Do you ever have the kind of day at work where you just wish and hope and pray that you’ll be called for jury duty? Yeah, it might sound perverse, but I’d love to spend the day listening to audio books, knitting, and getting paid for it. Plus, The Baron and I have been waiting for the right opportunity to do some urban exploring – I need a good excuse to jump on the Metro to downtown!
I’m really trying hard to stay on the sunny side: my psychic blisters are starting to heal (although the ones on my feet are still killing me!) and it is Thursday after all. But Thursday is a half-empty/half-full kind of situation: there is one more workday left in the week, but that day is Friday. I’m going to do my best to make it to the WeHo Stitch ‘n Bitch tonight where I plan to, for the first time in a long time, pull out a project that is not the Frost Flowers & Leaves shawl. (Yes, that was a split infinitive. Bite me.) I’ve been bringing the shawl around to SnB for what seems like months now, and I think people are starting to know me from the project, so I hope to show the sockier side of myself tonight.
The good news is that I think I cracked the code on the edging last night. Mrs. J, and anyone else who doesn’t care about yarn, you can stop reading here 🙂 The instructions for “wrapping” stitches are pretty confusing, calling for the knitter to pull the working yarn through between the fourth and fifth stitch. I figured that meant the fourth and fifth stitch, total, from right to left, but on more careful inspection I realize that it means the fourth and fifth stitch on the left needle – basically it’s wrapping the four stitches that make up the lattice column running horizontally through the border. Who knows if this is “right,” but I’ve been working on a test-run of the border in the same crochet cotton I use for my lifelines and I like the way it looks. Done. All that’s left now is to actually start work on the edging, which I’m going to save for a few quiet hours this weekend. Once it gets going, I hope it won’t take forever. I am ready to move on to the next lace challenge!
I’ll be knitting on my two-at-once toe-up socks tonight if I can muster the energy to get all the way to the Farmer’s Market – they’re so close to being done, and so simple, and I so want them to be finished! What’s the best cure for blisters on your feet? Nice soft socks, of course. In the few years I’ve been knitting, I’ve never made anything for myself, so I think it’s high time these socks get off the needles and onto my toes.