Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Eager beaver

A bit too much of an eager beaver in fact... on Saturday I turned the heel for my second Falling in Love Sockapalooza sock, by Sunday afternoon I was within one repeat of starting the cuff ribbing, by Sunday evening I had ripped all the way back to the heel - wah! Boo hoo! So eager was I to knit the leg that I forgot to start the lace/cable pattern on the back of it and carried on doing the plain stockinette continued from the sole of the sock. D'oh and double d'oh. I suppose at least I realised before I actually started the ribbing (or, even worse, finished the ribbing and cast off). I've been busy working on my thesis for the last couple of days so no progress has been made on reknitting the leg as yet. Hopefully tonight I can make a start. Silly, silly me!

Other than that what's going on? Well not that much I guess...

The aforementioned work on the thesis (how it'll ever be done by the end of September I don't know - but I persevere).

Since Saturday we've been staying at the house of some friends who are on holiday so that we can dog-sit their 9-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. It's great fun, I love dogs and I miss my parents' black Labrador quite a lot, so being dog-sitters has been a nice interlude, the dog is very lovely (easier to look after than the Labrador but that might only be because our friends have a big garden for their dog run off his energy in) and he makes cute little pig-dog grunty, snorty noises which make me laugh. We hand him over to some other friends for the next dog-sitting shift on Saturday which is sad but probably a good thing because it is hard to get work (and even knitting) done when there is a doggy to play with instead.

Since this morning I have also been dreaming of a new sweater to knit - it's this one from My Fashionable Life. No pattern is available as yet but I will certainly buy it if it goes on sale. Thinking of sweaters I might as well start working on Thermal again once I've finished my two current (sock-shaped) projects since it would appear that we are skipping summer this year...

2 comments:

Knit Nurse said...

oh dear, sorry to hear about the sock disaster. I made the same mistake a year or so back - luckily it was the first sock and it was for me so no need to frog and re-do! Love that jumper - definitely one to look out for!

Kath said...

Oh thats annoying about the sock! Hope it grows back quickly for you! And fingers crossed for the thesis - how you can concentrate on that now summer's here I do not know!