Sock pair #32 for the year started off well. Yesterday it looked like this:
That’s Star’s Tour de France pattern.
Seriously people wtf with knitters and the bike racing? I understand that it’s not that exciting so there’s no bothersome changes in tension like the ones that occasionally happen to me during hockey season, but omg! Go outside! Watch grass grow! Same effect! And you get some valuable vitamin D. It’s good for you!
Anyway, it started out well as you can see. I was just about to start the toe, but something had been bugging me about it. I don’t usually do socks taller than 5″ to the heel, so this thing looked monstrous. Like some sort of giant pink kilt hose. I tried it on. It was okay. Just okay. Kind of binding, but I have giant cankles and even bigger calves, so I figured I could give it to one of my friends who had more gazelle-type legs.
It was also getting very long in the foot. This was a problem.
So today the sock is again a ball of slightly crinkly yarn. I’ll use a finer weight and bigger needles when I tackle this again and likely will leave out a couple of the leg repeats.
It’s not going to happen right away though, as I’ve got a sweater to finish, a sweater to start and my new wheels will be here this weekend!
I did some designing this week and there’s drawing and calculations for a sweater and a pair of socks. The sweater was a huge amount of math. Took hours and there’s still a bit┬á more to do.
In other news, the power to the house next door has been disconnected and the random visits from my old neighbour have stopped. Maybe there is a god.
We decided the deck furniture was looking a little sad so we got these:
Now I just have to make some tables to go with them. Love being able to lie in the sun without ants running all over me.
With June being so cold, I guess these guys were a little late this year:
That’s a long haired June beetle. He’s huge. About 2″ long and 3/4″ wide. They sound like small birds when they fly. Kinda cool, but they like to eat fruit tree roots, so I was happy when he decided to go elsewhere.
Gonna go get some vitamin D now, you should too. Who knows, this may be all the summer we get!2 comments
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