Like most crafters, I have a couple of projects going on simultaneously. Sometimes it’s from the boredom of working the same item hour after hour, sometimes creative block forces you to take a break, or if you’re like me, you just have so many different things you want to tackle all at once!
Another reason that I’ve noticed is as simple as giving my body a break. Working a craft such as knitting for example, tends to use the same muscles constantly, and for each project. I feel that when I’m starting to feel too tense or tired, switching gears to a different medium helps by engaging different muscles and creative visions. Anyone else feel the same way?
As of right now, I’ve just been posting finished objects (FO). I enjoy seeing all of the work in progress (WIP) posts from other bloggers, so I thought maybe I should join the fun. It’s cool to see the progress from week to week, and give people a sneak peak of what you’re working on. Many times I tend to finish projects quickly, so this may only happen whenever I’m working on a knitting or crocheting project since those usually take me longe
This week’s WIP is a knitting project, specifically a beanie. I’m trying out a sock yarn for the first time and man is is time consuming! I’ve never used needles smaller than a size 4 and this yarn requires size 2! I feel like it takes forever to finish a row. I’m working it flat instead of in the round because I wanted to use a tubular cast on. The thought of trying to work the foundation rows in the round with that many stitches made me cringe. It’s hard to see the stitches because they’re so small, but I LOVE the clean stretchy edge of a tubular cast on. It’s so great for beanies.
I tried to adjust the picture to show the stitch detail, but it ended up altering the color. I’m using Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Weight in the color Black. Since this is the first time testing out this yarn, I think it’s a little too fine for this project. I think if I were to double up and use two skeins at once, it may have given a more desired thickness. I’ll just stick with it as is since I’m too lazy to redo the tubular cast on, and I’ll try it as a small swatch before beginning again.