(ps ... this is a pseudo-lazy post, as i'm feeling rather lazy. so, please, click on any photo for further details)
i knitted myself some pippi kneestockings some time ago .... mom liked them immensely! when she came for a visit last early fall ? labor day? ... anyhoo ... we took a little side trip down to bella filati, where we were able to pick up the colors for her pippi kneestockings !
i actually cast on for these last night, while at jackie's yesterday. note: i spend many sundays at jackie's. anyhoo ... i swatched my yarn. i got gauge (with the same needles i had knitted my pair with). but, when i started the ribbing, i forgot to drop down a needle size, so my ribbing was wonky. thus ... i ripped it out. it's not all bad though ... because i know what to do, which kinda makes it mindless knitting. and, i know i'm on gauge. i just need to re-start.
speaking of mom ... i also am very close to finishing a couple of sockens for her. first up, monkey socken!
i am ready to begin the toe decreases ... but for some reason have not. i think it's because i'm totally distracted by all my other sockens.
also, gasp ! , it means i will have completed a PAIR ! perhaps, that's why i haven't finished? fear of finishing ....
or, because they're not for me ? naughty knitter !!!
and since we're still on this mom-trip, i present (yet) another socken that is ready for the toe ...
this is only the first of the two ... so, it will remain an orphan until i decide otherwise ;)
... or need a mindless project ... whichever comes first.
that's about all i feel up to in my lazy-state. stay tuned for other sockens on the porch !