Friday, July 13, 2012


Growing up I was the kind of kid that teachers loved.  I would do my assignments, my homework, I loved to read, and overall I did well.  I could focus on the task at hand and forge ahead.  I shudder to think what kind of student I would be now, as it seems I have adult onset ADD.  I have the attention span of a gnat.  I'll have piles on my desk at work and go from one to the other as I think of things that are more important than what I am currently doing.  That carries into my knitting and spinning.

I have my TDF goal and I'm plugging along.  I know what I'm knitting for Ravellenics, I'm still working on my Evenstar (although not steadily because it requires FOCUS) and I even have a pair of socks on the needles.  Not bad.  After watching Ashley and Dora over at A Spinners Whirled Podcast I saw the Hitchhiker Scarves they had knitted.  Now I have seen these scarves all over Ravelry and didn't give them much thought because I'm not a huge fan of the garter stitch.  However, they knit theirs in handspun rainbow colors and I gotta tell ya - they look awesome!  I thought about knitting one with my Parachute yarn that I just finished but it's even too bright for that (I think that yarn is destined to become socks). Then I remembered a sock in progress that I haven't worked on in years.

I started it with excitement but for some reason I just wasn't feeling it when I got to the heel.  I think part of the reason was that it is a 1 ply (Zauerball Sock) and I know darn well that I will wear through that heel after 5 wears.  I loved the way the colors blended though.

So I'm thinking this will become a Hitchhiker soon.  So I think my sock is visiting the frog pond shortly and I will TRY to wait to cast this on until my socks are done.  I just need to focus.

1 comment:

Beth said...

I think that yarn will look great as a Hitchhiker!


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