Or better yet...catchup!!!
Or ketchup...however you say that tomato-ey stuff you put on your fries. I have been cooking away in the kitchen canning up all kinds of tomato-ey goodness in jars. I have experimented and added to my canning repertoire. But more on that in a different post.
I also have "cooking" a test knit for another sock pattern I have been working on and off for the last few months. This yarn is from Pagewood Farms called Denali and I love the colors so far. This colorway is called "Crayon" and it really does hold all the pretty crayon box colors, light blue being my fav of course. :SMILE: I will include a sock yarn review on these after the beauties are all knit up. So far I think this yarn is going into a favorite category though. Lovely, lovely stuff.
I finally got one very old and dusty project OFF my needles. OH the heart ache of what one does when they should just admit defeat and frog the blasted project into the pond and forget it.
I kept going. I re-knit and re-knit again and finally finished one sock in a pattern I detested. That would be the sock for hubby on the left here...
So what's a knitter to do...?
She designs her own version (sock on the right) and improved the design so much she wishes she would have written the instructions down to make her own pattern! And this sock design was in a published book...pooh! I checked on Ravelry and it sure was reassuring to know I wasn't the only dolt who didn't "get it" and wind up with baggy ankles and misshapen socks with yarn weight and needle sizes and gauge that impossible to meet. I was on double 00's with heavy sport weight to meet gauge. CRAZY people knit double 0's with heavy sport. To meet the designers gauge there simply was NO WAY.
So on #2 I simply went my own size of needle, my own numbers to make a descent sized sock and improved on the sole of the sock with a seed stitch pattern rather than a complicated slip stitch every 3rd row pattern. It worked out. Since hubby will be wearing these around the house during winter on cold wooden floors--aesthetics aren't important here. At least, that is what he told me. DONE AND GONE!!!
I was gifted some pretty yarns from the Ukraine here...For mittens or socks. I haven't decided yet what I will make with them. I am just thrilled I got some fiber from another country. The wool is actually from Turkey--but processed and sold from Paris. Madame Tricote Merino Gold.
Either way--this picture doesn't do the colors justice. They are much brighter in person. The web link above will take you to their site for more pretty string.
NOW...my book find!
Did you hear me SQUEE really loud?
Look at the details!
I am just smitten. I can't wait to get some cloth and thread and start stitching some practice work. I will bring these into my Latvian mentor and get some translations first. But WATCH OUT!!! These could very well be something I am into for awhile.
School has started and time again is short for my passions of creating. So I am trying to delegate between doing my passion and doing my duties and what is required of this crazy woman in her home.
It's a Balancing Act many days.
I have good things coming up soon though, that I can't wait to share with you all.
May those stitches be twisting the right direction for you today...