Good afternoon. It’s 4:43 pm here on the west coast. I just put in seasoned, organic potatoes that will bake for an hour. My daughter’s team had two, away matches this week and guess what?! She won in both of her singles games! When she won Tuesday evening, I was that mama hen struttin’, breast out in pride.
Today was a quieter day, thank you. I read The Black Witch on the elliptical, stopped by Whole Foods to pick up carrots and daikon for pickling for tomorrow’s bahn mi’s (the husband had bought some one weekend they were mostly crisped up bread and very little meat and garnishes), and then worked on my closet to switch out bins for my fabric and sock yarn. I told the husband I need a bookcase of my own for my childhood, knitting, and sewing books since he has most of his stuff in our old bookcase in his office. How was your Friday?
So I have some overdue progress to show you. I haven’t been able to knit as much lately, but there are differences in these WIP’s from my last, KFM post.
So here is Disneyland 2018, sock 1 – part of My Sister’s Knitter Head, Neck and Feet KAL.
Right now I am mostly through its foot. The instep continues the slightly modified, stitch pattern. For the heel, I wanted to knit up an Eye of Partridge instead of the usual slipped stitch one.
The next step is to measure the length of the foot fabric. The general rule is to stop two inches before the total length of your foot. After that, I would move onto the toe. Mostly likely I will knit a rounded toe as I feel that style fits my feet best.
Did you know there will a Mary Poppins Returns coming out mid-December? I don’t know if I’d watch it in the theaters but I will watch it one day. The original of course is one of my favorite, Disney movies. It’ll be interesting to see how this one measures up to the first.
Here’s Hermione, Hogwarts, & Halloween – part of Stitching the High Notes’s Pumpkin MAL.
To refresh your memory, I’m using Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. This pattern has been knitted over 24K times! Out of this number, 152 of these have been knitted in Tough Love Sock by Sweet Georgia Yarns, the brand and base I’m using. None are in the same colorway as mine.
You can see I’m into the leg. I kind of want to make sure I’m knitting the four-round pattern correctly. I’ve been picking this WIP up on and off and usually don’t use my stitch counter when I’m at a tennis match. I think visually, the fabric looks okay and seems consistent.
Before I go as this is a “for me” post…
I got some yarn mail yesterday! I subscribe to Must Stash Yarn’s website. She is the one who dyed the yarn for my Yer a wizard, Harry socks. Her last e-letter was about her latest dye-to-order colorway, Hogwarts. This yarn self-stripes into each Hogwarts house! I saw it and was like, okay, I got to have it.
Oh, the timer has gone off. Off to serve steamed, baby back ribs that were made Wednesday with oven-roasted spuds and broccoli. Have a good evening. TTYS. Bye.