August 5, 2008

I won't be quitting my day job...




I have turned the heel of my first sock!
From here on out, these socks shall be called my 'Ugly Socks.' I love them and will wear them no matter what, but especially since they look AWESOME from the top and bottom views. The side views, however, leave something to be desired. The sides are full of twisted stitches and holes. But, those will not show so much when I am wearing my clear shoes that I intend to buy when I finish the mate to this not-so-attractive sock. I need to find a whole pattern that I like and actually follow that pattern from start to finish! I just get so hung up on certain stitches that I do not know that I want to have something EASY. Plus, I hate picking up stitches and feel there is too much room for mistake when it's left up to me where to pick the stitches up from. I want actual instructions, PEOPLE!
I have not been knitting nearly as much as I'd like. I'm just so busy. Knitting is actually relaxing to me. A tired Leann I Am tries to knit and Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........
I'm lucky to get a row or two in before I'm OUT COLD. Sure, I still knit at the library during Story Time and when I'm waiting in a doctor's office, but that hasn't been enough lately. I do know that I will NOT allow myself to buy any more sock yarn until I have finished an entire pair. And I am almost halfway there. I just have to make another one just as ugly as the first and they will be a matched set. And I will wear them with pride, because they were my first. When my sock knitting is prettier, I will knit for others. And those others will have even SMALLER FEET than my own! Plus, I think my girls would LOVE THESE SOCKS. What little girl wouldn't? I wonder how much knitting I'd have to do to make them PRETTY...
I am off to figure out where this day will take us. I need to figure out what to do with the gates in my yard so the dogs cannot crawl out from underneath them. Large rocks halfway buried? Bricks? Stepping stones? I cannot have them getting out anymore and I'm sick of waiting for David to do it. He would be much better at coming up with a solution than I am. He thinks outside of the box and has done so many other creative things to solve past problems. But, I am here and willing to do it NOW. I have locked the dogs inside for the day and just have the girls taking them out on leashes every couple of hours until I come up with something.
But, nothing will get done at all if I don't get up and get my butt moving.
What's the solution for a lazy ass?


1 comment:

Jessie said...

I've yet to stray from the same basic ribbed sock pattern that I've been using for the past year. I will venture out into Jaywalkers eventually, Im getting tired of all this ribbing.

But I felt like a jedi master when I turned my first heel.