Big Socks. Big Socks. Go Socks Go.

I’m making a pair of Fuzzyfeet because I messed up on the border of the shrug and I wanted a break from it. And because my feet get cold sometimes.

I’m using some green Cascade 220 that I bought a lang time ago.

Speaking of the shrug, let me tell you what stupid thing I did. After I finished the body of it (which turned out good by the way) I picked up the stitches to knit the border. Since I’m using a fancy made up lace pattern(rows one and two: purl 3, knit 3. row 3: purl 3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo) I assumed that I would need a multiple of 3 stitches. So, after picking up the stitches that I was able to pick up, I increased to 297 stitches, because the pattern said to pick up 296. Stupid, stupid, stupid me. I started the 3×3 ribbing, and was almost to the end of the row when I realized that, a 3×3 rib would need a multiple of 6 stitches, and that I (stupidly) did not pick up a multiple of 6. So I decided to take a little break before I rip out the last row and fix it.

Here’s a picture of it shortly before I finished the body.

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Pink

On Sunday we went shopping in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and the Rivergate area of Nashville. Mom and Dad bought a new griddle and a new dehydrator, since I broke the last one (in my defence, it was 14 years old or more, and there is a possibility that it just broke of its own accord while I happened to be using it). The also bought me some sheets to sew into curtains. I haven’t gotten around to making them yet, but they’ll be pretty when I do. I was planning on getting yellow, but they didn’t have any yellow, so I got blue instead. I bought 3 skeins of Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Berry for two dollars each. One of the skeins is a different dye lot, but I have plans to overcome that. I started knitting the shrug from last year’s Spring/Summer issue of Knit Simple. I’m knitting it in stockinette stitch instead of the slip stitch pattern that it says to use, because the slipped stitches didn’t really look worth all the extra effort to make. I’m also knitting the body in one piece, because I hate seaming, and because the pattern description lied and said that it was seamless, when in fact, the way it’s written is far from seamless. I also plan to knit the top part raglan style when I get to it because, again, I hate seaming. And I pretty horrible at seaming. It’s not just that I don’t like to do it, I can’t ever seem to get anything that I seam to look halfway decent. And why would I put a lot of work into something that’s just going to end up looking bad? Anyway, here are a few pictures of what I have so far.

Yesterday I drove to Kentucky with Dad, because ever since I found out that it’s only 3 counties north of here I’ve been wanting to go there. So we did, but there wasn’t really much there. We also picked some roses off the side of the road (our road, not some random Kentuckian road) and dried them on the new dehydrator in hopes of making potpourri, but they don’t smell like anything. We kept them any way, because they were pretty and I figured that we could mix them up with some lavender if we ever get around to growing some.

My tiger lilies are blooming, and you get a picture of them, even though they’re not pink.