After a day of this...
(I know. They sent us three copies.)
...I took the opportunity to go to a home candle party with Youngest last night.
And to drop off the bebe socks I have been practicing my short row heels and toes not completely successfully on. Not worries, however. The socks fit now! and probably won't next week! So others will be needed and more practicing to do. I am adjusting sizes in my head as I write this.
But don't they look cutey pie?
Also (again thanks to Ravelry), on the sock knitters group, I found a couple of Cat Bordhi videos on YouTube that gave me something else to try. I just love this new fangled internet wave of the future surfin' stuff.
The Grandbebe Girls went with us, and look what all the well dressed babies are wearing to candle parties these days?
That's right. A Baby Surprise Jacket. Surprise!
And when I arrived home after the festivities, I completed Slippers the Fourth. I do believe I am getting the hang of these puppies. While I heard it only takes 90 minutes to knit, it takes me a bit longer. Perhaps if my sz 15s were not of the long variety, I wouldn't be so unwieldy in my knitting. As it is, currently on the Needles of Iron are the slippers and bebe sockies. I am switching from sz 2s to sz 15s. My hands are traumatized.
(Not really showing up as the heathery blue that they are, on my monitor at least.)
Anyway, I digress. Beyond the knitting, which for me takes longer than 90 minutes, I block the finished pieces before seaming, so with a steamer (not soaking then pinning) that is an overnight wait in this very dry climate. Then seaming, which I don't find entirely unpleasant, but time consuming. I have determined handfelting gives me the results I want, which is about a 90 minute chore, which is finished up with some time in the dryer. There is some time air drying, probably a day and a half? again in my super dry climate, before finishing the toe flap.
My point is that while a quick knit, not a super quick project, but one with lots of finishing details.
However, that said, I wear my slippers every darn night. I have skinny feet, and it is hard to find store bought slippers that fit me. These just hug my feet so comfortably, and are fun to look down and see what I made.
Okay, back to taxes.