I’ve been working on my socks during my commute this week – I’m trying to get them done because they are a gift and I want to send them off to the recipient because he/she is going through a rough time right now and socks always make you feel better right? And also because I want to start working on Hypoteneuse on the train so I can get that done (or maybe the Chevron scarf)…(or maybe I’ll cast on for a new pair of socks)…anyway, back to the socks. I’ve finally got to the heel – so I did the flap, did the turn, clipping along on the gusset decreases….looks good, doesn’t it?
Or does it?
I use Knit Picks Harmony DPN’s – and love them. The only problem is that they are too short for my DPN holder – so 50% of the time when I pull them out of my bag, some stitches have come off the needles. And apparently that little guy stitcking out above fell off – and I didn’t notice until I was 7 rows past it. Sigh. I had to wait until I got home for better light to drop the stitch back to the one I missed, and them pick them all up again.
As I was doing it, I thought about how when I was a new knitter, I would have ripped the whole project back to that point…and I remember some projects that I frogged completely because I couldn’t pick the stitches up again. I still have a lot to learn as a knitter – but I’m very glad I learned how to drop and pick up stitches! Whew! I’m also very glad that I have a really small crochet hook with me at all times!
I am so glad it is the weekend….I don’t have any planned but relaxing, knitting, napping. I hope to finish the socks this weekend – and of course, do a lot of work on the throw (I was really tired the other night when I worked on it and I think I messed up the last row, so I’ll need to go back and see what I did – don’t you hate that?). It is starting to feel a bit like spring here….although our winter wasn’t bad at all, I think I’m ready for warm weather, sun, and being outside.
Hope you have a nice weekend!