I love wireless Internet. Among the many things I've learned from Scout is how to use the wireless capability on Phineas. Here's how the night has shaped up for me: I hunkered down under my covers in bed at about 9:30, skipping the homework and housecleaning I ought to have done. I used my wireless Internet to search yet again for different sock heel instructions. Since I'm sort of winging my Sockapaloooza socks, I've had a time of it deciding what heel to use. I've decided on the Eye of the Partridge heel. Since I cast on 44 stitches for each sock, here's the pattern:
Row 1:Sl 1 purlwise, *k1, sl1 knitwise; repeat* until last stitch, k1
Row 2: Sl1 purlwise, p19,k1
Row3: Sl2 purlwise, *k1, sl1 knitwise; repeat* until last 2 stitches,k2
Row 4: Sl1 purlwise, p19,k1
I'll have another challenge when it comes time to turn the heel and work the gusset, but I won't think about it now. Any tips? I'd love to hear whatever advice you have.
Part of what is making this such a lovely night (besides actually being in bed before midnight) are podcasts. I'm listening to a brand new one, Craftlit, created by Heather from Croton-on-Hudson, New York, one of my old stomping grounds (Oh, how I miss you Black Cow). Here is a list of all the Podcasts I suscribe to--let me know if there are others I shouldn't miss, ok? Cast-on, Craft Borg, Craft Lit, It's a Purl, Man, KnitCast, NPR: All Songs Considered, and Stitch Cast.
I've been knitting and listening to Brenda and Heather share their thoughts and some music. And through Heather, I discovered this great free audio books site. Once I'm settled in CT, I'm going to volunteer for them. I love to read out loud, so why not share the pleasure of books and knitting?
I got an e-mail from Sooz that a special project she's been working on for me is almost ready. It's going to be dam good to get it. That's a hint.
Tomorrow I'll post pictures of the yarn I dyed at Scout's house on Monday. I wanted to learn because I've joined Dye-o-rama. Did you?
Yup, almost a perfect night. Just need Neal and the mutts nearby to make it just right.