…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.
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.
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!
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.
I love those panels! I used ot be called all the time. Hmm, maybe my opinion doesn’t matter anymore?
They are so pretty! Hope you enjoyed your trip to the LYS!