Before I forget, I'm going to add this to the top of this post. If you are participating in WIPW, please make sure to use the link to your WIPW from this week, and not the main page of your blog/website or the link that Mister Linky saved from last week. Thank you!
I hope everyone is having a great week. We're having beautiful weather (in the 80sF range) and it's perfect since I've had to dye a lot of yarn recently. It helps them dry faster than normal. As I mentioned yesterday, I will be sharing a table with Sharon (my friend and owner of Ami Amour) at the Queen Bee Market this weekend, so am trying to get as much yarn dyed as possible. I also need to tag them, label, etc. So I ask you, please count all of this work as one of my WIPs. LOL
Now on to the good stuff...
This is an epic week. Not only did I opened my online hand dyed yarn shop, Candy Skein, it was also my dog Milo's 2nd birthday yesterday. Another thing to make it epic (well, other than catching OBL), I AM KNITTING MY FIRST SOCK. That's right, the whole reason I originally wanted to learn to knit, socks. I can't tell you how excited I am. Seriously. Not only am I knitting my first sock, I'm doing a pretty good job at it (or at least at this point). I don't really want to toot my own horn, but doesn't it fit perfectly so far?
Even more awesome? I'm not really using a pattern. I started out looking at this pattern, but I just got confused. I then watched the sock knitting videos by Knit Picks. Let me tell you, without these, I'd be totally lost on the heel flap/heel turn/gusset. I sort of just started winging the pattern to fit my foot (I have a really long skinny foot) and didn't want really tall socks since summer is practically upon us. I must say, that little heel turn is pretty damn magical. Question though, the heel seems a little pointy. Is it supposed to?
Anyway, that's it from me for now. I mean, seriously, isn't an epic 3/4 sock enough? ;)
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