Thank you all so much for the comments to our kids moving to Florida. Some of the made me cry and some of them made me laugh but all of them ultimately made me feel better. Truly, hearing from people who have been on both sides of this situation really really helped. I’m still sad but I’m realizing that lots of people deal with this every single day. And I’m thinking web cams for everyone!
Now are you ready for some good news?
I finished my socks for Sock Madness Round 1 yesterday afternoon!
Here’s how it happened:
We realized late last week that the radiator in the dining room was leaking so we called the heater guy to set up an appointment. That appointment was for yesterday morning and I figured he’d be here for an hour or so and then I’d go to work. I was excited to have that little extra knitting time and planned to make the most of it. Well, while the radiator problem was an easy fix, it involved a couple of trips to the store to get parts and heater guy wound up not being finished with the repair until almost 1 pm. Since I finish work at 4 pm it didn’t make much sense to go in so late in the day. And that’s how I wound up with finished socks and made it past Round One. Woot!
The pattern was very simple and straightforward even if it did involve two different yarns. I knit my first-ever short row heels, too. The first one (on the left) is pretty crappy but the second one turned out better. I modeled them for the photo but they are tight on my size 9.5 feet so these will be gifted to Jessica of the size 7 feet. I must admit that it’s kind of cool to think that I can knit a pair of socks in a 3 day weekend.
Now I’m just hoping that there’s a nice break before the start of round 2. I am ready to finish Seraphim!