Aaah! I knew I should have heeded the warnings of my subconscious!Ha, ha, actually I think my hair came out fine...pretty much the same cut as I always get. Hey, I've been seeing the same stylist for two years now, I hope I don't get any surprises at this point!I look kinda pissed off in that photo, but I swear I wasn't. Anyhoo, thanks for all the great comments about the dream--they definitely made me laugh.I did get my fish scale socks wrapped up: Does everybody else find it as hard as I do to get a decent photo of socks? Here they are, in "Red Sox" mode: And here you can see what life is like in my shoes...er, socks: Project Notes:"Child's First Sock In Shell Pattern" orginally an 1899 sock pattern re-interpreted by Nancy Bush in her book Knitting Vintage Socks.Worked in Jaeger Matchmaker Merino 4-ply, color "Strawberry" on US size 1 needles
The pattern was wonderful--very well written and the stitch pattern was pretty easy to memorize. I did make one mistake in forgetting to knit three plain rows before starting the toe decreases, but that didn't seem to affect wearability.
The yarn--eh. It was a bit splitty for my taste and it was completely impossible to get an even-looking cast-on. My theory is that it seemed to twist up easily and thus some of the cast-on was done with what was basically tighter-spun yarn. Maybe this was the fault of poor knitting technique, though? Also, the color looks more "Raspberry" than "Strawberry" to me, but I guess that's splitting hairs.
And that's all there is to say about that.
Labels: shell socks