Friday, March 10, 2006

You know you haven't posted in awhile...

when you have to go back and read what you've written in order to make some small measure of sense & create some continuity.

Rogue went to school last week, and was admired by all. Actually, one girl told her it was cute & asked where she got it, and the Princess replied, "Um, my mom made it," (in a "you won't believe this, but..." tone of voice). Others chimed in, in disbelief (really, there's just not much knitting in rural southeast Missouri). End of story. *sigh*

Mystery Shawl 3 is coming along pretty well. My biggest lesson from the Knitting Olympics is what I can accomplish if I focus on one project, rather than ... 20 or so. Actually, I just counted, and it's more like 9. But I have several others that want me to start them. Fortunately, I don't have a LYS, so there's no running out to buy more needles when the ones I need are in another project. [What did I just say? Fortunately? Well, probably so. I have managed to acquire a LOT of yarn without the benefit of having a yarn store nearby.]

Jaywalkers are past the heels, but there is a hole on just one side of each one, at the top of the heel flap, where it joins the instep. Progress on these seems to be going so slowly, I'm considering taking them off the Magic Loop and putting them on dpns to finish. But if I do that, I may frog back and do a short row heel ala Queen Kahuna. I like her "no heel flap" method, too, but not with striped yarn in a sock that starts with the cuff. The stripes would look like spats to me, I'm afraid. (Had the same problem with the Strong Heel socks, from Knitter's issue K72.)

Hmm, apparently no pics of them in their current state. I'll have to remedy that.

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