Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Mason-Dixon Headache

On my way to Ali’s gorgeous wedding I was able to get the ‘foot’ of Birthday Sock Dos finished up. Knitting in the car used to make me really nauseated, but lately I’ve been grabbing a project for trips across town with no tummy troubles. I snagged some alone time on Sunday evening after dinner and got the toe done. Hooray! This is my fastest pair of socks to date and I have plenty of time to get them shipped.

And here's some personally exciting news. My friend Carlin (who flew in for L.A. for the wedding), who you may remember as the recipient of the Color Bar Blanket, is a knitter!! Hooray!! She's only knitted scarves so far, but I'm sure that soon she'll be on to bigger and better things.

Now to the headache. I started working on some Mason-Dixon washcloths – the hexagonal ones and have had nothing but trouble with this pattern. Maybe I can’t read, but my Bachelor’s Degree and minor in English would’ve been a lot harder to get. I had to cast on 3 times after completing the first few, apparently difficult, rows.

Once I got into the established pattern of decreases it went better, but I was still pretty burned by the first part. I’m afraid that I have the widely unpopular opinion that this book isn’t that great. No offense intended, I just don’t think it’s for me.

In weather news, Tropical Storm Ernesto is making it quite a rainy day here in Orlando today. I hope the power doesn’t go out. Fingers crossed.

You can tell that the powers that be don’t want to be accused of unpreparedness, all the schools are closed and shelters are open. All for a big thunderstorm.


Maggie said...

the socks look great!

I think I have to agree about the MDK, it just seemed like plain patterns (that were probably borrowed from other sources).

But I love Tropical Storm Days, I get to sit around and knit all day without being called lazy!

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

I look at the mason-dixon website and found the errata page..Mason-Dixon Washcloth, p. 55

Round 24: Delete psso.

is that the washcloth u are making? btw thanks for helping temptingpsydfx with her problem on the pinwheel sweater.. she confused even me!!
your socks are fab!!!