An Update About Some Knits

A lot of times I make stuff that I can’t use right away. Usually because I finish a lot of stuff during the summer and can’t wear it until winter. So when I make posts about my knitting, I can’t really say much about how functional they are. So today I’m going to talk about some things that I’ve been wearing lately and how warm they are. If I wasn’t so lazy I would take pictures of me wearing the knits in question, so you can see what clothing they look good with, but since I am a lazy ka-photograher, I’m just going to use old pictures.

First off are my Saxony socks.

 

Yesterday it was rainy and I wanted to wear my rain boots. Last winter, however, I wore my jaywalkers with my rain boots and they fell down around my heel and it was very uncomfortable. So I thought about all of the socks that I have in order to decide which would be the most comfortable to wear with rain boots. Obviously not the jaywalkers. And my first socks are baggy, so they’re out too. The Glynis socks would have probably stayed on my leg, but they are lacy and short, so they wouldn’t keep my legs very warm. And my modified Kai-Mei socks are stretchy and ribby, so they probably wouldn’t stay p very well. So I decided to wear these because I hadn’t worn them yet and I figured that since they’re so tight (seriously, I probably should have gone up a needle size for the leg instead of just doing some increases, but oh well) that they wouldn’t fall down past my ankles.

These socks are very warm and comfortable. They kinda slouched down my legs, but it was no big deal since they are so tall anyway. As predicted, they didn’t fall past my ankles which was nice.

I’m not going to talk about Ishbel and Vivian today because I’m about to go fix myself some scrambled eggs.

But first, I am going to tell you about a new pair of socks that I started: Garden Gate in black and red.

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French Fries

So, read this article first. Or at least pretend to read it.

Okay, so we all know now that Wendy’s is changing their fries. Which kinda makes me mad. I liked their fries. They were so much tastier than fres at McDonalds. So yeah, that’s my personal rant about changing the reipie without asing my permission.

But anyway, now I’m going to go all nerdy on you and talk about nutrition. WE DON’T NEED ANY MORE SALT! Seriously, many people, myself included, already consume too much sodium. So why would a restaurant think, “Hm, you know what our food needs? More salt! Let’s make our food less healthy!”  I know that salt has its uses in cooking, but 500 mg is a lot of salt. The article soesn’t say if that is 500 mg of sodium or of salt, but either way, adding more salt to a food is taking a step backwards, nutrition-wise.

So, yeah, there’s my two cents worth. Take it with a grain of salt. Hehe, get it? Cause I was just talking about salt. But in all seriousness, don’t believe everything that you hear. Read my opinions, but know that they are just opinions, not fact.

Some Pictures

So I have a few pictures! I finished the Ishbel shawl a little while back.

This is the before blocking picture. I don’t have an after blocking picture yet, but I will eventually.

Here is a close up of the lace.

I made a skirt last weekend, but I didn’t take any pictures of it, so you’ll just have to take my word for it. It’s made of denim, and all that I did was hem it, and put in elastic for the waist. It was really easy, and I thinking about making another skirt similr to it made of wool, because there’s a sale on Sunday, and I’d like a warm wool winter skirt.