First Pair of the Year
First pair of the year. The yarn was not my favorite, the colors are kinda odd and the quality is so lala, but whatever, yarn is yarn and not to be wasted. But you know, people always just talk about the yarn, but the needles are as important. I started knitting in pre computer times (and only 3 TV channels which only broadcasted for about 12 hours a day). At that time we where kinda limited on yarn and needles. I lived on the country side, so I was even more limited. There was like one brand of needles and just very few yarn variant. Patterns? Ya, there where pattern books, but they where soooo boring and yes, you guessed it, very limited on fresh ideas. No surprised I kinda wandered off as soon as computers became a thing.
Nowadays things are different. We have a unlimited range of yarn, needles and ideas/patterns (and TV channels). You want to learn a new pattern? No problem, just hit YouTube. You need new needles or yarn? Hit Amazon. There is so much to pick from, it’s like knitting heaven. When I started knitting again I tried a lot of different needles. Cheap metal ones and cheap bamboo ones too. Of course I kept looking at those very expensive needles on Amazon and wondered if it would even make sense to spend so much money on a set of needles, after all they are just little sticks with pointy ends on both sides. After a month or so I gave in and ordered one of those very pricey sets (not to get you confused, a set of sock needles, which is called Nadelspiel here in germany) just to figure out what they are about and omg I’m so glad I did. They make such a difference. I would have never believed it, but ya one stick with pointy ends on both sides is not like the other stick with pointy ends on both sides. The loops don’t get stuck on the needle and they do not slide off by accident. The tip is kinda magical, it grabs even the most stubborn fiber with accuracy and ease. I wish I would have spend that money right at the start, would have saved me some frustration about lost loops and stubborn fibers. I you are new to knitting, consider to treat yourself with a good set of needles, it’s really worth it.
This is the last piece of 2021. I started this pair on Dec. 2nd and finished it today. Now I’m officially done with 2021. Everything finished up, no more lose ends.
2022 on the other hand just started and feels kinda odd. Dunno, kinda like the calm before the storm. I lack energy, the dog doesn’t want to go for walkies, there are no shiny photo motives, nothing fun going on. I kinda expect that the universe gonna drop a bomb sometime soon. Don’t get me wrong now, I don’t think it will be something bad, we had enough of that and you know that one rule even the most stubborn universe has to follow: everything has an end. So bad stuff out and good stuff in. More things to learn and discover, more good food, more colorful soft yarn for even more sox, much more walkies and lots of pawtastic photos. Oh and more coffee and sugar free candies. This year will be a smooth ride for all of us, I mean just look at that number . . . 2022 . . . ya, 2222 would look even cooler but we have to reincarnate about 2 times for that. =p
Okies, enough chatter for now. Back to knitting, started a new pair of sox already just to keep the flow up. Have a pawesome day everybody, stay healthy, happy and safe.
My recent sox project. Why magic, you ask? Well, if you ever played World of Warcraft, you would know that these are the colors of the Kirin Tor, the guys in charge of all things magic, and arcane magic (I always played frost, but I loved the pink of arcane which I could never wrap my head around). These sox will give you + 100 coziness, +50 toastiness, +150 cuteness. The pattern is called Mine Craft Pattern by the way which adds even more comfiness. You have a pawesome day, stay healthy and be safe out there. ❤
New socks project . . . actually, no, it’s kinda an ancient project. I started these in spring this year, got sidetracked, like always, and kinda forgot about them. Well, end of the year, time to finish up all lose projects. I love knitting socks. It’s fun, relaxing and kinda cozy. The material for a pair of really good socks costs less than a pack of cigarettes. As soon as you got some practice you can finish a pair really fast. Socks are really useful and everybody needs them (maybe except those who live in the south). You can make them for yourself (and believe me, if you had handmade socks ones, you never ever want store bought again), gift them to friends and family, sell them or give them for charity. You can binge your favorite shows or listen to an audio book while knitting. It’s basically like a bonsai vacation you can have every day. Have a pawesome day and be safe out there. ❤