Work Weekend

One of my motivations for participating in a year of making is to remind myself to take a moment every day, to make and think. I often listen to music as I sew, listen to an audio-book while I knit, or talk to the kids while I cook. But sometimes I find myself making in the quiet of my thoughts and those moments can be so calming and centering.

And so, for my first work weekend of the year, I made sure to take a moment to myself each day. That isn’t always easy and a 13-hour conference day certainly makes it difficult, but I took my socks on the trip—and I knit on them.

I had—perhaps too much—fun taking pictures of my progress with various beverages that I enjoyed on the trip. On the plane out, I managed to knit nearly a whole sock! Thanks, strong head winds: you made my hind end sore but gave me lovely sock time.

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At the hotel, I woke up a wee bit early to get some coffee and knitting time in and finished the first sock in short order:

And then, when the conference was over, I enjoyed an adult beverage or two and cast on the second sock:

The plane ride home was much shorter, but I managed to get a fair bit of knitting in—and earned the silver marathoner badge on Audible for listening for 5 hours straight!

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I did see another lady knitting, which is a pretty rare sight for me. I didn’t get the chance to ask her about it, but it was white and lacy and quite pretty. I love seeing folks making in public!

I am off today and have a lot of plans to make lots of things: finish these socks, start some kraut, maybe even a new notions pouch… We’ll see how productive I can be after a big travel day.


YoM day 13: Sock knitting

YoM day 14: Sock knitting

YoM day 15: Sock knitting—finshed the first sock!

YoM day 16: Sock knitting


Happy making to you!

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