Walking every day. Some days I take two shorter walks. Others days I head down to the trail so I can have a long, flat walk. I usually have something in my ears but yesterday I left my headphones at home. I need to do that more often. As I walked I thought about things, even puzzled out a few questions that have been cluttering my thoughts. Walking every day is teaching me a lot about the world beneath my feet too.
And when I am not out walking, I am doing a lot of sewing. I struggled through the mathiness of adding a checkerboard to my Stay@Home quilt but by the end of the day, I was very pleased with the results. I wanted to add more green and now that I have done the checkerboard, I am pretty sure that there will be an appliqué vine and flowers in those white borders. This quilt is teaching me a lot about my sewing process. I am paying closer attention to my seam allowance and trying very hard to sew a nice, straight seam.
Eleven days into my 100 days of sock knitting and progress is being made. I started this sock on day one. By day three I realized it was going to be too baggy so I unraveled and cast on fewer stitches. I also went down a needle size when I got to the heel turn (as advised by a few of the wonderful sock knitters out there) and I am very happy with the way this one is coming along. Hope to finish by the weekend and cast on sock number two. Then I can get back to my beautiful striped yarn for the next pair. Knitting on these socks every day has really helped me get more comfortable with the needles and the process. Practice, practice, practice.
Now that I have finished this post, I realize that I have written three things on a Wednesday. Wonder if I can come up with three more things tomorrow?