WIP Wednesday: Ears and Toes and In Between

Good grief! It’s Wednesday again! I don’t think I was aware of how quickly the weeks passed until I started joining the Yarn Along every week…or most every week. I guess that’s one benefit of doing this. That awareness and marking of time. So, once again, it’s time for my weekly progress report.

The Hook

I’m still plugging away on the afghan squares. I’m doing a challenge in one if my Ravelry groups and need to have 28 squares done by the end of the month and all of their ends woven in. So far, I have 22 squares with the ends woven in on only 5 of them. ย Eep! I’m going to have to crochet like crazy to meet my challenge! I feel like I’m running out of creative ways to photograph the squares, which a problem given how long this is going to take. So, here they are on my double bed, where the afghan will eventually live. That block of 20 squares would be a nice size for a baby blanket. I’ll have to remember that. The quilt has a story, but that’s for another time.

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The Book

*sigh*

I feel like this category is taunting me. I haven’t read any book all week. I’ve read articles and blogs. I’ve read a letter from my sponsor child. I had a great conversation with my bff today about a book. Truly. She’s reading it and really liking it (Know What You Believe). I’m going to add it to my “to read” list. But, alas, I haven’t actually read a book.

The title of my post relates to a book by my favorite author for the very young, Sandra Boynton, called Horns to Toes and In Between. I don’t have a copy of it myself, but I gave one to a new little one recently. If you have littles, or know some, check out Sandra’s books. ย The titles of the post and book lead me to…

The Needles

I’m less excited about what is on my needles and more excited about what just came off of them! I’ll give it a full post on Friday, but here’s a sneak peek.

Ears...

Ears…

On my needles is this sock.

...and Toes...

…and Toes…

I’ve been working on this sock since March. Yes, March. I don’t really knit socks that slowly. I’ve knocked out a pair in less than two weeks when it was the only thing I was working on. That certainly is not the case with this poor sock. It lives in my purse, inside that cute bag (made by my bff), and goes with me pretty much everywhere. It’s my “emergency knitting,” because one always needs a project with them for those unexpected wait times. ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ The sock is the “Diagonal Lace Sock” from Wendy Johnson’s book Socks From The Toe Up. This is my fourth pair of socks from this book. It’s a great book with well-written patterns for every knitting level. The pattern I’m using is simple enough to memorize…or figure out if you haven’t picked the sock up in a while. Great for on-the-go knitting!

That about does it for this week’s post. Time to link up to the Yarn Along over at Small Things. Check back Friday to see what’s connected to those ears. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

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6 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday: Ears and Toes and In Between

    • Thank you!
      Socks look intimidating, but they really aren’t. If you know how to knit in the round, you can make a sock. ๐Ÿ™‚ The trickiest bit is the heel, but there are all kinds of video and photo tutorials online these days. Give it a try!

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      • Thank you! I will do just that! I recently made a produce bag from YouTube. I don’t know why it never occured to me to look up socks.
        I think you are right…socks look intimidating.
        Have a good week!

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