Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Another pair down!

I finished another pair of socks! These are Jacobean Socks, the first pattern in the Sock Knitter's Pentathlon. I may not have placed, but I finished! I wore them today--very comfy, and stylish, if I do say so myself.

I'm making good progress on my Primavera socks, too. Only six more 6-round repeats before the toe. Can that be right? *checks* Okay, six and a half. When I think about it that way, it doesn't seem like much at all. I'm working on the gusset. I realized, after I did the heel flap and picked up all my stitches and everything, that the pattern on the second one is slightly off center, while the first is perfectly centered. Oops. It's a matter of 2 stitches, so I'm not that worried--it just irks me a bit. They're still going to be beautiful.

I haven't cast on Bellatrix yet. I'm not sure why, apart from the fact that I'm a teeny bit daunted by the idea of trying to evenly divide my skein of yarn into two balls so I can do two at once. I know, I know, it was my own dumb idea to work these both at the same time--but what can I say? I'm a girl who likes to scare herself every once in a while.

On the diet front, things are going well. I weighed myself on Sunday and I had lost 2 pounds. I bought a nice bathroom scale, and the first time I stepped onto it--the fucker cracked. I mean, I know I need to lose weight, but this is ridiculous! Stupid shoddy workmanship. I plan to exchange it tomorrow. If the next one breaks too, I may have to trade up. (When I say "nice," I mean "the nicest I could get for $30, because who wants to pay more than $30 for something that'll make you feel bad about yourself half the time?")

This week the diet is going even better than last week. Maybe it's because I'm more used to it, or maybe it's because I caught "seasonal allergies" from someone. *Pointedly doesn't look at Samara* These "seasonal allergies" (read: germs) are doing a number on both my sinuses and my appetite.

Oh, and David? The Mango Green Tea Sorbet is yummy. (Only 2 points per serving!)


Aaron said...

Yeah, I caught those same "seasonal allergies." What a load of crap. I'm miserable.

Not only that, but I've got 6 more pages to write on a paper that's due tomorrow at 4pm. Problem is, I've said everything I want to say, so it'll be 6 more pages, one sentence at a time.


Oh, yeah. Hooray socks!

fragglesmurf said...

Hey, I did have allergies. But those cleared up once it got cold again. But then it turned in to a chest cold.

Barbara said...

Bee-utiful socks. Such a gorgeous restrained yet dignified color.

One month from today you'll be home and we'll be gearing up for the big WEDDING WEEKEND. Yikes, time sure is zooming along.

Barbara said...

Congrats on losing 2 pounds too!

Katie said...

I miss you!

scales are the devil.

I hate you because your socks are done and I still only have two repeats done on the FIRST sock. hmmmph. maybe I should actually knit once in awhile?

I got those "seasonal" allergies too. darn kids.

Ann said...

Katie, you're right that scales are the devil, but sometimes the devil has his uses. At least the second scale didn't crack!

If it makes you feel better, I finished the second sock thanks to a day off work because of my cold. I doubt you get that much uninterrupted time!

I miss you, too. I'm back to working on Sundays, but I'm going to try to kick up the Tuesday attendance. I haven't been feeling very social the last few Tuesdays.

Hope you feel better soon!

Katie said...

I wish I could go on Tuesdays but Josh has school and then goes straight to work.

I haven't been feeling all that sociable either. its kinda weird.