I love them. I love the pattern, I love the way they fit, and I love the sock yarn. All in all a great first Project Spectrum project. These are done in SweetGeorgia handpainted yarn in River...it's too bad that this yarn will be hard to come by for a while. The owner of the company is taking a wee break (well-deserved) so I will need to haunt my online stores if I want to get anymore of this yumminess. I do still have three skeins waiting to be knitted though!
This makes me so mad! This is the first time I wore these! Different shoes than last time. I definitely got gauge and these are very snugly knitted so that is not the issue. I think it's me in some way!
The toes are cute.
I'm a wee bit cranky right now. I had my root canal yesterday...but it turns out that it's a bit more complicated than that. This tooth has 4 roots instead of the 1 or 2 he was expecting (how is it that those things are different? Isn't it standardized, the number of roots you have?!) and the fillings that were already in there were very deep. After numbing me very nicely (I really didn't feel a thing after the 4th shot), dude got to work and then....and THEN he had to STOP and tell me that I would have to COME BACK for another session!!! My nerves were too inflamed and I have to go on antibiotics for a week. So he stuck a temporary filling in the cavernous hole he created but I think the roots must still be in there and exposed or something because I cannot bite down at all on that side and if I forget and bite accidentally I have horrible pain shooting into my gum and through my upper jaw. Stupid tooth #13! You're on my list.
I go back next Wednesday. Now I'm not so worried about the actual canal part since I know this guy will numb me well. What I am really sad about is that I will have this pain for a week, go back and get more work done and another temporary filling, and then have more pain for a week until I can go to my regular dentist and get my "permanent restoration" which I really hope is not code for "crown" because I will have to live on saltines if that is the case and I won't be able to buy anymore yarn FOREVER because I will be BROKE. My diet right now consists of PB&J and soup since I don't have to chew that much. Also lots and lots and LOTS of ibuprofen. Here's hoping I don't lose my stomach lining over this.
Since I finished the Jaywalkers early (they were my February/March PS project), I cast on for a second pair of socks in Claudia Handpainted yarn in Blue Skies. The pattern is the Simply Lovely Lace socks from Karen Baumer in IK. I started out using my brand new rosewood needles and SNAPPED one almost immediately. I'm now using my needle sharp Susan Bates aluminum which are a tad bit too long at 7" and thus are stabbing me in my wrists. But I like the pattern so far. Pictures next time.
Off to take my ibuprofen and penicillin cocktail! Mm Mmm good!