Yesterday I visited grandma and she guided me through making the heels for my socks. The day after, when I’m writing this I’ve already forgotten how the heck I managed to make those heels, so some more tutoring will be needed.

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The first part of the first sock is already done. The work went along quickly and before I knew it, I reached the heel section. Because I have absolutely no clue about how to make the heel, I’ll have to wait until I can get back to grandma’s place, before continuing the sock. So, in stead I’ve started on the second sock.

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Yep, this is turning into a sock. It has been ridiculously slow going, but it’s getting better for every row. I probably made a mistake in the sock yarn I chose to work with. Being a dark grey color it’s a bit difficult to always clearly see every stitch. However, this is what I chose, so I might as well just get on with it.

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First part of the pillow cover is officially done, mistakes and all. I lost count of the rows I was doing several times, so the striping is uneven and stitches were lost, picked back up, more stitches introduced and removed. But it’s finally done, and I’ve been purling like crazy. I can understand why some knitters dislike purling.

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After completing Project Scarf, I obviously had to get started on something else. Being a complete beginner in the world of knitting, I turned to my grandma for some inspiration. She recommended I got started on a pillow case (or cover if you will), so that’s what I did.

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My first project is nearing completion, and it has been a great learning experience. I’m at the end of my fifth skein of yarn. Laying out my work and looking at the difference from one end to the other clearly shows how my technique and tension has kept improving. It’s a wonderful feeling.

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I got a bit sidetracked, and spent some of the evening watching knitting podcasts. Apparently a lot of ladies have turned to YouTube to create podcasts with them showing off their works in progress, or WIPs. I clearly have a long way to go before I get to their level of experience and skill.

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Another day, another skein of yarn. It was a bit of a challenge to switch to the next skein of yarn, so yet another trip to my trusty source of information on everything knitting was in order. YouTube came up with a lot of ideas for how to tackle this problem, and as always, people have different ideas on how to approach this, and some of them there less useful than others.

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