So the crappy yarn diagnosis has proven to be true.
The socks that I am trying to make with this are disappointing me. I chose the pattern, Hermione’s Everyday Socks, and I started knitting them yesterday, finishing the cuffs at the beach. I really like the zig-zag pooling that happened, and when I finished the leg, it looked like it was almost self-striping, which I dig, but then I kept knitting. You know when you can tell something is wrong, but you give it the benefit of the doubt? boy did I do that..
But alas, I kept on knitting, thinking everything would be alright. See, the problem is, that they’re coming out too big. Now, I am a small girl, and the girl who I am knitting these for is a relatively small girl as well. I am hoping that her ankles + lower thighs are bigger than mine, because if they’re not, well, F**k!!! One more REALLY bad thing that I can say about this yarn is… it bleeds… Will my left hand thumb ever be its pink color again, or will it remain blue forever?
As for finished projects, I cast off and blocked my mom’s birthday shawl and it came out spectacular. I didn’t get any good pictures, but I did get a before and after, Which you can find on my ravelry page here, before I wrapped everything up and put it in a gift bag.
I just really love this shawl. it was so much fun knitting it, even though I made a few mistakes. when it came off the needles, I wasn’t surprised by how tiny it looked, but in the back of my head I did expect something a little bigger. When I blocked it , I stretched it out to its maximum capacity, but I still didn’t get the length I wanted. The shawl is just long enough where she can wrap it around her neck as a sort of infinity scarf. I would definitely knit this again and recommend this pattern to anyone who is starting out with shawls and chart reading.
After the beach yesterday, my mom and I went to Home Depotso I can finally start my very own vegetable garden.I wanted to start off small, get a plant to fertilize the soil, then put another plant in its place that will bring back the nutrients that were stripped etc. I bought this little patio tomato seedling, it was so cute and I was very excited. Also bought some new red mulch because the old one got faded and painted white from the bathroom remodeling, as the tile guy situated himself right next to that area :(
I can’t wait till it starts growing, I am sucha proud tomato mommy:)!!