I am such a dork! Oh, wait – you knew that already. So, I located my pattern and started working on the second front to the Hester vest. Finished it in quick order. Went to do the three needle bind off to attach to the back and realized that the two sides didn’t match. I did the first one wrong. Completely wrong. As in, the only fix is to frog all the way to the beginning. D’oh!! You can’t see from the pictures, but the pattern is a checkerboard and the squares should oppose at the shoulders. If I had done them both wrong, then two wrongs would have made a right, right? But having one wrong and one right didn’t work. It’s a good thing this is a fun, relaxing (???) knit.
So, to distract you from all that – less than two weeks to go before leaving for Orlando. Let’s hear a woo! and a hoo! You know what that means don’t you? Project packing. What, oh what shall I take? It can’t be too bulky, but there needs to be enough so that if I get bored or if a project is not working out I have some options. You guys understand, right? So – here are the candidates, in no particular order.
Cookie A.’s "Twisted Flower Sock". The yarn: Knitpicks Gloss:
Plain Jane socks with a picot edge. The yarn: Trekking:
Horcrux Socks by Susan Lawrence. The yarn: Opal Handpaint.
Lily of the Valley Smoke Ring also by Susan Lawrence. The yarn: some poor pink laceweight that has been auditioned for numerous projects and frogged. It’s getting a little grimy. The last iteration was Icarus, which although quite lovely, just was not working for me:
Oh, and of course the second I Love Gansey sock will go with me to be finished. So there you have it. Do I take any? All? Some?
No construction pictures to show today. The workers have taken a week off, so blessed quiet. However, hubby did email me this stunning picture. This is the bridge that comes over to our beautiful island:
I’m sure you’ve noticed the new blogskin. I have mixed feelings. The design is quite pretty, but for some reason the pictures come out huge and with low resolution even though I am editing them the same way I always have. And the print is a little small. Let me know what you think. For me, ease of reading is first and appearance second, so I’m not adverse to changing back.