Today is a snowy day that sorta took us by surprise. I’ve been working night shifts this week, and with a wind storm this past Sunday, I’ve been watching the weather to see if there will be anything I’ll need to be aware of when I leave the building at midnight.
Isn’t that a beautiful sight? And that triangular thing? That’s my drying rack. I guess that I won’t be drying knit socks on the deck for awhile, eh?
I’m now at the point where I can turn the heel on Sock #2 of the Gentleman’s Railway Socks. I’ve been grooving away on the leg pattern and just doing what I can in the time I have. Unfortunately, I left my “main knitting” at home last night, so I had to do something else on my lunch hour.
Does that leg look smaller than the last update? Yes, unfortunately. I wound up with an extra yarnover somewhere, and when I tried to “fix” the issue, I wound up with a nice ladder-effect from the dropped extra stitch. Whoops. So I spent my lunch hour last night tinking back about the same amount of rows I would have knit. The upside to this is that I’m now ready to start knitting in pattern again!
I’m a little cheesed that I didn’t get my November socks finished by the end of the month, but I will admit that my Sims addiction got the best of me. I know that I mentioned that I wasn’t sure I’d be doing a “Skinflint Sock Club” sock for December. I’ve decided that I’m going to post the sock of the month, and if I can get to it…damn skippy I’ll knit it! The Sock Knitter’s Anonymous group on Ravelry theme for this month is an interesting one, and I’ve chosen a sock that I think will be a fun one: Sidewinders!
Technique: Stashbuster or Unique Construction or Entrelac
Designer: Anni Designs, Emma Haigh
I’ve got some self-striping Regia kicking around the stash, so I’m thinking I will drag that out and try the Sidewinders. They definitely qualify for Unique Construction! Feel free to join me!