Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
I almost cried Uncle.
Sock #1 has a big mistake. The gusset worked up horribly. There was a big gap between the stitches for about an inch. I'm thinking maybe I pulled the first couple of stitches too tight and that made stitches three and four kind of "gappy".
A small crochet hook came to the rescue and closed up the gap. YOU can barely see it, but I know it's there and it bugs me. It bugs me big.
Also, I liked the color combo in the skein, but I'm not quite sure I like it knit up.
Especially that little fudged part.
I don't like fudge.
... my big plan for today was to cut off the kitchenered bottom and frog everything back. The yarn would go back into the stash until I figured out how to fix the issues and/or find a better pattern to work with that intense color.
I gave the situation some serious consideration. One sock is DONE, FINISHED, FOOT READY! And, while I can see the mistake, no one else would even suspect there was some serious finagling of stitches on that gusset. Sock #2 is through the dreaded ribbing. Do I really want to start all over?
No! I don't!
I SERIOUSLY don't.
Knitting to continue in 3-2-1.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
When I started this cross stitch project I thought maybe it would take a couple of weeks. It's on perforated paper (i.e. no partial stitches). So, it should go quickly.
I SERIOUSLY misjudged this pattern. See that tree? YOWZA ---- the symbols there about drove me blind and/or crazy. Probably both .....yeah, it absolutely was BOTH.
But, you know what? I love that silly tree and I love the car it is riding on.
Check out this post by Amy (scroll down). Seems like we had a similar idea this Christmas. There is just something about a red car, right Amy?
So, the days are counting down to Christmas and it gets busier and busier. I still think I can get this done before December 24. After all, the hard part is over.
"Little One" wanted to get her moment in the spotlight too. A couple of years ago Vicky gave me some cuttings off of her Christmas cacti. It was the middle of summer so we didn't know which colors I now had.
I put them all in one pot and what I got truly amazed me. I love the apricot and white together.
Maybe someday "Little One" will be as big as Meredith's two beauties.