Let’s start with the bad, shall we? Do you remember these?
These are my February Sock of the Month – Pomatomus in Wollmeise. Perfect, right? Well, right now they look like this…
I had a really bad knitting week. Really bad. I don’t know what was going on, but I dropped more stitches on these socks than I have since I started knitting. Then I realized that I was knitting one DPN on one row of the pattern, and the other two on completely different rows. Then I pulled out the needles by accident twice. After I got it back on the needle, tinked back and took a look, I realized it just looked terrible. Definitely not something I’d be happy with. So I frogged them. And now I think that I’m going to skip the February sock since its the 21st and there is no way I can finish a pair in a week at this point.
I’ve also been having problems with my On the Vine scarf – I actually frogged it too – I did one and a half repeats and just couldn’t get a row right. I tried, and tried. And then I got mad and frogged it. And then I realized that I had been including the edging stitches in the repeat. Sigh. No need to frog. Damn my impulsive frogging! I restarted it and its clipping along. Love the Malabrigo Lace!
So that’s all the bad. No bigggie – I’ll eventually restart the Wollmeise socks. But really – what a bad knitting week.
How about we get to the good?
This has been such a bad winter here in the Northeast US – too much rain, snow and ice. Our driveway is a long hill – not really super steep but enough that my car just couldn’t make it up most of the time when it snowed or was icy without pushing, cursing, and all that. And there is nothing worse than worrying about missing my train when my car is sliding backwards down the driveway. I know that the winter is almost over, but we’ve been looking for the last couple of weeks for a new something – gotta help stimluate the economy, right? And today I picked up my new car…
I bought a VW Tiguan. And I absolutely love it. It is all wheel drive so I’ll zip out of the driveway, and I don’t have to worry about the snow or ice. And its just so nice and fun to drive. And for the first time in years, I didn’t buy a silver car – isn’t the blue pretty (looks like the Wollmeise!)? I just want to get in it and drive. We are supposed to get a little weather here tomorrow – yea!
How about one more happy thing to finish this off? I’ve been watching my comments….I was getting close to a major milestone on the blog, and I kept on watching and waiting and finally, it happened yesterday. My 5000th comment! Can you believe that? I really enjoy all the comments I get – and I really enjoy all the friends I’ve made in the three years since I started the blog. And 5000 comments – wow! I wanted to mark this occasion and thought of sending a prize to the person that made the comment – but then I thought about it – and maybe its just me, but I really like picking out my own yarn, so I think I’ll go with a gift certficiate to the Loopy Ewe instead. Ok, so who was my 5000th commenter (did you get that I like saying that?)? It was Lynne from I Was Knit Together In My Mother’s Womb. Congrats, Lynne – and thanks for reading and commenting!
OK, I’m off to catch up on blogs – this week was really busy with work and frogging and I’ve gotten behind. I hope you have a great weekend, and if you are in the area, come on over and take a ride with me in my pretty blue VW!