You know how I mentioned that the Yarn Harlot’s new book was going to be released this month? Yeah, not so much. The date in Amazon is still March 19th, but it now says that it has not yet been released. Then I read on her blog about the book release party later this summer. I feel kind of let down by the wrong information in Amazon, but it happens. Jessi – is there another of her books that you don’t have yet? I’d still be happy to get one of them signed for you. Let me know!
I completed my mom’s socks on March 9th and I gave them to her Tuesday, but I still haven’t taken photos! She even wore them yesterday and she says she loves them waaaay more than the first pair I knit (which turned out a little short and loose knit). Finally – someone I can knit socks for other than me! Admittedly, I don’t wear my hand-knit socks often. In fact, it’s rare. Mostly because it wasn’t until late last year that I realized I needed to be knitting at a much smaller gauge so that the purl bumps on the soles of my feet don’t hurt. I also learned how to make the best fitting toe recently and before that was a bit of a struggle to get it to fit correctly. Now that I know all these things, I can knit socks I’ll actually wear (as well as knit socks for my mom!). Right now, though, there’s no socks on my needles and I’m not even considering casting a pair on. I know you’re shocked because this hasn’t happened since the sock-knitting bug bit me in 2006.
The real reason for the non-sock-knitting going on with me is because of the shawl for my Grandma. Once that’s done, socks will take it’s place, but I’ve not knit on anything else since starting it. I think I’m just over the half-way mark and I’m thinking it’s only going to take up about 3 skeins of the yarn I bought, which means I’ll have leftovers. We’ll see how that goes, though. I’ve done 5 repeats and it’s already quite large (thanks to knitting on US 8’s with worsted weight yarn!).
No photos this post, but I do owe at least three FO posts – the prayer shawl I made last year, Clapotis, and mom’s Nine-to-Five socks. Eventually it will be nice enough to get decent photos again and when it is, I’ll do my best to remember to take photos of everything and write up some long-over due posts. (And, actually, I just need to write up a post for the prayer shawl….)