How's the crime in your neighborhood?
In mine, there are usually opportunity crimes where cars are usually hit first if items of value are spotted.
Unfortunately, I had to rush home today to call the police. My husband realized this morning that his bike was stolen and had written an e-mail to me and my parents. It was cabled up along with mine to a garage pole. The cable was cut. Yesterday evening he had come home and asked me where was the black laundry hamper. One of the garage doors' locks is very loose so it's probable that the thief came in through that way. Fortunately the hubbie and I had cleaned out the garage some time ago as this ghetto dumbass also stole a box of Tide, All Free and Clear liquid detergent, a new box of Bounce dryer sheets, and an outdoor, canvas chair.
I feel a bit violated and it's scary. However, no one was hurt nor was there any serious damage. Plus, Officer Machado was super nice and asked great, relevant questions besides having clear suggestions.
Now onto a positive note:
I have to admit, I've been working hard on projects last minute - like the day before.
Case in point = Twilight Meadow:
I think I'm supposed to knit the cuff section at least five times. This is four times and as you can see, it's pretty wide already. When I had knitted a quick gauge swatch, I got about 9 sts/in on size 1 DPNs. I went down to a 0 just to be sure. We'll see how this fits after this first sock is completed.
On a note for my nonknitting readers: These size 0 DPNs are 2 mm thick and 5" long.
I think blocking will help showcase the st pattern more. This is yarn is 100% merino. I don't know if it's because of the st pattern or because of the yarn that there's this gnarled appearance? Also, I've run across some tiny parts of it where the yarn is not tightly spun. Honestly, I don't believe I'll be buying this brand again.
Other than those two things, I really like this pattern. Lace charts can look intimidating, but man, it's cake once you dive in and get into the rhythm of it.
To check out more great socks in progress, click over to Sarah's!