All the Pretty Blues

My knitting bag may be a giant, disorganized jumble of random needles, loose stitch markers, and bits of torn paper containing invaluable (illegible) pattern development notes, but at least it’s color coordinated.


There’s the multi-toned blue sock that was going to be a holiday gift. Except it came out too small. So now it’s my sock. I have small feet. Maybe someday it will have a mate. My broken needle just might have been an omen?

And the toddler sock for Reed. I really want him to try it on to see if it fits and bask in the adorability of it all, but I am going to wait until his birthday in a few weeks or even possibility Christmas. If I can stand it. I am using my leftover Madelinetosh Sock in Shire from my first pair of socks. I love (hate?) that I can buy a skein of sock yarn and invariably have enough to knit myself a pair…and then knit my child a pair with the “leftovers.” And still have yarn left.

I am nearly done with my final test knit for an upcoming (one can only hope…) fingerless glove pattern (Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted in Well Water)…pretending to ignore my row of twisted stitches. Head in sand. All is well here.

Except it’s not. Rip. Rip.

(My Waterlily Tee is blue too, but I took it out of my knitting bag over the weekend, having faced the facts that it would be on hiatus until next year.)

So far I have accomplished next to nothing in terms of holiday knitting. One toddler sock. Waa waa. At least I can give myself a gold medal for being a good mom. On most days, anyway.

(If your holiday knitting is also in need of some K-CPR (that’s Knitting CPR, in case you are wondering), I have just the patterns for you!

Mostly wishing my pesky ol’ life wasn’t getting in the way of my knitting time. Good grief!

Less typing! More knitting!

Joining Ginny’s Yarn Along and Nicole’s Craft Along. Still reading Outlander. Slow going.

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  • Reply Heather November 18, 2015 at 5:42 am

    So many pretty blues! I love it! I have a hard time not trying socks on the kids while I am knitting ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck holding off!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life November 18, 2015 at 6:31 am

      Thanks Heather. I know if I have him try them on, he will either a) have a tantrum until he gets to wear them Right Away, b) announce he hates them yuk! Or c) they won’t fit. Can’t win.

  • Reply Alina November 18, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Love your color coordinated WIPs!

  • Reply Tina November 18, 2015 at 5:59 am

    I love the yarn you are using for your socks.. yummy!

  • Reply chrisknits November 18, 2015 at 6:12 am

    I totally missed my daughter’s car in the garage and then texted her to ask where she was! She thinks I am loony, well I guess I am, so no mother of the year for me. LOL! Love the blues, such rich colors.

  • Reply iknead2knit November 18, 2015 at 6:14 am

    Really love those blues! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Donna November 18, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Blues are my favorites too. Add some green in there and I’m in heaven!

  • Reply Jeanette November 18, 2015 at 6:42 am

    all those gorgeous blues! so pretty to look at.

  • Reply Sarah November 18, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Pretty colors of blue!! I have been known to try things on children in their sleep… Haha!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life November 18, 2015 at 6:57 am

      That is a good idea! I think I will do that. That is how I cut his nails also. And sometimes wash his face!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise November 18, 2015 at 6:56 am

    a sea of blue and beautiful too ๐Ÿ™‚ mine is a hodgepodge of colors, I tend to lean towards neutrals but orange and browns and greens are there oh and purple!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life November 18, 2015 at 6:58 am

      This must be why yarnies came up with gradient skeins…why choose just one color when there are so many pretties….

  • Reply carolinehauf November 18, 2015 at 6:59 am

    yep to the Outlander… sloooooow going…. I LOVE the blue colour coordination you’ve got going on! You may only have one small sock finished, but at least you can bask in some beauty while you dither about ๐Ÿ™‚ The creative process and all that…

  • Reply itsallaboutpurple November 18, 2015 at 9:29 am

    those socks are beautiful!! i have yet to knit a pair of socks, i hope to be brave enough soon!!!!

    my knitting baskets are completely organized but i wish they were are jumbled, i think that is a sign of creativity!!!!

  • Reply Susan November 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Love all those delicious blues and greens! It is amazing how life manages to get in the way of the things we like doing the most. Still plenty of time to work on Christmas gifts.

  • Reply Barbara November 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I love that blue and green yarn! Gorgeous. If only I didn’t hate knitting socks. Maybe baby socks — I might be able to handle those. No Christmas knitting for me. Whew!

  • Reply Lina November 19, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Oh man, don’t remind me about holiday knitting. I don’t think I’ll make a single project this year and that rarely happens. Sigh.

    I love your bag of blues! Blue is one of the best colors, isn’t it? ????

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