also this weekend some knitting did get done, though none of the topsecret-variety. nope, it was sock time and although a careful eye could definitely spot a number of errors in this first sock of mine—including a decrease where no decrease has a right to be, too tight a gauge (by just a bit! believe me, i’m watching that like a hawk), wobbly heel flap edges, and obvious ‘valleys’ where one needle met the other—i still love it and can’t wait to see what’ll be like at the end. i know, the yarn itself is not the handsomest but that’s ok. by the way, i got the pattern from one of sweet georgia’s post about her own lovely first socks. also, the great socks 101 online tutorial helped a lot.
other than that, yes, yes, it’s valentine’s day. for all those who join me in saying phoeey to valentine’s day, here’s a great link: meish.org’s anti-valentine’s day cards. this year they set up an online store, so remember, when you care enough to show what you really feel, give this bear to your valentine sweetheart.
ha! i love that bear – i just can’t stop laughing when i look it. i must admit, however, that i love sweet and sassy old fashioned cards like this one and this one. interesting valentine’s day fact: according to the greeting card association, “women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines”. hm.