Thursday, March 23, 2006

Not Much New

Just looking and see I haven't posted since Sunday. I don't really have much to report in the knitting world. I made it to the heel of my Wyverns, but the short rows aren't going too well. After several rip-outs, I am still at the heel and decided to set it aside til I finish Logan's Sirdar sweater. I'm not enjoying that much, either. Don't like the yarn. Too splitty and loose-spun. I don't like the looks so much of the stocking stitch, but I'll live with it. I have the back and the two fronts completed. I have almost half of one sleeve done. The sleeves are all moss stitch and aren't so bad.

So it's looking like my Sockapalooza pal will most likely be getting something other than Wyverns, something with a heel flap. I may do one of Sockbug's patterns, not sure yet. I just don't know, but I'd better make my mind up soon. They have to be done and ready to mail on May 2! I may figure out the short row heels and go with my original plan. I think I will sit down and try it again tomorrow night after the chitlins are asleep.

Hubby is not a happy camper. He's on his first run in the new truck, and this is also his first time hauling flatdeck. They weren't supposed to give him anything oversized til he gets used to it. Monday he ended up loading a huge grader - by himself! (Should look something similar to this.) Took about four hours. He was not happy. It's going to Montreal. He called this afternoon from the Manitoba/Ontario border to say he had a flat tire on the flatdeck. He was waiting for someone to come from Winnipeg to fix it (about a two hour wait). Because this thing is oversize it can't be hauled after dark. He also found out that if there is any precipitation of any kind or fog he cannot drive, and also it is illegal to haul oversized loads in Ontario and Quebec on the weekend! So if he gets up tomorrow morning and there's flurries or showers he can't go anywhere. (Ontario's weather is 60% chance of showers or flurries.) Plus now he's stuck in Ontario for the weekend and probably won't get home til next weekend. That makes this trip almost three weeks when he was only supposed to be gone for one-and-a-half weeks. Definitely not a good way to start a new job.

Well, I must get ready to hit the hay. Darren's been getting up like 6-6:30, and when he gets up he's not happy til he wakes everyone else up.

Happy knitting!


Blogger aija said...

Here's hoping no bad weather hits your husband... and no holes for your wyverns :) (I also had holes in mine, I couldn't get the "wrap and turn" heel down without holes.)

I haven't tried it yet, but read about the sherman heel/toe thats a short row without wraps-- perhaps it may help you? Good luck, happy knitting!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Sorry to hear about Travis's trials. I never realized there was so much to know about for these drivers to have to be on top of.
Good luck with your sock.
We fly out at 9 in the morning so it's off to bed for me.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I just figured out the short row toe/heel thing this week! It didn't have holes in it or anything. I used 478523 stitch markers and it actually worked. I used the directions from the book Sensational Knitted Socks. I also used a light colored worsted weight yarn to practice, which helped. It's easier to see what you're doing on thick yarn instead of teeny tiny sock yarn on toothpick needles. I'd put down the wyverns and pick up something thick and figure it out. Persevere, sister! :) Good luck.

6:52 AM  

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