I’m usually so good at documenting my projects, even/especially the boring bits (I love capturing average everyday moments), but I think I just got caught up in all the terrible things going on everywhere that I just emotionally worked through the first sock without even blinking. So we’re beginning with the necessary rewinding of the sloppy yarn cake after finishing the first sock.
Second sock 5 stripes in, nothing to add but effort.
I was going for really cute paper sack, but in heavy cotton canvas with french seams. This is ridiculously stiff cotton duck, it feels industrial, like it would be used on a boat or something, I love it.
I’ve made so many versions of this little sack, trying to get it just right, this might be my favorite one so far ..or it might be my favorite because it has my name tag on it. I’m having a love hate moment with these little f’d up peachy tags.
When I first moved out my mom gave me some of her old kitchen stuff to get us started, in the mix were a few of my grandmas dishes. Over the past 28 years some things were lost in moves, others broken, this is one of the last pieces and we still use it all the time. Featuring one of the prettiest almond danishes ever.
Sock & sack, looking good together but going nowhere slowly.
I’ve been doing so much behind the scenes junk, WordPress made some root changes which caused some formatting issues with my past blog posts and pages (for some reason my older posts get more reads than my recent ones?) ..anyways, I wanted it fixed and was told that it would have to be manually done, so I straightened up all of the posts (since 2011!), streamlined pages and links to near perfection. Yes, the website/blog looks a little different now, but it feels good and weird and timely. Hello again. 🥰
I bought tiny paintbrushes just so I could, one is a frosted peony cookie, one is a heart shaped chunk of today’s sky, neither are bigger than a fingertip.
“When giving up remove your shoes and socks for maximum effect.”
I let too much rage pass between sock 1 and 2, they are like two different socks with two different tensions, looking very similar, but feeling incredibly different. These are not my usual universal whichever foot socks, these are.. that specific one goes on your bigger foot socks.
Still using my usual sock pattern though – Emily’s Favourite Socks by Emily Foden.
It’s how we ball socks, even homemade ones.