Finally!! ONE FO! I thought that I would never get there. I love this pattern but I don’t know that I would knit it with fixation again. It was a learning experience using fixation with the magic loop, I don’t have to crank on the yarn nearly as much as with dpn’s. I have made socks with this yarn using dpn’s and had HUGE tension and ladder issues. Using the magic loop method allows a more relaxed tension. Love the colors though. I would probably make the cuff a little shorter as they’re a bit snug at the top, especially on the first sock when I was still giving a bit too much tension to the yarn.
Hmmm…now what to finish or perhaps start next? I’ll probably finish the feather and fan socks and make some shortie fixation socks with my left over’s. Sounds like a plan.
Tuesday was my mom’s 80th birthday! I had the week off so I spent the entire day with her. We started out at Ewe-nique Knits. She wanted a knitting bag like my little pyramid shaped one. So she picked out one that she liked with little sheep on it. We then went on to Trader Joe’s for some power grocery shopping and then out to lunch at The Fly Trap. Yes, that is the name. It’s a “finer diner”. Excellent salmon burgers. We headed back Downriver and picked up some carry out cheese cake for her “birthday cake”, then back to her house to enjoy it.
Well back to work tomorrow. It was really great to have the much needed week off!