I’m sick. this sucks. I got sick on Friday afternoon - that weird tickly throat thing. and I’ve spent the last few days congested as all heck. figures, considering how nice the weekend was. Saturday I was all motivated to dye some sock yarn. I was going to try the self striping method in Yarns to Dye For, which recommends a 40 ft skein. turns out that the clothesline is 20 ft across - perfect! so I get the yarn balled up (the book claims that’s easier), and the ball self destructed on me - the free end kept getting wrapped up with the working end and it was just all kinds of messed up. I finally got it all wound but was paranoid that I had twisted it at some point, so I attempted to rewind it. bad idea. now it’s even more messed up than before. grr. argh.
so I attempted to finish up some things. didn’t go so well, considering I felt like crap. (I did make a bit of progress knitting on the cat bed while dh drove to check out a new game shop on Sat and on the drive to buy lawn chairs on Sunday. unfortunately, shopping completely killed any motivation I thought I had before shopping. *sigh*)
despite still feeling a bit crap (I’m wishing for a vacuum to suck all the crap out of my head & lungs. I hate being congested), I did manage to knit a bit on the red socks on the bus this am, after I finshed weaving in the last two ends of the flower washcloth. yay, one item done.
so at lunch I continued this grand motivation and wove all the ends in on the birthday socks. yay! two things finished in one day! now, to finish Eli’s sweater… and the HP scarf. and to start the steering wheel cover (that I bought the yarn for back before I took the mirror off my old car and stopped driving it.)
here’s the pics:
a finished pair!
the finished washcloth