January 29, 2008

All Is Slowly Getting Right With My World

As you can see, I finished my second sock. They aren't identical twins, but I like to knit my socks that way. Maybe it's laziness, but I prefer to think it's because I'm unique! I took a break from my 'test knitting' for R and decided to do some mindless knitting by finishing this sock. The test knitting didn't turn out as well as I wanted it to. It's a sock and I carried on the pattern for the top of the foot wwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long! R didn't complain, but I think I would feel much, much better about it if I undid about an inch or two of it and made it fit an average person. I'm not a good 'undoer' so we'll see how this goes.

I haven't just been knitting either. R had a pattern from a 'Sew Stylish' magazine for a cloth cover for a 5" x 8" notepad. She had wanted to make some for Christmas gifts, but as we know, time runs out when you are trying to make all your gifts. I decided I would give it a try. It could be a whole lot prettier, but it works just fine! I keep it in my knitting bag so I can keep notes on what row I'm on or whatever else I need to know at the moment. I definitely want to make some more.
Other than that, not much is going on. Home school is getting back into full swing, much to L's dismay. R is working on renewing her driving permit, hopefully soon! Although I don't look forward to the increase in insurance, it will be nice to have another driver around. And having RL home is absolutely wonderful.
My nephew's leave was up around the time of R's b'day so he's back overseas. Please remember to keep him and all our other soldiers in your prayers. Thanks.


Thimbleanna said...

Pretty, pretty socks and I LOVE those sock monkeys!

Bella Modiste said...

both gorgeous! love the socks, and love the sock monkeys!