Problems, Fixes, and Socks

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While it isn’t something we really celebrate in our house, being 1/2 Irish, I feel I should at least acknowledge it. So, I’ve painted my nails green and the little man is wearing a cute green shirt.

Full-Color Holiday Vignettes - 18

Now: an explanation of where I disappeared to this time. Unfortunately, there was a small issue with our web host (and it as totally our fault), which took some time to notice and then to fix. But, I’m finally able to post again and hopefully the problem won’t reoccur.

So, what have I been up to? Sewing, knitting, and stitching! What else? Sock Madness has started, and I was able to finish the first round sock with about 12 hours to spare. I was much slower than normal because I had some hand issues (again…) and because I wasn’t in love with the sock. Even though I was knitting it at the required gauge, the first sock turned out quite large. Once I got over the dreaded second sock syndrome, I knit its mate in a couple of days.

Alohomora socks

Alohomora socks

The pattern is Alohomora, and the yarn is Kramer Saucon Sock in colour Y5030 Turquoise. The yarn is a bit stiff and scratchy to knit with, but it blooms and softens nicely when washed. And, thankfully, I don’t need to rip out the toes of the socks and start again; they fit my mom reasonable well and have gone to live with her. Yay!

Now I am (not very) patiently waiting for round two to begin. Until it does, I’m stitching away on my small for this month’s Smalls SAL check-in. How is your small coming along? Don’t forget, check-in day is March 25th!

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