I’m riding high on a wave of accomplishment today! First, the slowest knitter to ever knit (ie, me) finished a pair of socks this afternoon.
These are the True Love socks on Ravelry. The sides are supposed to have a repeating column of lacey hearts, which show in everyone else’s socks, but mine are kind of a “squint and use your imagination” deal. No matter, I love the way they look anyhow.
Like I said, I’m a slow knitter. I’m actually pretty slow and steady with a lot of facets in my life. This is something that people just do not get. When I’m showing off something that I made (sewed, knit, painted, etc), there’s always at least one person that says “wow, you’re so talented! How long did that take you?” And it’s always in a tone that says “you’re good at this, so I’m judging you hard if this vintage reproduction, fine-attention-to-detail swing dress took you longer than an hour”. The only thing I can really “impress” people with is PJ pants: from cutting out to finishing, it usually only takes an hour with a serger.
Some people can knit a pair of socks, start to finish, while watching a movie. I sure can’t. One, I don’t have the attention span, no matter how much I enjoy the activity. Two, I’m just slow! And that’s okay! Every project gets finished. It might just sit in the to-do pile for the better part of a year first.
Today I also added some stuff to my Etsy shop!
Bow tie necklaces! I currently have 5 up and might make some with longer chains too.
And it must be the start of a new work week, because I’ve got new nails.
Pink and red are maybe a little too valentiney (and early at that!), but I just love pink and red!
So I finished socks, painted my nails, updated the shop and went to my first belly dance class of the year. Yeah! Oh, and I signed up for my first ever Coursera course. It starts on January 28 and I’m super excited! I’m looking forward to required reading, taking notes and doing homework (what? I fucking loved university and would just stay in school for the rest of my life if I could afford it!)
I’ll have more on that once the course starts up.
I’ve got a couple more posts planned for later this week, provided work isn’t too busy (that’s a BIG “if”, I think). Until then, take care of each other!