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Sock plans

I have decided on sock plans.

This Knitty article had some good thoughts on sock durability and holes in socks. Sometimes it's hard to decide whether to bother with repairs or let an item go, but S still wants those mothy socks, so I decided to go ahead and get some darned darning yarn and a darned darning mushroom. I'm somewhat tempted to use some of the bright-red darning yarn I pinched from my mother's yarn stash (sorry, Mom, but I can give it back if ya miss it!), but I'm going to try and have some restraint. Sometimes S has unusual aesthetic standards. :-P He wants to keep things limping along for as long as humanly possible, and I can respect that, from a resource-use perspective.

Second to that, I am going to knit socks. I might even knit some for S. But I also just want to knit socks, and see how they fare. dichroic had some useful suggestions for how to deploy softer yarn in the knitting of socks, and the above article does, too, so we shall see how that goes. I'd been thinking about knitting socks even before this repair job, so off I go.

But I might also take a bit of a break from knitting to get back to quilting for a while. A less sweaty project for the summer.

Craft projects, man.



( 3 remarks — Remark )
May. 5th, 2015 01:58 am (UTC)
It had not previously occurred to me that either knitting or quilting was a particularly sweat-centric endeavor!
May. 5th, 2015 02:17 pm (UTC)
You might not think so...but I've been living in southern states for the past decade. Once temperatures get above ~80 degrees, I almost completely lose interest in knitting, because I knit almost exclusively with wool. The cotton for quilting, on the other hand, shouldn't be quite so bad.
May. 5th, 2015 02:20 pm (UTC)
Heh, that's fair. Things I never would have thought about.
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