I got home tonight and found a box! I bought sock blockers from Chappy’s Fiber Arts and Crafts on eBay sometime last month and they finally came!
They look huge – I ordered a size large as everyone but Cieara has pretty large feet. But these things are huge – I didn’t think that they would fit my socks…but….
Guess they do! I think these are really perfect for taking blog pictures….they show the patterns very nicely.
Yesterday I was a bit stressed….I read for a while, but wanted to do something fiber-y (I did spend some time researching Angora rabbits, but still haven’t made a decision). I couldn’t concentrate enough to knit, so I spun. I spun a lot. And I finished the Spunky club fiber.
212 yards worsted weight. I don’t know how I got worsted – I really do need to figure out how to get a weight on purpose. I have two skeins – one is very small, the other the balance. The smaller skein was very twisted (I forget which way), but the large one was perfectly balanced. No idea how that happened!
Is it driving you crazy that the lighting is so different in these pictures? I was using a flash, and sometimes not. Anyway, spinning seemed to help. I found myself relaxing more and more. Except – spinning on the Kromski is great. Plying? Not so much. It kept on getting tangled, and the head wasn’t big enough. I think I like plying on the Lendrum a lot more.
Thanks to everyone for the very supportive comments about the situation with Dan. It really meant a lot, and actually did make me feel better. We have decided to get an attorney; Larry spoke with one today and he thinks he can help. Although I’m still undecided that this is the right thing to do, we know if he loses his license, he’ll really be screwed – and by extension, so will we. So we told him we’d help him work this out – and then he has to get his own place. No excuses, and soon. Its time that I cut the cord, eh? I need to work out my own feelings though – I’m so mad at him and need to let it go. But really – thanks for the support.
Did you see that Chris is having a “steal my button” contest? She makes the nicest pins – I’m going to buy a sheep one for me!