Today is the day where I officially begin having tons of work again–break is over. How I wish it could go on forever…
But, that said, it is a perfectly lovely day for hot cocoa! Yesterday evening began with freezing rain that turned to snow. Aren’t I lucky to work from home? No braving that mess for me.
What have I been doing?
I’ve been knitting and altering the knitting pattern I am following. I really like these socks but I like socks that knit from the toe up rather than the cuff down. So, beyond altering the pattern to be knit toe-up, I tweaked the snowflake pattern slightly from a 22×20 stitch size to a 22×22 stitch which changed the spike in the overlapping diamond between the snowflakes to an even checkerboard. I really am a stickler for symmetry and things that don’t evenly line up drive me nuts.
I also changed the toe pattern to stripes because the sole of the foot is checkerboard and wrapping that pattern all around the toe is too much for me. Heaven knows I am a slow knitter, but as my first foray into a colorwork pattern I thought I should tackle something that keeps my brain as occupied as my hands! And, I also am taking a stab at doing these two socks at the same time on two circular needles. [Do you have any idea how often I have to unravel the strands? I swear it might be helpful to use a lazy susan to keep them straight!]
I should be reading. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The Hobbit do not read themselves! Unfortunately, I do not have brain capacity or hands enough to both keep track of my knitting and read (or flip pages). I have been ignoring my reading which is something I wish to conquer. But likely as not I will get sick of knitting in a bit and go on a reading kick.