Good morning on what has started out to be a smooth Thursday. The husband is happier as his side suture is showing healing progress at last after a month of having to get rejected, dissolvable sutures taken out twice; after all that learning he had a staph infection that needed to be treated with antibiotics; and then having to get a different antibiotic medicine with the first messin’ with his stomach. The girls were productive this morning from breakfast to packing their lunch snacks. And I didn’t have to wait long for the copier, getting out 248 copies for the whole third grade, and returning finished library books. So yay for the tiny positives of daily life.
Other than that, there have been some trials and tribulations of yarn in my knitting corner:
Meet Sweet Georgia’s Tough Love Sock (merino + nylon) in Saltwater Blue:
I had started using this yarn for my dad’s Christmas socks. However, right from the start I’ve had trouble with it:
- Winding it up I found short loops that the main yarn line tangled through so I had to hand-wind the first quarter of the skein and then I was able to feed it to the ball winder to rewind it.
- I was happily knitting away the first sock when I realized it looked small and this was right after the gusset was started.
- While frogging this yarn decided to throw a toddler tantrum, dealing out tangles left and right. I had to cut the yarn twice and tried rewinding the yarn a couple of times, each not coming out to a solid yarn cake as there are dangling pieces on the bottom that you cannot see here.
- So my mum gave me the advice to get new yarn in black as my dad will probably make more use of the socks. I still have to get some.
So I decided to move on and start the first of my brother’s socks:
Cascade Heritage Solids & Quatro in Cerulean
As you can see above, once I hit the leg the sock was lookin’ mighty big. My brother’s got calves but not that big. Dammit. I thought I had gauge, man. But I was wrong. This gauge is 7 stitches per inch with a 72 stitch cast on. So you know what came next. *faint replay of “release the frogs!” sounds*
Honestly, I’ve been in a funk for days, not motivated to knit. I thought about changing it up by casting on for my niece or nephew, but after some research yesterday, I don’t have the yarn for either project. So now, I don’t know if I’ll start my brother’s sock again with either 1’s or 0’s or if I’ll start a patterned sock for another female family member as the first, red sock was a success.
*drums fingers on wooden table* What to do, what to do?