Lots of knitting has been done, but not nearly as much progress as knitting!
Last weekend, I started the heel-- hoping I could get it to look right…
Not a chance.
I’m knitting with out a pattern, and knitting a different size than I normal do, I missed the landmarks—this sock is so big!
My first go at heel was hampered by a way, way too short gusset.
So that heel got ripped, (and the turning on the other heel too) and the gussets, and some of the foot—and I started again with a gusset—longer this time. The second gusset was longer, (it really should have been longer still!) but I extended the heel stitch beyond the gussets, and it looks and (and feels)—OK
So now the race is on to finish the leg, add the red stripe, a cuff, and finish off with a tubular cast off (in the orange)—my self imposed deadline is coming up fast!
Some years ago, when I had more money (than time) and a friend in need, I gave them $20 to tide them over a rough spot
I never expected the money back (I felt a bit guilty that I was buying my way out of real support)—it was a gift to a friend. It was what I could easily do, to help, then. Done, I forgot about it.
Well life goes on, and things change.
I changed jobs, and moved, (and moved again) and change from taking the RR to taking the subway, and they moved, and retired, and things changed for them, too. So what a surprise—to find a nice note, and a $20 bill!
The bill immediately started burning a hole in my pocket…
So yesterday afternoon, I stopped by Gotta Knit—it’s just a few steps out of my way from work to subway—and walked out $18 lighter, with 2 skeins of sock yarn in tow.
Yes, I know, I have other things to knit besides socks, and I have enough sock yarn to outfit a platoon, but I like the soft subtle stripes of this yarn, and I have nothing in my stash remotely like it-- It was a wonderful pleasure!