I haven't posted for a while, I'm feeling a bit "blah". That last bit if knitting nasty really got me. I went a week without knitting at all. nothing at all. crazy. I did, however, make an espresso cheesecake and played a lot of Diablo. Then July 1st came buy and I realized it was time to start another sock. The yarn I chose is Stroll hand painted in watermelon colors by knitpicks:
I love how it looks in the ball but knitted up, not so much. So I needed a pattern that would break up the colors. I chose the Aquaphobia sock pattern by Crystal Flanagan. I'm in the process of re-writing it to make a toe up sock using Judy's magic cast on and knitting them up using the magic loop method. I should call these my magic socks. . . I'm also going to use some leftover black yarn for the toes and cuffs. Well, yesterday I knitted up the toe and started the pattern with the main color and it just doesn't look right.
I don't think I started with enough stitches, the toe looks narrow and pointy. And I know you can't really see it in the picture but the cables don't match, they twist in opposite directions but the right side looks more like a slip stitch and the left looks clean. . . So today's goal is to undo and redo the toe and write out the pattern using the left cable on both sides. I really want to get this going this week because the hubbiekins and I are taking some vacation days together for our anniversary. We're going to drive up to Kansas City and I wanted some good progress on the sock before the trip.
As far as Celebrating the 4th, I have some snakes and some throwy-snappy thingies. Not really into fireworks (especially in 100 degree weather), but I hope everyone has a lot of fun and plays it safe!