Caution: Actual knitting content follows:
I know, pretty pathetic after three weeks! I don’t know what’s happened to my knitting mojo, but it really seems to have flown the coop. For the record, Dream in Color Smooshy holds up well to multiple frogging. This must be the 4th or 5th attempt at socks with this yarn. Nothing just seemed to work. I tried top down, toe-up and everything but sideways (well, Cat Bhordi’s socks could fall in that category and I tried those too!), but nothing just felt right. This particular attempt is my classic top down sock with a stitch pattern from Sensational Socks. This may just be the ticket for a simple success story that will get me over the hump. Even this was not without its perils. I was about an inch past the ribbing when I realized that I hadn’t allowed for how much the cables would pull in and had to start over with a larger needle.
Last Friday my best friend Jan and I were the guests of my sister for a guided tour of the Starbuck’s headquarters in Seattle. Of course, I forgot my camera, but managed to get a rather fuzzy shot with my camera phone:
It was a grande latte full of fun and we were treated like royalty. We got to see new ad campaigns that won’t come out for a year and even new products that haven’t been released. I’d tell you, but then I’d have to shoot you. At the end of the tour we had a coffee tasting (where we learned it’s ok to slurp) and we learned how to make our own espresso drinks. I don’t think I’ll quit my day job! And we received a pretty cool gift bag full of goodies, including my very own Starbuck’s apron:
Other than that, not much to tell. I’m hoping by next week to have more knitting content, maybe even an FO! In the meantime, the doggies are telling me it’s time for dinner. Gotta run!