Tidbits - Dog Baths, Happy Cats, Lonely Socks, et ceteraAh, the exit sign for Beautiful Lake Oswego. For some reason I thought I should take a picture of this sign.
Ah, bath time for Eina..."Does Daddy have to do this to me?"
"Thank you for making me clean...I love you, Daddy"
"Yeah, I'm cool. Don't mess with me. I'm relaxing. The dog is outside instead of jumping on me so I am having a few minutes of peace and quiet. Ah, the sweet flavor of solitude."
On the knitting front:
Today was the day for organizing the stash. Ziploc bags were purchased, Swift & Ballwinder were brought out and attached to rocking chair, (not quite) all yarn was made into balls and put in Ziploc bags w/ a 3x5 card in each identifying the project, who it is for, and any other relevant specifications. Soon all items I should be working on as a priority will go into the knitting basket in the living room and the rest to the storage basket. I will update my WIPs and FOs when I have a chance to take my eyes off of the never-ending ruffle edge...that I am about 5/6 of the way done with on only ONE side of the requisite 4. One side. Only one. That is O-N-E in case it helps to read it slower and absorb the full meaning of this simple word. One. AHHHH!!! This "almost done" shawl has turned into a long-term project. And by long term I mean the ten-year-plan. Ok. I'm done crying now. The finished sock below pacifies me. It is pretty but lonely. When I need a break from the shawl I can work on a lover for this sock. Ah, love. So beautiful. Now I need to wind more balls and watch M.A.S.H. with DH. Life is wonderful!
Finished Pretty But Lonely Sock:
I really like this Kitchener Rib cast on edge...much more professional looking than the cast on I had previously been using. (Technique can be found on pages 24-25 of Big Book of Knitting by Katharina Buss)
Reinforced Heel Flap...
Star Toe...pulled slightly out of shape in order to take the picture. Turns out the toe of a sock is hard to lay flat.(Technique can be found on page 76 of Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch...Thanks for letting me borrow the book, Tammy!)
Lonely Sock gracing Lonely Foot:
Goodnight and Happy Labor Day!