Good morning Sock people! As I said in my last post, I'm going to document my sockapalooza adventures. Perhaps it will force me to take more pictures or at least knit the sock. I would hate to be franticly knitting on July 20. Shall we start with the birth of my sock? That's a good beginning.
Let me share how my day began. I opted not show you the crumb filled shot of my car. I noticed that most knit bloggers seem to have really clean houses/lives. I don't want to kill that illusion. I was on the road so early yesterday that I heard the entire Stern show.
I have a lot of very early trainings in May. It's great because I'm home before lunch most of the time. "Most of the time" was not yesterday. I had an early training & then about 5 hours to kill before my next appointment. Guess I'll have to visit a new yarn store. This yarn store happens to have just had a trunk sale of one of my new favorite companies. Somehow Pistachio & Asbury Park found their way into my arms. I decided to use the Pistachio for my Sockapalooza pal. Wind it up, ma'am! My sock was born!
Isn't she cute? Precious lil' cake. I swatched it up (remember I had 5 hours to kill) and it made me think of the name choice. Is anyone else obsessed with names? The more creative, the more I want to buy it. I'm still looking for the "Dirty Martini" colorway. Please point me in the direction. But back to Pistacho. Lots of brown, green & red. It took me a while to remember that sometimes Pistacho are dyed red. I'm noticing a trend with my yarn choices, Baby Shit Green! Could someone please slap my hand when I touch this color? Please inspire me with a shade of purple or orange.
Today I'm going to work on a PGR short-row tutorial. Ava was working on this method a couple weeks back & had the same issues that I had had working this technique. It now has become my preferred method of sock knitting, so I want to share the love.