This is my new exchange. I took some yarn in that I didn’t like and exchanged it for this self-patterning skien. I rarely have the shop wind my yarn, and I believe this has saved me more than once.
I get impulsive at the shops. Then I get home and think, what?????? So I OFTEN am exchanging yarns. Bailey just smiles at me, because I do this all the time.
I went from not having any ideas to have MANY sock ideas today.
What’s this Kathy B? Are you making white socks? Nope, this is going to be my next big sock thrill. I’m not telling, but I needed this koigu for my latest plan to hatch. I’ll be able to show you tomorrow, I hope.
I continue to take snow photos, because we still have snow. We did take our Christmas white lights down from the evergreens yesterday. I wanted to leave them up, but Fireman thought it TIME.
I completed one sock and started its pair last night with the 100% wool. I am very happy with the finish. By using 5 needles I was able to omit those awful lines down the sock body.
I’m giving myself permission to cast on another pair of socks and give the second sock a bit of a rest. The yarn is warm but has very little give and I have to watch my wrists and joints.
In an effort to clear up some space on my phone, I deleted a zillion photos, yesterday. I was fine with the parting… and most of the photos are saved on the blog posts anyhow.
However, I realized I’d gotten rid of my mom’s video where she was so smiley and sweet( as always in the nursing home ) in 2016. Thankfully, I quickly searched my mail for the attachment. Oh thank you Lord that I had sent my kids the video and it was still there.
It was very easy to transfer it to a thumb drive where I am keeping family photos now. I would have been absolutely crushed if I had lost that “piece” of my mom.
So thank you technology. For being in more than one place in one time. Speaking of,
I found the single lace sock I’d never made the second of yesterday. It clearly was never blocked. I have no idea what pattern I was using, but I bet technology will save me again. I’m sure I blogged about it and can find it in the old irisheyesknitters archives. Phew. I’m glad for technology today.
I’m off to wind that white koigu now……happy Olympic knitting. !