I was hoping to share pictures of our road trip to the sound with you today... unfortunately, Mom and I both forgot our cameras. If you know either of us, you'll know how strange it is for not just one, but both of us to do that - our cameras go everywhere with us!
I'd also hoped to show you a nearly finished Garden Path sock - after all - I had six hours of road-tripping and I wasn't the driver for once!
Sadly, about an hour in, I realized I'd made several mistakes, and with the munchkins chattering away right behind me, and not a lot of sleep the night before (probably the reason I made the mistakes in the first place) I wasn't up to the job of tinking back a bunch of tiny lace sock stitches, so I set it aside and just enjoyed the view.
I picked it up again this morning, tinked away, and finally got it knit far enough that I'm ready to start the heel.
Now, a little note (since a couple people asked): I like my socks shorter than most people, and tend to do my legs between four and five inches. And the Secret Garden sock pattern in this trio is a true ankle sock, with a cuff of just a few inches. That said, all three of the socks can be easily lengthened (and within the average yardage of a standard 100g sock yarn skein) and there will be instructions in the pattern on how to do so. So if you like longer socks than me - knit away!
I've set the sock aside for now - it's in its bag and ready to be travel and lunch hour knitting - and turned my attention to the Solo Cat shawl.
Sadly, it has required a fair amount of tinking too (it must be Monday!). I've finished the flower motif for it, and I'm trying to move on to a leaf motif. Sadly, three of the motifs I've designed just don't want to play nice.
But that's all part of the design process... trial and error, and all that. But, I think I've got it licked now, and after dinner I'm going to give the fourth try a whirl.
If it works, you'll get a glimpse of it tomorrow. Wish me luck!