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Saturday, October 12, 2013

On The Needles

With some things, I am kind of a creature of habit. With others, not so much. I like to have my Friday blog posts published on Friday. This week Friday post was interrupted by parents that needed a vacation and Gramma was a willing babysitter--I don't like the term babysitter--I was being their Gramma. I stayed with them and did Gramma stuff.  Just like today while Aunt DeeDee is there doing Aunt DeeDee stuff. We are their people, not their babysitters. Make sense? Or does it only make sense to me. Anyhow, Mom and Dad are having a blast with their friends in Vegas and they know the kiddos are safe and being well cared for and of course, having a blast.

I stayed the night Thursday as Mom and Dad had a very early flight. I watched Dad play a crazy video game while I made the heal and gusset for my sock.  This poor sock has been sitting lonely since the beginning of July.  It's OK, it's my grab and go sock. No thinking, just knitting. I think now I'll work on it more because it sure is a happy sock.

I spent some evening time working on Rivel Cardigan. I wonder if I spent as much time knitting as I did unknitting.  I got off on one of the cables and I'm not brave enough to just drop those few stitches and then pull them back up so I unknit 6 rows on one front and then got caught back up.  Then I only worked on one side, completely forgetting the other for a few rows, then picked that side up and couldn't figure out why I wasn't working the same pattern on each side........Someone was way too tired to be working on this!

Now it's all good again and I am paying more attention.  I'm almost to the bust shaping step so I better pay close attention, ifyaknowwhatImean!!!

I can't wait to see what everyone else shared at On The Needles this week at Patchwork Times.


Anonymous said...

It is a happy sock - such pretty bright colors!

Luann said...

Grab and go knitting is a must for this Grandma. I so agree with you on your family statement!

Nancy said...

Love the sock and the yarn - definitely "happy" and progressing well. Socks are usually my grab and go project, too.