That would be 155 points right there! Had no idea GLAZIEST was even a word, but I threw that G on there at the last second, which ended up being a good decision.
I've been remiss in posting my knitting pictures - time to remedy that. First up is this one:
Henry attacked my sock yarn! He's never done that, and I don't want him to get the idea that this is OK, but he was so cute I had to take a picture before I untangled him and made him stop playing.
Socks! Can't stop won't stop knitting socks! Here's one pair:
Yarn is Schachenmayr Regia Pairfect, colorway 7125, pattern is just a basic cuff-down sock pattern.
So the deal with this yarn is that you are supposed to make a matching pair of socks out of one skein, because it has a yellow "lead" yarn that tells you where to start. I'd read about this yarn and was happy to find it at a yarn shop when I was in Oregon last November, so I bought a couple of skeins. As you can see, my socks are not exactly matching, despite keeping track of rows, etc. Plus, I knitted these cuff-down, as recommended, but I don't like doing that because I never know how far I can knit before starting the heel, as I don't want to run out of yarn before I hit the toes:
At this point, it was too late to make any changes - I'd turned the heel, and there was no way I was going to rip back the yarn that many inches. But these socks ended up being shorter than I usually knit - I prefer mid-calf.
I'd forgotten how to do the toe decreases, so I relied on my famous knitting bestie's book for tips:
The iPad was helping to hold the book open...expensive book stand, LOL!
I have another skein of this yarn in a different colorway, and I think I'll wind it so that I can knit that pair of socks toe-up. Live and learn...
Here's another pair of socks that I finished:
Yarn is Knitted Wit Victory Sock, colorway is PDX Carpet, pattern is my standard toe-up sock with fish lips kiss heel.
I bought this yarn several months ago, online, from a yarn shop in Oregon. They made it as a tribute to the carpet at the Portland, Oregon airport that was familiar to so many travelers...the carpet was replaced about a year ago, but the colorway lives on in this yarn. I planned on knitting the socks while I was visiting my mom, so that I could try them on her feet as I went to make sure I was on track with the right size. I cast on as I waited to board my flight from College Station (airport code is CLL), knitted while I was in Oregon, and continued knitting them as I waited to board my flight in Portland (airport code is PDX) for home...hence the name of the socks. I really like how they turned out - the yarn knit into a solid fabric that I'm hoping will hold up with wear for several years. As it happens, I have another skein on hand, waiting to be turned into PDX socks for me, so one of these days my mom and I will be matchy-matchy.
I'm also attempting to fix a moth hole in a hat I made for my Dad a couple of years ago. I have the leftover yarn, and I've looked at darning tutorials on YouTube, but I haven't quite figured out how to make it happen. It's a challenge, but I will not let it defeat me ::raises fist-clenched knitting needles in air:: - surely I can make this work, right?
Have a great weekend!