A weekend of yarn

I received another Craftsy box last Thursday, which contained a Worsted 3-Way Scarf Kit I bought during one of their latest sales.  I really do love their sales.  Generally, you can’t even get the yarn for the price these kits go for.  Even if I wasn’t going to knit a scarf, I’d probably still buy the kit just for the deal on yarn.  So I got the kit, picked out one of their 3 designs that came in the kit and got to knitting.  This started off a weekend of yarn.

knitting a scarf

I picked the kit in the color “Denim”.   It turned out to be a pretty simple pattern, which is basically knit the right side and a 1×1 rib on the back which gives this texture.   I generally put on a documentary when I work on crafts and sometimes I get sucked in and lose count of my stitches.  I’ve already screwed up several times. You might be able to see my mistakes at the top right. But as I go it’s getting easier and easier, so I may just rip it all out and start again.   Or I might leave it, because — who cares.

When I needed a break from that I started knitting socks.  Turns out you can screw those up pretty badly as well.   Take these socks for instance:

forgot to knit the heel

Somehow, I completely missed an ankle and heel on one of the socks.  It was going to smoothly and then when I preparing to sew up the toes to all the socks I made, I saw this. I thought about ripping it up and trying again, but I’ve done that before and it really isn’t worth it.   The way the toes and heels are made basically knots the yarn together, so it’s very difficult to reclaim the yarn.   I’d rather just not.

As you can tell, I was totally winning at everything last weekend.

pile of new socks

In the end, I still came out with a pile of finished socks.   And that sock on top is made from the yarn I was excited about in my last post.

And when I wasn’t playing with yarn, I was deep cleaning my room.   I don’t know if you know this, but I’m a bit of a craft supply hoarder.   So I went through all my dresser drawers and started tossing anything I haven’t looked at in years.

Who needs this drawer full of shirts?  Not me!   This drawer could fit so many hanks of yarn in it.  And this other draw would be perfect for paint brushes!

So yeah, I love plenty of drawers empty now and waiting to be filled with supplies that are hiding throughout the house.

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