Work in Progress Wednesday #5


In this post, I’m participating in three WIP Wednesdays; Freshly Pieced, Tami’s Amis and Musings from the Fishbowl.

This is my 5th Work in Progress Wednesday and while we all know I post other weeklies (Marriage Monday has been going on since last summer), this weekly specifically really calls attention to what you managed to (not) get done in a week. I mean, yes I have three kids that I enjoy spending a lot of time with, and yes my husband has turned me into such a serious neat freak I can’t knit or sew or…well anything, until the house is clean, and yes, I cook everyday and bake almost everyday, but I’m not really thinking about any of that when Wednesday rolls around and I am posting about a single 3/4 done sock – that I started LAST Wednesday.

Anyhoo, let’s show some love to these socks, for my Uncle Peter’s birthday, called Jules. They’re actually a pretty quick knit. Pretty much all of this knitting was done over three short sessions while watching Law and Order at night. 😉

This is a close up of the waffley pattern in the leg of the sock. I think they’ll be extra warm because they look like thermal underwear!

So! I’ve carved out a piece of my nightly schedule to get more done around here, craft-wise. If I don’t, Wee One #1’s curtains will never be sewn and I will not get this amazing blanket done by July. I haven’t even touched it again yet because there are birthday socks in the way!

This is the heel of the sock. I adore socks with a slightly patterned heel. Especially if it’s not painful to knit!

My goal this week is to have at least finished these socks, if not finished these socks and started on the next ones. I need some pressure lol. I’m always a fast knitter in December!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Kathleen  •  Jan 26, 2011 @3:47 pm

    Ooh, I love the thermal-underwear-ish texture of those socks, they look so squeezable and cozy.

    Right? It makes me feel warm just looking at them!

  2. Marushka  •  Jan 26, 2011 @4:11 pm

    Those socks will be a fabulous gift — squishy texture and lovely color, too.

    Thank you, he loves hand knit socks.<3

  3. Tami  •  Jan 26, 2011 @4:31 pm

    Love these socks! The pattern is fun without hitting you over the head, you know?

    LOL yes! Exactly!

  4. autumngeisha  •  Jan 26, 2011 @5:11 pm

    Neat texture on those socks. It’s definitely hard to fit crafting time in between all the other things that need to get done. That’s why I tend to knit mostly at night after everyone has been fed and in bed. Hope you can find some time for yourself soon!

    That is definitely the best time to get anything done!

  5. Paula @ KnitandSeek  •  Jan 26, 2011 @5:27 pm

    Awesome socks! And for what it’s worth, I’d be over the moon to have 3/4 of a sock done in a week. You don’t need to knit faster, you just need to lower your expectations! Okay, I’m kidding. What I meant was, they look great! Good luck cranking out the rest of the pair! 🙂

    LOL I think you might be on to something with lowering my expectations – something’s gotta give!

  6. Shannon  •  Jan 26, 2011 @7:01 pm

    Those are great socks! And that seems like pretty quick progress for 3 evenings of knitting, so I bet you can finish them up in no time.

    Thanks Shannon! I appreciate that!

  7. Lee  •  Jan 26, 2011 @10:17 pm

    Wow, you are one busy girl! Don’t feel bad about not getting more done, we’ve all got lives! More or less! : ) And I love your socks, I can’t imagine knitting something like that so quickly.

    Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a great week!

    Thanks Lee! That really does make me feel a lot better about it! One day, I will find time to make beautiful quilts – one day!

  8. Stef  •  Jan 27, 2011 @9:40 am

    They look fabulous! I have knitting envy, lol 😉

    I bet you’ll get it!

  9. shelley  •  Jan 27, 2011 @12:10 pm

    o boy.. i can so relate.. thanks for reminding me of the huge bag of half finished needlepoints i have… hmmm maybe i need to pull them out! lol

    I’m very monogamous with my projects – obviously! It bugs me to have stuff unfinished lol

  10. Fiona  •  Jan 27, 2011 @1:33 pm

    I like the color – perfect for a guy.

    I’ve been working on the same pair of socks since September – how’s that for sad? Luckily they’re just for me, so there’s no rush to get them done.

    It once took me a year! It was a busy year!

  11. Liz in Ypsilanti  •  Jan 28, 2011 @8:04 pm

    Those socks look so warm and squishy and comfortable. I think it’s completely okay to be project monogamist. I am, too, but I have several crafts going at once (but only one knitting project, one quilting project, one book to read, etc.).

    That’s totally me! I can’t even read more than one book at a time! LOL

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