Sunday, November 09, 2008
This weekend on my own has been very relaxing and very productive. Two socks came off the needles yesterday. That's the first Scrolls sock and the pair of Seaweed Socks from Wendy Johnson. I'm getting much better on the toe-up cast-on (though still not my favorite).
Pattern: Seaweed Socks from Wendy Johnson (that is a free PDF). Yarn: Unwind Yarn Company Handpainted Superwash Sock Yarn (that is Craftygirl83 - she has an etsy shop here). The color is called Sarasota. Needles: Knitpicks Harmony DPN's 2.25 mm Started: October 27, 2008 Completed: November 7, 2008.
Note: This pattern is really gorgeous - the yarn has a nice base - I could wish for a little less of the gray tones in the color - but hey! I bought it.
I am working on my short row heels - I’ve got the wrap and turn down - it’s a matter of how deep I make them.
How about good grades (from my kids, I mean.)? The Middle School and High School quarters ended this Friday, the Teen turned in one of his best performances so far. Educating our Teen has been a delight and a challenge. I feel like we've been pushing him in one of those Flinstone cars with the stone wheels, and he finally put his feet down and started moving on his own, and I can't keep up! He's a Junior this year and he's become obsessed at looking at colleges. He and his dad went down to Madison over MEA, but he wants to go out and visit John Hopkins and Duke University. When I think of the struggles he's had to get this far, and I see his hopes and aspirations - well - I couldn't be more thrilled. (I'm not giving Puck short-shrift here, I'll brag on him at a later date, but frankly, his challenges have been different than his brother's.)
Another lovely pair of socks. Have you tried the toe-up cast on that's linked in my sidebar? It's VERY, very easy.
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