I know you are probably really tired of seeing these socks…but I finished them and just had to show them off one more time.
I probably would have finished these earlier, but I didn’t knit a couple of days this week (more on that later). I really do think that toe up is faster – these just seemed to fly off the needles. I actually ended up having more than enough yarn to make these, and didn’t need the extra yarn I bought. I used the sewn cast off for the bind off because I wanted to make sure they weren’t tight at the top – I don’t mind doing this cast off, but I will say it seems to take forver to do it. I may have to check out some other loose cast offs….I hate to have just one option.
I really did love this pattern – the book really is good – very clear, and I had no problem with these from the start to finish…and just look at these heels!
I think that these are the most comfortable socks I’ve made – I don’t know if its something about how its done, but I just thought that the fit was better. Too bad they aren’t mine. But Larry said the same thing, and he’s happy with his new socks. So I’m glad I got the book for Mother’s Day, and I’m very glad I tried them. OK, enough gushing about toe-ups!
I asked Dan to pick a new bag for my Sock of the Month last night (I know, I should wait until June but couldn’t). One of the bags has yarn to make him socks, and he’s been complaining that it was never his turn. So I had him pick the bag (this way he can’t complain). I was really happy with his choice….but he wasn’t because its not his yarn!
Gorgeous! This is Perchance to Knit, and the colorway is Black Rainbow. I’ve had this in the stash for a long time, and I’m very happy to use it.
Its been a rough week – I went back to work on Monday, and by Wednesday was feeling like crap – my boss was nice enough to let me work from home the rest of the week, and the doctor thinks I was just doing too much. I hate this – I’m ready to be back to normal. But I am starting to feel better and hope that by next week I’ll be doing my normal things.
We also have been having a rough time with our dogs – Maggie and Duncan are having health problems and we’ve been at the vet several times this week for tests, meds and all that. Duncan needs surgery, and Maggie needs more tests, more meds. Its very hard to know what the right decisions are – they are both getting old (Maggie is 13, Ducan is 11). And damn! Vets are expensive! But its hard to see them sick, unhappy and in pain. And its hard to know what we should do. We are still in the process of getting information – all I did this week was read about surgery, recovery and what they think Maggie has. So much information, so hard to know what to do – there are so many options.
On a more positive note, I got an email from Andrew today – he got a 4.0 this semester! We are really proud of him – he’s worked really hard. He’s staying in Maryland for the summer this year, and its already hard – I miss having him around! But he’s happy so I’m happy.
I’m trying to declutter the house – we have a very ambitous plan to go through each room and get rid of those things we don’t really need. Simplify! I’m destashing some books and magazines on Ravelry if you are interested – I’ll be adding more this weekend. I think I’m also going to start putting my books up on Paperback Swap. I have books everywhere and its just time to get back to a more simple life.
OK, my lunch hour is really over, and I should get back to work. Have a great weekend!