Trying the Multi-Project Route

After finding myself stalled out on the socks I am working on, and needing a project I could work on kind of without thinking much at a party I went to this last weekend, I started my net commission – a pair of fingerless mitts for a friend.

I haven’t gotten much knitting done this week, though. I’ve had writing and editing deadlines up to my ears.  This is not because I have had too much work; it’s more because I seem to have acquired a summer cold that is kicking my butt.

I hope to get back to my regular schedule soon.


Still Here, Still Working, Progress of Sorts Being Made.

I’m almost caught up on the socks I am making, and I have a line on the yarn for a scarf for a client, although she now wants to postpone the commission for a bit. I sent her an email back as to whether I should hold the yarn for her, or can I use it for other stuff, and order new yarn when she’s ready (I will be getting it through an indie dyer I often use).

I also got my domain names back from the person who had theoretically been administering them for me, so at some point soon I will start building a website to host this blog and other knitting related things.

Anyway, I just spent two hours working on the socks, so I must get back to writing now — I have some articles due before I go to bed.

Busy, Busy, Busy

Photo ©2013, Deborah J. Wunder

Got my friend J’s socks done early this morning. They took a bit longer than I had expected, but I got a ton of actual work to do while I was working on them, and it’s been along time since I’ve had work that paid the bills. I know this isn’t the greatest photo, but it’s what I could do quickly with what I had.

I started the next project, for a different person (also named J): another pair of these socks, only in browns.

A funny thing happened to me yesterday, BTW. I had gone to my gastroenterologist’s office for an ambulatory procedure.  When he took me in, I reminded him that I had offered him free socks, and he looked at the socks I was wearing and declared them a work of art. He then asked if I would mind holding up the procedure for a few minutes while he got one of his colleagues, who is a knitted sock fan. I ask you, gentle readers, how could I refuse that request? So he brought in the colleague, who promptly ordered a pair in blues and asked that I leave my business card for him (which I did).  Talk about drumming up business in weird places….

You see the wheel-like thing in the background in the above picture? That’s my spinning wheel. I got it just before I moved to where I live now, but I haven’t had time to learn how to use it, sadly. Learning how will be my next big project, as soon as I get a bit of time to play with it.

Anyway, I should get going, because I have a lot of work to get done tonight — both written and knitted!

Not Much Going On This Week….

I wish I had more to report, but I’ve had a cold that’s been kicking my butt all week.  I got a bit more work done on the pair of socks I’ve been working on — I’m about 2″ away from starting the toes.  The person they are for has seen them and likes them, including liking the navy I chose for the contrast (heels and toes) color. Once I get some writing deadlines out of the way, I should be able to breeze through the rest of the socks in a couple of hours.

The yarn for the next project — socks for a friend’s boss — is wound already, and I just need to check that she still wants them. It’s good to see my project list beginning to shrink a bit, although my Ravelry queue increases at a rate to more than compensate for anything I get finished.

When I’m in Manhattan tomorrow, I need to hit a yarn shop (I’m thinking of Gotta Knit on 34th Street, or Lion Brand on West 15th Street).

Anyway, I need to get back to work, so onwards and upwards!

Progress of a Sort!

It’s been a very busy day at Chez Wunder.

After getting no writing work for six months, I am suddenly inundated with assignments. So knitting has been mostly pushed aside.

However I was able to deliver the first two pairs of socks to my accountant last night (she loved them).  And I am well on the way down the foot of the current pair of socks.

Unfortunately, I cannot provide pictures at the moment, because my iPhone decided to drop dead about ten minutes ago. I am in the process of restoring it, but until that is done, I can’t take pics.  Such is life.

Anyway, I must get back to work — deadlines wait for no woman, and I do need to get some sleep tonight, because I have a doctor’s appointment in the morning.



Still Recovering…

I’m still kind of tired most of the day, so I’m taking it very easy.

I am, however, working on a pair of socks — Hermione’s Everyday Socks — for my friend Joanne:

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Picture Copyright 2013, Deb Wunder

I really love making this particular pattern, too.  It really hows off variegated yarns quite nicely. (I apologize for the picture quality – just did a quick snap with my iPhone.)

Anyway, I have a batch of things to work on, once I get my stamina back.  I have commissions for another scarf, and several pairs of socks, plus a few project I would like to get finished that I found when I was cleaning the house lat month.  Plus, you know, the logarithmically expanding queue on Ravelry.

Happy New Year!

2013-01-01 16.01.07It’s been a crazy week, what with hosting Christmas dinner, the stroke and death of my sister’s fiance, cleaning, and various other things, but I got Claudia’s socks done on the last day of 2012.  They look really great, and I can’t wait for her to try them on!

2013-01-01 15.59.43I also managed to find and photograph an old project of mine — Damson.  The pattern was a gift from a friend, at a point where I really needed something to cheer me up.  And it did that admirably, and reminded me that I love shawl knitting as much as I love sock knitting.

I have started (today) yet another pair of Hermione’s Everyday Socks, this time for my friend Joanne.  She chose some J. Picks sock yarn in the Louisiana colorway.  I’m about halfway up the ribbing, and will hopefully have something to post on this one soon.

Claudia has picked out yarn for another pair of socks, although I’m not sure what pattern I will use for them.

So that’s where my knitting is for this month.  I’m going to take a look at the patterns for YOSS-2013 in the next few days.  Hopefully, I won’t bail this year, as I ended up doing last year.

I hope this year brings lots of yarny goodness, health, happiness, and prosperity to all!

See you next time!



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