Fair isle can get a little tight. All that carrying of extra yarn. One can not help but pull at it a bit too much. Well, the socks are just a bit too tight. Actually, I can't get them over my heel at all. My daughter can't either. So, time to frog! Damn. The problem should be taken care of by a bigger needle and a looser hand. But the socks looked so cool, I wanted you all to see them.
After that stunning defeat (can you tell I am just a little bitter?), I cast on the Bell Lace Socks with Wool-ease. I used one of my last balls of a discontinued color that I just love. The first sock turned out great. I love it, and the pattern is a piece of cake to do. They are even Birk approved (that means I can wear them with my Birkenstocks).
I spent the weekend helping my mother move. They have sold their house in Valpo and bought a smaller, easier to care for place down on Lake Shafer. Well, the new house has an electric dryer, so mom had to give up her four-year-old-oversized-quiet running Maytag gas dryer. And since these things normally come in pairs, I am now the proud owner of a dryer that I DIDN'T find on the side of the road and its washer mate. Yes, folks, you read that right. For the last four years, I have been using a dryer that I found on the side of the road, during a snowstorm no less.
That was until mom gave me this lovely new set. Please note that my laundry room is really just an old pantry. It is a pain in the tookucs doing laundry in there. But at least I am doing it in style now.
Another bit of good news. MY CAR COMES HOME TODAY!!!!! I am really very happy :) about this. I hate not being able to just jump in the car and drive off. Six months is a long time. But, looks like everything is all fixed, and the new engine is doing great. So, look for me to be running around on a street near you soon.
Okay, I KNOW I promised to post the new pattern. I just haven't taken the time to re-knit the pattern to make sure I know what I did. Soon, soon.