There have been some attempts with good intentions to expand my knitting skills this summer.
ahem.....I have not succeeded ...yet
*I was going to knit a lace sock with Channon's yarn and I gave up after a few inches.
*Karen gave me a vest pattern and Believed in me...and I didn't even cast on for it.
*I started a baby sweater I haven't even told you about and I'm giving up...
*All's not lost however. I learned a few things along the way. Somehow I am not discouraged in the least!
I can knit lace: I can't correct my mistakes however, and I do make mistakes. This involves too much ripping for me.
I have more sock weight yarn than anything else in my stash. If I knit in a simple rib pattern I can see immediately when I've made a mistake.
Although I love miles and miles of boring garter I inevitably make a mistake in sock weight and find it late....very late... so late that to pick up the stitch is not an option.
So if I knit in a bigger weight I can knit garter and catch my mistakes.
If I knit in sock weight and I knit ribbing I can avoid mistakes.
These are aha' knit moments for me!
I'm finishing a vanilla sock today.
Then I have half a mind to cast on something totally entirely completely knew for me in the knit world....
you have to wait to hear about it.
I had a birthday Coke and have not completely caved in to soda goodness. I managed to have JUST one and carry one. However:
There is a Yogen Fruz store in a nearby town. This town is where my dentist fixed my crown all summer.
We had a little issue again this week and my mouth was sore.....
I get very nervous at the dentist. The sound of the drill makes me tense beyond necessary. I think I could take a bullet better than that drill...But I dont want to test that theory.
So after the dentist, I treated myself to a Yogen fruz shake. I figure it is healthy....
and it has markedly less fat than ice cream or a malt from other places.
MMmmmmmmmm, amazingly good.
So we carry on here at Irisheyes and we
have good intentions!!
(Pie update: she's fearless.)