Saturday, December 06, 2008

Earlier this week....

Being only three weeks before Christmas, I had many plans for today. Instead,

I did nothing, nothing, nothing
I did nothing all day long
I did absolutely nothing
How do you like my nothing song.

Second verse, same as the first, a little bit louder and a little bit worse

Oh, I did nothing, nothing, nothing...

I woke up with a headache and drank two cups of coffee. That didn't help, so then I took two Tylenol. That didn't help either. If I could've backed it up I would've taken Excedrin first, but with two cups of coffee already in my system I didn't want to add the equivalent of two more. So....I waited the four hours and then took Excedrin and now feel back in the land of the living.

In the meantime, I managed to knit about four rows, take two short naps, and do a bit of reading. Sigh. I had plans for today.

Earlier in the week, though, I was more productive.

I finished the toe of my second sock. Not wanting to make the error of cutting the yarn too soon, I let it marinate overnight.

The next day, I tried it on and decided it was the same length as the other (I had counted the rows already, but I still was apprehensive). I then cut the yarn, weaved in the ends, and wore them to work.

I used a generic sock pattern using Kroy sock yarn with 56 sts on size 2 needles. If I did them again, I would switch down to size 1 needles since the resulting fabric feels a bit loose.

I say generic, but I actually switched it up a tiny bit, this time doing a short row heel (I'm beginning to get the hang of these) and a star toe. I'm excited on having a new pair of socks to wear.

Happy Early Christmas to me!


valéria said...

Happy early christmas to you also from me ;o) Those look just great and pretty color. I love the short row heel better than the dutch one or what else heels there are. Only that hole thingy is still a challenge but ok a needle and thread solves that also.

I'm busy with a footsie and crochet snowflakes. But we've had the flu over here and last friday my brother called to tell that his MIL died suddenly and now on wednesday I've to go to her funeral and so it's a sad week. She learned me how to knit that clogs from blocks. She was a very skilled knitter and craftster and was a very nice person. She'll be missed.

Hope everything is fine now with that headacke...the sucks I know. I sometimes have migraines and oh my you lose some days over there if not on time with the meds. But you can do nothing about it than just take your time and rest.

Take care.

Diane said...

We could have been singing a duet on your doing nothing song because that about sums up my week last week and the weekend too.

Love your socks.

valéria said...

Hi ruth.

Wishing you a very happy birthday.

love and hugs.