Anyhoo. I'm in my Sock Era. And therefore, I'm knitting on yarn and patterns that I have wanted to knit for a while, but have gotten distracted away from (what? me? distracted?). Last year, we got this great SOTM kit from STR called Hippy Crunchy. It's a cute lace anklet. Little did I know, it was the sock FROM HELL. Here, want a picture?
Looks all sweet and innocent, right? That 3 inches of leg and heel took my over 10 hours to knit, and was carefully tinked back 5 times. The lace was 'inspired by the Subtle Mesh stitch pattern in Barbara Walker's amazing treasury' - and it's a lace pattern that you absolutely need to pay attention to at all times. But, the kicker? In this pattern the words focus and concentrate appear! And yes, they are in bold in the pattern (and followed by exclamation points). WTF! The heel is some crazy heel that looks like a short row, but isn't a short row? Maybe someone that was in the club last year can tell me the name of the heel technique?
Now that I've realized that I need to use my lace pattern thingie (the chart keeper from KnitPicks) and it's not 'just a lace sock', I'm better. But daaaaamn. I really wasn't expecting this cute anklet to be such a difficult knit! It's kind of throwing off the Sock Era!
In other news, some flowers I planted from seed are showing there pretty faces:
Today is the next clue for MS3... I just finished up Clue 2 last night, so I'm ready to roll.