All right. I know it's not so exciting to a more experienced knitter but I'm very excited about my first sock project. I have lofty dreams of making a pair of knit socks for every member of my family as Christmas gifts in 2005. ha As if that could happen. But a girl can dream. ;)
Here she is... my first sock! hehe Of course I haven't done a gage swatch. So I don't have a clue if I'm near the mark on gage. My k1 p1 ribbing looks entirely too loose. Weird, really. But I was still getting over the feeling that I was weaving a bird's nest. I'm much more comfortable with the DPNs now and make a round in about 6 minutes. Since I wasn't used to working in the round (as opposed to turning my work) my ribbing was seed stitched for about the first two rows. But I decided "this is for myself - I don't care if the ribbing is messed up at the top of the first sock I've made for myself!"
I had another "sick day" at home because now my son is sick. He started the day with a sore throat and 102.3 fever telling me he wasn't sick and should be playing in the basketball game tonight. I took him (and my knitting bag) to the doctor thinking this was a great opportunity to get some work done on the sock. Wrong-o. Doctor's offices are so efficient these day (or at least ours is) and we were out pretty fast. It was the Wal-Mart pharmacy that made me wish for my knitting. Of course I didn't take the knitting into Wal-Mart. But that's behind me and I did a few rounds tonight when I got home. Now my son has a 100.8 fever and is still insisting that he isn't sick. I hope the medicine kicks in so he can go to school tomorrow - Dr. said don't let him to go if his fever is 100+ and I'll be sticking to my guns about it. He wasn't going to sign a release for him to go back tomorrow but I promised that if he was still sick I'd keep him home. Benny has a basketball tournament on Saturday that he really really wants to play in so hopefully his fever will be down in the morning.
My best friend, Paula, called this evening. She had tried reaching me at work and heard we've all been sick. I just had lunch with her last Thursday and we planned to meet again early this week so I could get a diamond ring from her that she wants me to list on ebay. We'll be getting together tomorrow so I can get the ring. When I answered the phone she said "What are you doing?" I said, "Knitting a sock." She said, HUH? I said, Knitting a sock! She said, That's what I thought you said! She asked who the sock is for and I said, Myself! She said, WELL.... Imagine that.... you're doing something for yourself. It's a rare thing, me doing something for myself.
Not much else to report, but I'll leave with a picture of our little darling Emeline. This was after her bath a few nights ago.