There has not been much sock talk lately here. I have three pairs on the needles at the moment. But that is not a problem. I don't count socks as UFOs any more. So don't expect to see them finished. When I finish a pair of socks, it is good, they are highly usable and in need around here constantly but if I need to rip one occasionally, it is not a big deal. I don't let it be because the yarn is never wasted.
When I draw, some of the papers I use are quite expensive, and if I don't like the outcome, which happens a lot, I have to toss away the used paper. I try to use cheaper paper for sketching but even so many of my drawings end up in the waste basket or in the fire. There have been times when even my Labrador has refused to eat the meal I cooked after some new recipe. Failure sometimes is unavoidable. It is annoying when it happens but one has to accept it. And I believe every creative work is bound to not-succeed once in a while, so why not knitting?
I have not abandoned Nutcracker. But at the moment it is more or less the same labour as the last time and it does not make very interesting blog topic. For me it is still interesting because the design process is not yet complete... But little distraction is in order and is good for the soul...
New sock yarn from the Loopy Ewe, Smooshy Sock Yarn by Dream in Colour in Deep Seaflower and in Beach Fog. (I could not get the colours right...) and a bunch of sock patterns by Wendy. There is the pattern called Garden Path in the picture... but I think I will knit Making Tracks first.