I don't usually post on Sundays, but today was not my normal Sunday. We went to Mass early, and visited Josh's girlfriend's family this afternoon and ate dinner with them by 4 p.m. That was very different for us, as Sundays are usually spent at noon Mass and dinner at about 7 p.m. I'm about ready for bed now.
I thought I would post a few pictures and beg for some knitting advice.
I have been working on my sock. Earlier in the week I was knitting and listening to Little Bee. Oh, very sad story. I'm not sure I can recommend it. It was so sad.
Anyway, I was knitting away when I realized I was knitting the lace wrong. Guess what? It's staying wrong. I like it.
On Friday, I started the Hunger Games. Yes, I am the last person on earth to read the Hunger Games. Even though I wasn't reading, I was listening. I don't really know why I held out for so long. It was great. I can't wait until my name comes up for #2, though I imagine I'll be rather disappointed, because #1 was so good. This is a book almost anyone could read. I'd say from age 14 or so on up. Entertaining and, except for the necessary violence (which I don't think was overly graphic considering what most kids are exposed to even if you're careful), clean. There is kissing, but that's it. And I don't remember any language, but I was listening and not reading so I could have missed it. I finished it yesterday afternoon.
The Opening ceremony snack. We splurged on peanut M&Ms. Honey butter popcorn has become a regular (almost every evening) event. Yum.
Gratuitous flower pic. Dontcha love coleus?
Gratuitous kid and dog pic. Aren't they a friendly pair?
Kelly has kept me busy lately. They will go in the mail tomorrow, Kelly. (She's a regular slave driver, I tell you.)
Gratuitous Carrot Cupcakes. I was told they were delicious. They are not wheat free.
My knitting -- HELP! The heel turning...I have done it and ripped it three times. I hate this heel now. According to the author of Socks From the Toe Up, this is a gusset heel. Sounds easy enough, yeh? It didn't seem that hard either. I learned to w & t (wrap and turn) and it all felt very good until about halfway through when I realized it was very, um lopsided.
See all those pretty little s1, k1 stitches up there? All the way to the left side of the sock?
Now you don't. I have knitted this heel three times and every single time it looks like this. I could cry.
Lopsided. I could post the entire instructions here, but it doesn't really matter. They have to be wrong. The first time it came out wrong, I blamed myself (and the Hunger Games). The second time it came out wrong, I was watching the Opening Games, and I blamed myself and the television. The third time I can not take responsibility. I counted out loud, I read very carefully. The pattern just has to be wrong. I just can't figure out what to do now. I suppose I'll go through the book and compare patterns, but I am open to suggestions. I was really liking this sock.
Happy Sunday night.