There have been some changes in our house, which necessitated the packing and storing of my craft room. I did, of course, make sure to keep a number of projects accessible (I’m not totally crazy), which has encouraged me to work on WIPs in lieu of going on what would ordinarily be a Start All The Things response to the winter weather settling in. There’s just something about cold, rainy days that makes me want to cast on dozens of hats and mitts…

Anyway – I started a sock a couple months ago on a hiking trip, and then it got set aside as life got hectic. I kept the bag out, though, and grabbed it this morning for my commute. I just started the top ribbing of the first sock, and though it bucks my preference for doing two at a time, it is rather satisfying how quickly a single sock moves along. 

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And so it begins

From the popping of cranberries to the final slice of pumpkin pie, I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving. Gobble till you wobble!

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More tube

Getting there – at 8″ out of 10″. Pattern at 

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Totally tubular

Most of my yarn stash is, well, stashed away in order to make room for some houseguests, but I kept several things accessible – including a partial skein of Goth Socks yarn. A friend is knitting her kids tube socks (which are less quickly outgrown), and I thought that would be a marvelous way to use up small bits of sock yarn (and I happen to have some kids in my life). So I cast on a pair, in this lovely self-striping sock yarn.  They move along pretty quickly when there are only 40 stitches around. 

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Boot socks

I have several things in the “all done but the blocking” pile, but I did get these socks finished.  I like how they turned out!

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Money pit

Houses, man. They are expensive – even if your mortgage payments are reasonable because you bought the house before the market lost its mind, the ongoing maintenance is not insignificant. It’s these things that *almost* make me wish we were renters instead. 

New roof. Oy.  This is a big job, but it should be 30 years before we have to deal with it again. This is one of the few house projects we actually paid someone else to do.  WORTH IT. They got the garage done yesterday and will finish the rest on Monday. 

And then there’s interior paint. I only got two rooms worth, but it is a quick way to spend $200. I got the ceiling of one room done yesterday, will do the other ceiling and start on the walls today. 

But first, breakfast with the Mr and dropping off a trunk full of donation stuff. I’m in serious purge mode lately, battling my housemates’ tendencies to keep all the things.

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Learning something new

Brioche in the round! Had to search out a few videos for continental knitters, but I got the hang of it and am chugging along on a cowl. 

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