I feel like I say this a bunch, but wow -- it's Wednesday already? That was fast. Mr. Right is traveling all week on business and it's left me feeling all out of sorts. If it messes me up this much now, I expect to be a full on wreck once we're actually sharing a house.
All that to say, my knitting has suffered. As I mentioned, I decided to knit my socks with size 1 dpns instead of the pattern-prescribed size 2s and so cast on 4 extra stitches. All that was fine and dandy until it came time to work the short rows for the heels. I couldn't figure out how to work in the extra stitches and have everything some out right in the wash. And so, once again, it was Ravelry to the rescue (!). Some kind soul on the forums answered my question with a link to heels by the number, which is like some sort of magic math. Also, awesome. And so I went. But adding stitches to my heel flap meant extra rows, and extra stitches to be picked up in the gussets. Okay, deep breath. Have I mentioned that this is only my 2nd pair of socks? And that I'm genetically geared to follow directions? Anywho, I now have 6 extra stitches, which I've distributed evenly among my needles, and which I'm hoping will return to 4 extra once I finish the gusset decreases. That should work, right? Here's how sock #1 is looking these days:
mini mochi continues to be lovely. It's as splitty as everyone complains about, but it's so pretty and soft and squishy that I don't care. High praise, as splitty yarn usually makes me feel stabby.
Not much progress this week, and here's why:
I'm a big fan of The Pioneer Woman, and she was in town a couple of weeks ago, so I had to go and buy her new book and have it signed. And now I'm totally engrossed in it. It's not fine literature, for sure, but it's sweet and light and makes me sigh a lot. Probably lucky for Mr. Right that he's away this week.
That's all I have to report, but there are loads of other folks working on cool stuff over at WIPW. Go see.