This is what happened. Notice the right side of the sock....looks nice, right!!! (no pun intended there).
Now, look at the left side of the sock. I should have had two purl stitches on the edge to make the mock cable pop out! Oh, well......live and learn. I knew better but I was probably busy watching "Dancing With the Stars" and Gilles, one of the competitors, definitely can distract me.Now, all you ladies who watch "Dancing"...you have to admit that he is a terrific dancer and pleasing to the eyes!!!! Sad thing is, I couldn't get through to vote for him last week. But then, he really doesn't need my vote.
Perhaps I'll name these socks after Gilles. Much better than the last time I named socks after someone.
I attended my "Twist 'O Wool" spinning group last Thursday after being absent all winter. It's an hour's drive and winter conditions make it difficult to get there safely. The group is very large with a very healthy treasury. The group has been selling handspun with proceeds going to a member battling cancer. I wish I could remember the $$$ amount but it was very, very generous.
Brian helped me with my spinning when he visited last fall. I have not had much time to spin and have been feeling a little frustrated that I seem to always be looking up what I need to do next with my spinning. I've yet to knit anything with my handspun. Brian told me at the time I was doing well. One of the elderly men who belongs to my group and has been spinning for years, came over and told me I was doing very, very well. It made my day!!!!
The roving is really the most beautiful shade of lavendar and not blue as it appears in the picture.
LDS Venus sent me some yak to spin. Perhaps it's time for me to give it a try.
One of the ladies at the meeting was wearing a handknit sweater with these beautiful buttons.They can be found on e-bay along with many other very nice pewter buttons.
Notice the new theme on my blog. If you click on the upper-left corner of my blog (cutest blog...) you will find many free themes for your blog.
Happy Knitting! Happy Spinning!