Zack arrived safely to Raleigh on Wednesday last week. He missed the first bus into Philly (I think in all the craziness we neglected to tell him what time it was coming!), so i called one of my oldest friends to go pick him up and get him on a train for center city. That all happened like clockwork, and zack got on the bus, and now he is home! We are all happy. Now for the kid to find a job!!
I’ve been knitting on socks and shawls, trying to clear some of my UFOs before starting work on May 6th. I’ve been more throwing my own stitch patterns into socks lately, and find it immensely satisfying.
This is a copycat pattern I figured out. I saw a pair of socks that I loved, in Laine magazine, and didnt like any other patterns available, so I tested out a theory and it worked. The pattern I saw had this design all over, but I find I prefer a pattern running up the foot and front of leg, I tweaked it and this is the end result. I am thrilled with it. I also ripped back Unraveled Scarf, restarted on size 3 instead of 5, and am increasing every 4th row instead of 8th. I am back to the stitch count i had when i made that decision and the thing is a manageable size! Much happier with it now!
Over the weekend we went to Ollie’s, where i found this:
I’ve been looking for a stitch dictionary forever, and finally found one! There are so many patterns I can put into socks! I can’t wait to start experimenting!
These are just a few, but I am trying to be disciplined about what I cast on right now! I have several more projects hanging around that I’d like to finish before I start all of this!
Life is good, hectic, but good. Next month EJ will be home for 2 weeks. Zack and I are going to work on finishing all of the trim paint in the hallway today. And touch ups in the entry way. Maybe the trim in Kate’s room, we’ll see how far i get before my shoulder hurts or i get annoyed. I really do hate painting!