Monday, February 20, 2012

Here's what I've been doing this week.

I only started these socks last Tuesday, and I've already turned the heels. There are a couple reasons these socks have progressed so quickly, the first being that the chart repeat is pretty easy. The second is that I had a couple days last week where I had a lot of time on my hands. In the middle of the day on Wednesday, I had a work-related hearing to go to, and it was two hours before my case got called. So I knit up about 2 inches of the leg before it was my turn. Then that evening I had to prepare for a colonoscopy the next morning, so I spent the whole evening knitting while the preparation did its, um, work. I think I was knitting until about midnight or so. The next morning, I had the 'scope, which was all clear, and alternately napped and knit the rest of the day.

I had a little trouble turning the heel - not because it was difficult, but because halfway through it, I discovered a broken ply in one ball of yarn. I had to cut it, then unravel because I didn't have enough to weave in. Then I had to unravel again because I'd made a mistake with a couple wraps, so I think I ended up doing those heels about three times. At least now I'm working on the foot, so I've only got a couple more chart repeats until I can do stockinette to the end. I think I can safely say they'll be done before another week passes.

In other news, I got a call from my mother who told me today that the Vilai socks I knit for her friend were a big hit. She was so excited to have such fancy socks, she kept offering to buy me more yarn (which I wouldn't decline, myself) but Mom told her they were a gift, so no new yarn was necessary. It's always nice when your hand knits are appreciated, isn't it?

I don't have anything else on the needles at the moment, but I have been looking at lace patterns to use with some Brown Sheep Legacy Lace I bought last year as the Knit Nook was closing. I haven't made up my mind whether to knit it up in an Estonian pattern or try something else. If you've got any suggestions, I'm open to them. Until next time, Friends.

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