When knitting messes up it's nice to know that "It's only knitting." Thank you Stephanie Pearl McPhee aka THE Yarn Harlot. However, even tho it's only knitting, it's MY knitting. I've been knitting-bummed since I found out that I will not have enough STR yarn to finish SIL's Mesa Jaywalker. I frogged the unfinished one back to round 65 on the leg & need / want to frog it back to round 60 & then put it back on all the needles so she can try it on Sunday & see if that leg length will be OK when we go over there for BIL's birthday.
But, it's been sitting there off then needles with the pathetically little pile of frogged yarn. I wanted a pathetically larger pile of yarn so that I KNOW I will have enough yarn to finish both socks in the Jaywalker pattern. Because I know that if I have to frog both socks & re-knit them in a ribbing, they will be beautiful but not Jaywalker so I will want to find other yarn (at least 2 large hanks) & start again on Jaywalkers for her. But I still get a little bummed every time I look at them.
There. I covered them up with a piece of paper. Now, I'll probalby forget about them until it's time to leave & I'll be froggin' & puttin' 'em back on the needles in the car on the way over. heh.
So the rest of Monday I didn't knit & most of yesterday I didn't knit. But yesterday evening sometime I took up sock, yarn & needles again. I had started on the toe decreases of my Yoga sock, which may still be called Yoga but somehow with these 2 pics should be called my Daughter sock. The one with more of the white is the Yoga sock. The other sock is my 1st Cascade Fixation sock, which will now maybe be known as the Mother sock, as you can clearly see where one begat the other. The Father sock is this one. I only have about 6½ yards of the blue left. But I had almost 2 balls of the white & almost a whole stripey one left. So looks my my kittin' mojo is back. Anyhow, 1st of a pair is done, I've cast on for the 2nd sock (on round 12) & life is grand.
I want to knit more cotton for this hot weather, which has become more bearable lately. But my stash cotton color choices are not inspiring me. When I finish SIL's socks (in whatever fashion) & my Yoga sock, the only socks left on the needles are the much neglected stranded Fortissima cotton Castle socks (the with one the floats so tight I couldn't get it on) in white & yellow. Maybe once I get past the crenelated pattern (about 2 rounds left) I'll be back on 1 color & maybe just do some stripes, which are OK. Maybe, get real creative & do up & down stripes. Hmmm. I'll be thinkin' about that as I finish the Yoga & SIL's socks. hmmm. how about some solid Cascade Fixation & some stripy ones so I can have stripy-stripy socks like my Yoga socks. But what colors??? Or should I get some more Fortissima solids, such as dark blue . . . . .
We went sailing late yesterday afternoon. Sweetie woke up from his nap, the wind was good & the temp was in the middle 70's. It was wonderful. We came in at dusk as we were both starting to get cold. Not much wind today & it's warmer. Maybe we'll take the canoe out later.
reading: Liars Game by Jerome Dickey & Confessions of a Knitting Heretic by Annie Modesitt
browsing thru: 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns by Jan Eaton
Parting Shot: "If age imparted wisdom, there wouldn't be any old fools." ~ Claudia Young