Monday, April 21, 2008

Rocky Road Sock 2 down and down

I took the day off Friday to get my PT Cruiser serviced-- oil changed, state inspection and checked out the AC. That was $235.00! Since I was only 5 miles from a LYS, I decided to FINALLY make it to Knit Happens in Old Town Alexandria. I finally found where they were but finding parking was a bitch, plus I did not have any cash on me. So I went down the street to Trader Joe's so I could 1) get some food 2) pee 3) get cash back in case I had to pay for parking in a lot. After several turns around the block I got a metered space and then only had enough change for 36 minutes! I walked up a block and had to make it a quick visit. I made the circuit around the shop and ended up in the sock room. I could not put down this skein of Misti Alpaca Sock yarn in Miriam- it is to dye for!!
When I got home I searched online and found this swatch. My skein looks just like the picture above, much lighter than the swatch.Saturday morning I worked in my garden, using a pitch fork to turn the soil to get out weeds and a vinca plant that is taking over. I left piles to dry out so I could save as much soil as I could. Sunday I would finish up. Work up Sunday to rain and it has been raining all day today and they are calling for more tomorrow.

This is my Columbine. It will have light yellow flowers. This plant seems so tender but it does not die back in the winter. Go figure.
This is a close up of my Japanese Red Maple. I brought this for $3.00 about 15 years ago. What did I have to lose? It is about 5' high and is beautiful.
I have been working on Rocky Road sock #2 all last week. I had to tink back quite a few times after I turn the heel. As I worked the decreases I would keep knitting the k2.p2 on the bottom, tink back to where I messed up. Then I couldn't remember if I had decreased the last two stitches so I tried to see if I did. Then I couldn't figure it out so I tinked back another row, then another. I spent my knitting time Saturday getting back on track. Yesterday I was finally at even stitches on each needle. Well, I showed the sock to my friend Carol this morning at work and look what I found.
This is a MF dropped stitch. No nice way to say it. This sucks big time. So I frogged that GD thing. So here I am tonight. I will try and get it back on the needles tonight. I hope, the stitches are so tiny.
I will leave you with a picture of Stanley watching me work in the garden Saturday.

Now excuse me while I go fix the damned sock!!

7 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Oh, I'm sorry about the sock! Just think, you'll have an FO to show in the next couple days...

Bubblesknits said...

Oh NO! Don't you just hate that with a fiery burning vengeance? I say a pint of *real* Rock Road will make things much better. ;-)

chanknits said...

Ack!! That sucks. I too would turn to something sweet to console me...

I wasn't as excited about Knit Happens in person as I thought I would be. We had to walk about a block, but did get same-side of the street parking. I don't think I bought a thing there!

Wendy said...

Glad to see that you got a chance to visit Knit Happens. Hope you enjoyed your time in Old Town even if parking can be a bit dicy. Next time you're in town, let me know. I'd love to come meet you for some knitting and coffee.

jopal said...

UGH! Frogging is no fun! I get so messed up I usually have to start all over again!
Hope it is working out better now!

Robin said...

Have never been to Knit Happens. Have heard it's wonderful! I love that sock yarn. Beautiful colors! I think I would've done some duplicate stitch and picked up that puppy gone astray!

Anita said...

I love the new sock yarn you found! And I was really enjoying your post until I got to the photo with the hole! LOL.... I just knew the next one would be a frog! I HATE it when that happens!

Well, your gardens are looking nice & Stanley looks like he was wanting to join you. :)