I Fall on My Olympic Butt
Today was not a good day for my knitting. As I worked on the heel flap for the first sock, I watched the quickly dwindling size of the ball and realized there was no way I was going to have enough yarn for these socks. I finished that heel flap (Eye of Partridge with a 3-stitch garter selvedge edge, if anyone cares) and started the second, and about 7 pm my time, put it down in disgust. Then I began to look up places that might have this yarn.
See, this is the Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn. It is, in my not so humble opinion, their best product, but it is evidently not all that popular. The places around here that normally carry Lion Brand (Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc.) don’t carry the sock yarn. Bums.
I have a problem with making phone calls. I can answer the phone, no problem. But making calls, especially to a fabric store, looking for what’s likely a single skein of yarn – almost beyond me. So I whined a bit. Then I did call a couple of places. No dice.
I’ve ordered the yarn and even ordered expedited delivery, but I’m sadly afraid it won’t get here in time.
My plan is to finish the second heel flap, then put these socks aside. I had eyed some Trekking XXL in red, white, and blue in the stash in case I finished the first pair early, so I’ll take that up, try to swatch quickly, get those on the needles, and hope for a short newsletter next week. Sigh. The best laid schemes o' mice an' men/Gang aft a-gley, as Robert Burns said.
I have looked at the Trekking yarn and it has more yardage per skein than the Magic Stripes, so I hope it’ll be enough. This is why, when I bought green sock yarn yesterday, I got three skeins. I’ve come to hate the one-skein per pair yarns!
I was directed today to this quiz:
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting and do it all the time. While finishing a piece is the plan, you still love the process, and can't imagine a day going by without giving some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation involves leaving ample space for the stash and supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn ends and you begin.
What Kind of Knitter Are You?
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It seems that my knitting type is Knitting Guru. I’m a bit skeptical, as for some of the questions I had to pick and choose from among answers that didn’t really fit all that well. But, hey, it’s not often I get called a guru!
Hey, did you hear that one of the women skeleton racers is 2 months *pregnant*? I watched her first run, terrified the whole time. Not like it’s any of my business, and not like it seemed to affect her run at all, but she couldn’t have waited 2 months?
OK, that’s enough for today. When I get the second heel flap finished, I’ll get a picture of the Unfinished Olympic socks. Sigh.