Thursday, May 04, 2006

More about that sock

Today I:

  • had half an egg and cheese on croissant with half a cup of coffee for breakfast
  • scored half a bagel with lox cream cheese and a cup of fruit salad from the OKC for Second Breakfast
  • am sick of Fritos
  • am eating a bag of Cheez-Its and a banana for lunch
  • recharged my camera

This is the sock I was going on about yesterday. The lavender yarn is my crochet chain for the provisional cast-on.

Basic heel with a star-of-three-points toe from Knitting Vintage Socks, knit up on some US #1 bamboo dpns. Has anyone else tried this toe style? I used it for my fugly socks, and I totally thought I was being screwy and not counting right, but now I am thinking it's the directions. I'm not certain about it, though, because as soon as it stopped making sense to me I just did my own thing. I am a stickler for symmetry, what can I say?

Mother's Day

Oh crap. It's this weekend, isn't it? I still have a sock and a half to go on the Wavy Socks I'm making for my mom. You know... For her birthday last month? Eek.

Last night, I:

  • met The Bookish Girl via a Wendy thing
  • had a mozzarella and pesto panini, a bag of chips, and a soy latte for dinner at the S'nB
  • drank a glass of wine (nearly quaffed it)
  • wrote very little

I catsit (catsat?) for Jeanette last weekend and encountered this scale in her kitchen. I don't meet up with scales often, but I think this one needs to be recalibrated or something. It says I'm 15 lbs. overweight. The scale before this - I think it was in The Bitter Knitter's apartment? - said I was 10 lbs. overweight. That wasn't so long ago, and you all know pretty much what I am eating most days. I find it hard to believe I am blowing up this fast.

So... If anyone else has a scale, let me know.I'll come fed your pet or drink your booze or something and play with your scale. Fun!


Jeanette said...

Sorry to tell you this, but I "calibrate" my scale fairly regularly. I do this by putting my 20lb weights on it an set it to read 20.

arianna said...

Mother's Day is actually NEXT weekend, where by "next" I mean the 14th. I'm still not sure if that gives you enough time for 1.5 socks, but you seem like a pretty fast knitter. Motivate!!

Christine said...


bitterknitter said...

Man, that sock grew fast!

Mothers day is the weekend after this one...5/14. Does that help at all?

I'm not sure how accurate my scale is. I figure that if I know how much I weigh on it, it will at least tell me if my weight is changing. I'm curious how much different it would be on Jeanette's.

Carrie K said...

You and my mother are rushing things. At least you got a bit more time. Socks look good!

Go write. I want to find out what happens next.