Wednesday, June 14, 2006

My Mind is Turning to Mush

I’m not sure where my mind has been lately – maybe it’s already on vacation without me. I had started my Trekking socks last week – grabbed the needles and cast on. The ribbing was done and I decided to use the simple lace pattern posted on Wendy’s site. About two inches into this pattern I decided that I may not be the lacey sock type so I ripped back to the ribbing and started again with plain old stockinette. Then I noticed that the sock was looking a little big (even for me with my size 10 feet and 72 stitches). What an idiot! I had grabbed size 2 needles – I always use size 1 for fingering weight socks.

Well, here are the before and after pictures of my socks. Looks like I'll be starting again.

To cheer me up, I got to open the package from my One Skein Secret Pal. What beautiful sock yarn – a cotton blend that I have never used. Lana Grossa Meilenweit Cotton Fondo. And such beautiful colors. Thank you for the wonderful gift!

And I started a project in this month's color of blue - these cute baby jeans. I think they will make a cute gift along with the bibs I've been working on from Mason Dixon Knitting.

I’m also trying to decide what to take with me on our upcoming vacation. We are heading off to Disney and I can’t wait to get away. I’ll probably bring socks since those are easy to carry around and I have been known to knit while waiting in the lines. Kids stare at me but don't say anything and one time a woman commented that it was a great idea and she wished she had brought her knitting with her. I should also bring my Amazing Lace partner – maybe I can get some extreme knitting in while we are away. But I doubt I’d be allowed to knit while dropping 13 stories in The Tower of Terror.

By the way, Helen and I share a very special day next week. We emailed each other about an online party, but since I’ll be away from the computer at that time, it may be a good idea to just get the party started early. Margaritas anyone??


Rebecca said...

I'm making those baby jeans now. Ready for the scary part of throwing my knitted jeans into the washer!

Helen said...

I hope you had a very good day! Mine wasn't, but I've made up for it this weekend. :)