When I posted yesterday, I had a hard time remembering what I had worked on in March. It’s funny how going on vacation can actually cause you to be more scatterbrained when you return then you where when you left. (I actually forgot how to use my washing machine for a few minutes…)
I was very concerned about which projects I was going to take away. I wanted to make sure I had things I would enjoy working on, that wouldn’t be too easy or too complicated, and that I had enough so that if I got mad at one or made a major mistake, I’d still have something to do. I ultimately decided on a pair of socks knit from Cascade Fixation, the Skywalker Shawl from the Craftsy class I signed up for, and Chatelaine’s Friendly Full Moon Witch.
I got a surprising amount done on the shawl, given that delicate lace is a bit difficult to work on when the ship is pitching and rolling. But once I got to the plasma stitch section, I just had to put it away. It was too hard to keep track of all the yarn overs that I had to drop, and I didn’t want to risk making a mistake.
Unfortunately, Friendly Full Moon Witch only saw the light of day once. And, I quickly learned that cross stitch on dark fabric in a moving vehicle just doesn’t work well. My stitching finger itched from lack of activity all week, but it wasn’t worth the struggle to try.
I found quite a bit of time on the plane, on the ship and at Half Moon Cay, to work on my purple socks. In fact, I actually managed to finish one, right down to closing up the toe with the Kitchener stitch. (I remembered to bring the instructions for that with me, since I can never remember how to do the darn thing.) The pattern is Herringbone Eyelet Fixation Socks by Anna of Finally Waking Up.
So, if you’ve been keeping track, you’ll have noticed I finished two socks in March. Given that I’ve worn through two pairs of socks recently, I’m very happy to have new socks. Unfortunately, they doesn’t exactly make a handsome pair, do they?
I’d like to apologize for the quality of the pictures today. I am using a very nice new camera, but I was editing them on the laptop, on which it is hard to judge the true appearance of the image.