is really fun and they’re nice spring-y colors. I know what you mean about wanting to knit all the sweaters! I just started one that is mostly stockinette and what looks like a pretty intuitive lace panel and I’m excited about that

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  2. Your socks look great, and very seasonal. I love your podcast, and I think each learning experience makes it better for me as a listener, so thank you. I’m going to start my Joji sweater as soon as the yarn arrives. I’m glad we will be knitting our first Joji projects together.

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    1. ❤️ I cast on! I encoded to use some gray Scout in my stash. I can’t wait to see your yarn! Thanks for listening to my podcast and hanging in there with me while I learn.


  3. Another very full post. Isn’t it a lovely coincidence about the iris and yarn colors matching? I will listen to your podcast next. And the colors in your felted landscape are beautifully chosen. I look forward to seeing more.

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  4. Love your spring socks, and I love the way you style your photos 🙂 Your podcast is just wonderful – Charis was a great subject and had interesting and important things to say. You ask great questions and guided the conversation so well! Thank you for doing such a great podcast 🙂

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  5. Alyssa, the socks are just great. We are alike in knowing when our brain wants easy or challenging for our knitting. I don’t fight it. Your podcast will be awesome. Thank you for the effort you put into the production. I have yet to find a simple way to record for my blog

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