I haven't knitted since the weekend when I was working on my first toe-up sock from the pattern from the Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook. It took some practice but I proudly learned how to do a provisional cast on. Once I got the cast on I enjoyed the increases and I knit 71/2 inches from the toe. Then I did an hourglass heel. And I hate it. The heel looks like a heel and all but I miss the gusset. And I must have messed up something along the way because I have less stitches than what I should to work the leg. I love the wool and everything but I am turned off by the heel and - I want a gusset - Can you have a gusset in a toe-up sock? For the time being I am a bit off knitting - it's been a busy week and then when something doesn't turn out to be as easy = enjoyable it takes the gusto out for me.
What you see here is the tangled mess that I awoke to this morning.
I opened the door of the bedroom and found a tangled mess astrew right there at the door. Sasha and I slept and hour later this morning and I was so happy because of it. I am feeling under the weather and I need all the sleep I can get right now. My happiness was blown as soon as I opened the door. Milo was mad that he was left out of the big sleep in - and what better way to let mommy know. Oh well, it's not as bad as it could have been.
This is not the first time this has happened.
I leave a point protector on my work because this is not the first time this has happened with this project. For some reason Milo loves my ebay find from Turkey. He loved it before I even took it out of the bag. He loves the label of the cotton, he loves the balls of cotton - he loves everything about it. Previously I had about an inch of work done when Milo went all haywire on my knitting and he left a bigger mess than this one. I frogged it and put it aside to detangle at a later date and started again with a fresh ball. This time it is not as bad since I am more than half way through the ball.
Well I am off to detangle. Happy Spring and Happy Knitting.
... But we had a lovely time at the park. It was so much fun and so grounding too. There is something about being out in nature that centers you and makes you happy, especially when you are with those you love. It was so nice to see the daffodiles coming up... and other flowery plants I don't know the names too. Spring is coming!!!! Sasha has begun to notice these strange animals in the park... the birds and ducks and squirrels. It is so great to watch her light up and talk to them. And I love being with my husband too, we always have the best times when we go out.
Sasha is wearing the raglan sweater I made for her on our outing to the park.
I finished up my first pair of socks for ME :) ... *little hoppity dance* ...and I am very happy with them. I will post some pics later. I want to knit some more socks... socks for Sasha, socks for my husband and of coarse some more for me. But to tell you the truth... I am a little socked out at the moment.
A little while a go I got one of my ebay purchases in the mail. It wasn't quite what I thought I was getting. So now I am stuck with crochet cotton but I love the colour. I have decided to make another Haiku... even though I put the last one on the back burner (on account of my box stitch not being so boxy... I couldn't look at it anymore and I haven't decided to frog it yet). I chose the Haiku because I can figure out my own gauge, which solves my problem on what to do with my ebay purchase. Haiku2 is going to be an endeavor, a long process with the fiber being so thin and having to use such small needles but I think the payoff will be grand... or shall I say delicate. I am making the sweater a little longer than what the pattern calls for because Sasha seems to outgrow her sweaters lengthwise before widthwise.
Now I am on the lookout for some flattering buttons.
I got my Ram Wools Catalogue in the mail a couple of days a go and found a few things to tempt my taste but I have too much on the go to even consider it for the time being. I love the sweater on the front - Waterfall Jacket and it ranges 45CAD - 54CAD... very reasonable.
I finished my husband's socks on the weekend and he is enjoying them. He finds them so special he only wears them on the carpet.... not in the kitchen ever - and never in the washroom. He doesn't want to ruin them and I am surprised he wears them at all because he cherishes them so. "Reason 4092 why I love my husband".
Now I have started on a pair for me. I put a pink stripe at the top so they will be easily decipherable. I have practically memorized the pattern and I am feeling like quite the confident sock maker. I think I am ready to tackle some toe up socks. Before I do that though I want to do some knitting for Sasha.
I got a call from my new-mommy-of-now-two-friend yesterday and we chatted for about half an hour... which is pretty amazing when you've had no sleep for a week with a newborn and a 2 1/2 year old running around. She said she was really touched by the socks that I made for her little ones - and - that they fit them both perfectly. How great is that? It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
My girlfriend had her second caesarean. She went into labor one day before her planned c-section. Bleck - she was hoping not to have to deal with contractions. They were coming in pretty painful... but only 5 minutes apart... 5 minutes apart. She was glad to have a caesarean because baby girl was pretty large in the shoulders and they had a tough enough time pulling her from her tummy. 8lbs 12oz - bigger than Sasha 8lbs 7oz - and not quite as overdue - 5 days to Sasha's 11 days.
Welcome to the world Katherine Joy - Katey Joy.
I finished my Husband's socks on Thursday. Now he can lounge around in them the whole weekend long. I am so happy they fit him like a glove. I will post some pics in the gallery when I get a chance.