Caution: Actual Knitting Content

Caution:  Actual knitting content follows:

Socks

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:

Stabuck's

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:

Goodies

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!

5 thoughts on “Caution: Actual Knitting Content

  1. What a cool field trip! Your socks kinda look like a latte too 🙂

    You should join the SKA group Dorothy, seriously…it’s very motivating and we all encourage each other..plus we are doing Charlene Schurch this month!

  2. You’re just having too much fun doing other things to be seriously into knitting right now. And why not? It’s summer! Plenty of time to knit when the days are colder and shorter..

  3. They’d probably shoot you first 😉 Did they tell you they are closing 600 US stores this year? I still love my tall half caff Americano no room, but not on a daily basis.

  4. I knit one of the Sensational Knitted Sock variations like yours, and it was not quite the “mindless” knitting I expected. I made a fair number of errors until I got the stitch pattern memorized. I like how it looks in the yarn you’ve selected.

    Top-down flap heels always work for me, and I think that is one reason I’ve not ventured out into other techniques.

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