|wonky short-row toes|
And I started the Wayward Socks from Cookie A's sock club. Forty-four rounds into the leg of the first sock, I realized I should have made the larger size. So I have ripped those out and restarted.
|a bit too narrow, I believe|
Meanwhile, the new Knitty is up, and as I was browsing the new patterns, I clicked on a link to an excerpt from Clara Parkes' book, The Knitter's Book of Socks. I checked the price at Amazon, and then I clicked on the iBookstore link, and looked at a sample of the book on my ipad. It was in color, where it would have been black & white on my Kindle, and the price was the same for both electronic versions of the book. I bought the iTunes version, and actually read all of it, up to the section where the patterns start. The first sock (Stepping Stones) is done in worsted weight yarn, and this inspired another shopping expedition (online) -- this time to Eat.Sleep.Knit, where I found a couple of skeins of Malabrigo Rios that looked good. The best part was when I logged into my account, I had a $50 credit from one of their scratch-off cards from a previous order.
And the blanket from back in January? It is waiting (patiently, I hope) for me to get back to it.