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Don’t get all excited

…just because I’m posting two days in a row.  Granted, the date on my previous post might not say yesterday, since the post took me three days to finish, but it was posted yesterday.  I know, it’s unheard of around these parts lately.  Well, since I’ve reached the end of thesis data collection and my latest chapter is currently in the hands of my prof, I have had a bit of a break.  That is, until this weekend when I will begin setting up the final chapter. 

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Here’s an updated picture of the Embossed Leaves Sock. I’m just a couple of pattern repeats away from the toe according to the pattern, but I’m pretty certain I will need to add a repeat or two.  My feet match my aforementioned monkey arms, long and skinny.  I have to go shoe shopping tonight.  For most women, shoe shopping is a great experience, nothing makes you feel better than a new pair of shoes.  Shoe shopping has been the central focus of discussions on TV shows, for goodness sakes.  For me, shoe shopping is no fun.  I find tons of shoes I love, only to discover that they don’t make them that big!  Send good shoe karma.

I’m also breaking down and going to the yarn shop tonight.  I have not bought yarn in a very long time.  I’m not even joking when I tell you that I cannot remember my last yarn purchase.  I believe it was my Merino Style from Knitpicks, which I started last fall.  There are babies everywhere in my life right now, and I figure I need to knit for them.  Plus, who doesn’t love some instant gratification projects.  So, to the yarn store I go. 

Part of the shopping is that I made a little money yesterday serving on a Marketing Research Panel.  I got to talk about my opinion for two hours and got paid as an incentive.  Sounds good to me.  It wasn’t a lot of money but enough for some yarn and maybe a new pair of shoes. 

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4 thoughts on “Don’t get all excited

  1. I ended up shortening the ribbing and adding an extra repeat. I don’t mind if the cuff is a little bit short – but really. The way the pattern is written they’re practically anklets. 😉
    They look great!

  2. Your sock looks pretty! I have been called by a marketing research company before about those opinion panels. I would love to do one, because they usually pay about $150 for a short day, but it’s always during the week when I’m home with my kids. Maybe next time.

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