Happy World-wide Knit (and crochet) in Public Day!
I spent the late morning/early afternoon with the girls from my class. Almost all of them crochet and they have been wanting to get together since the end of the school year because, in 11 year-old time, 2 weeks is like 200 years. It doesn't matter that they communicate through some electronic device just about every single day...being together in public (sans parents) is WAY more fun.
Am I right, girls??
I found out today that they have been reading my blog.
Now I can only say nice things about them.
We did have a good time today. Lunch at Panera and frozen yogurt from Sweet Frog. And of course, a lot, A LOT of talking and giggling. They make me laugh so much!
On the knitting front:
I had to completely frog the shawl I was working on. I screwed up somewhere and since I couldn't figure out where, I just pulled it all out and re-wound the yarn. I was upset while doing it but I have made peace with it...and found a different pattern. I am hoping to start it early this week.
My Jaywalkers are almost done. I am on the heel gusset of the second sock now, although I did discover that I dropped a stitch when I was doing the heel turn. I managed to pick the stitch back up, but now I am going to have to do some creative "tweaking" when I am finally finished the sock because there is a small hole where the stitch was dropped. I *should* be able to fix it, though, and am hoping to post pictures of both completed pair of socks by Wednesday.
I have two other sock patterns I want to give a try as well as the Clapotis, which was all the rage a few years ago (or more). I have some really pretty yarn for that one.
I am having the worst time with ants this year. I have sprayed and sprayed outside with all kinds of ant-killer (including the kind that is supposed to put a "barrier" around the house for up to 12 months) but I feel like it is nothing but sugar water because nothing seems to deter them. Every time I think I have them beat, I find one or two more in the kitchen and/or bathroom. If anyone has any suggestions on how to get rid of the little pests, please feel free to let me know. It is driving me CRAZY!
Well, if I am going to get those socks done I had better get back to working on them.