This year is nuts so far. Work is crazy. I mean, so crazy, I am not even going to try to describe it because I may have an emotional breakdown. Personal life? Good. Could be better due to some financial troubles from the past yet again biting my ass, but good, if a bit stressful. Boy? Good. Occupied with new video games, music project, and work. Southern Knitters Ring? Um, I've been slacking this week. Bad ring mistress. I should be horsewhipped. Secret Pal 7? My group is all matched up, and my matches have been sent out. Contacting my SP match? Finally done, as of today.
So what have I been doing with all my FREE TIME? (HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA)
Let's take a trip down memory lane, shall we?
First there were the Jaywalkers that I ripped out 3 times because I couldn't get the ribbing on the leg perfect.
Then came the Ja Woll Lang Jaywalkers I decided I hated after one pattern repeat.
Then we were back to the Sockotta Jaywalkers, which I got done ALL THE WAY TO THE HEEL before frogging because I am a perfectionist and royally effed up the heel.
JAYWALKER ANKLETS. WITH DIFFERENT YARN.
So, I turn the heel, and am halfway done with the foot when two things happen:
1. I notice that the pattern is not matching up EXACTLY with the pattern on the leg
2. I decide the yarn is too dark to properly show the pattern.
Last night, I cast on for a toe up pair using the Sockotta and a hybrid of many suggestions/patterns.
So far....so good. The toe and half the foot are done. I'm excited about this one. I keep on chanting "I think I can, I think I can."
I will kick this socks ass. This is the one!
The upside of all the ripping and restarting? I am learning TONS about the minutiae of how a sock is created. Really. More than I ever, ever, ever wanted to know.
Cross your toes for my latest sock and send good sock vibes my way.
I'm off to collapse in a heap now.