October 18, 2010

Well, at least I accomplished one thing this weekend...

The Open Rib socks are complete!

  • Pattern: Open Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch.
  • Yarn: Premiere Yarns Serenity Sock Yarn in color Chili (although to me they look more like Christmas candies!)
  • Needles: Size US 2 dpn's
  • Made for: Me!
  • Pattern notes: Overall I'm really happy with this pattern. This was the first time in making socks that I carried the pattern all the way down the instep to the toes, and even though it was a little tedious, I like the look (we'll see if I like the feel when I wear them with shoes! LOL). I also opted for a three-needle bind off for the toes because I loathe kitchener stitch/toe grafting. This is also the reason my next project is socks from the toe up with a provisional cast-on/short row toe. =)

In other news...well, there's not a lot to report.

I'm a little, OK a LOT melancholy and weepy tonight. I don't know why. I have felt on the verge of tears all night long and can't really put a finger on the reason, aside from some frustration with the way some things are going. Namely:

  • Being indefinitely in a holding pattern regarding TTC.
  • My husband being out of work since last Christmas, with only one job offer that didn't pan out because of his disability (severe vision impairment).
  • My prayer ministry forum going absolutely nowhere. I know it's new, and I know that it hasn't really had a chance to take off, but I felt such a calling to do this, and I'm beginning to question whether it was really what God wanted me to do. I mean, you put your heart and soul and time into creating something and it goes nowhere...it's just kind of depressing.
  • Being changed crews at work (which means I am going back on nights starting Monday, will be on nights for two weeks, then back to days for a month unless I get changed again. You wouldn't think so, but such changes take a toll on a person).

I know these things are out of my control, so I know I shouldn't get worked up about them, but sometimes you just can't help it. If you are the praying kind, say a few extras for me, OK?


  1. I love those socks. So sorry you're feeling so down. Hoping today brings some refreshment and renewal for you.


  2. The socks are amazing, I wish I knew how to knit like that ! Do you sell them ?

    I understand the feeling of being out of sorts with some many things happening in daily life. I will keep you in my prayers as you work through them. I also like your prayer ministry, I would LOVE to join you if you will have me ?!

  3. Thank you for dropping by. Thought I would return the favor. Love the socks. My feet are always cold and these locks look absolutely toasty!

  4. Thanks Suzy! I am feeling somewhat better.

    Sweet Pea~ Thanks! I haven't sold any of my knitting, most of my knitting gets given as gifts. Strangely, I've been knitting for 6 years and this is only the third item I've made for myself. LOL And I would love to have you join the prayer ministry. Just visit the website (click on the button in the sidebar) and register. There's not a lot of traffic yet, but I'm hoping soon there will be.

    Cheryl~ Thanks for visiting and the compliment on the socks! Love getting new visitors!

  5. Those socks are fabulous! I really like the colorway you chose.

  6. Those socks look really comfy! Perfect for a cool night curled up with a good book lol.


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