Good day! It's a cold frosty morning outside, and I have a dozen errands to run, but I just can't seem to get myself motivated to go out in the cold. So I thought I'd do a blog post, instead!
As I mentioned in my last post, the Celtic sock pattern had a part in it that I couldn't get right, so I frogged my effort with those and started something new.
Be Mine cabled heart socks. Can you see the heart? It's a little hard to see, but it's there.
This is from the book "2 at a Time Socks" (I'm not knitting 2 at a time) and unfortunately the book has a lot of errors in it. I was about halfway through the chart when I realized it wasn't right. Ravelry showed me where to find the corrected pattern, and there were 4 or 5 changes to be made in the chart. Sloppy editing! Shame on them. But so far I am managing this pattern without too much trouble.
Yesterday I needed a day away from my chores and normal routine, and I was feeling a bit stressed from work so I took advantage of my proximity to my nation's Capital and went to D.C. When you put aside the horrible lying self-interested politicians and don't think about the issues dividing this country and turning us all one against the other, the Capital is a wonderful place to visit. I went to the National Gallery of Art and spent a pleasant hour or so looking at paintings and listening to Chopin on my headphones. Just what I needed to remind myself that there are beautiful things in the world if I just set aside the time to find them!
In other non-knitting news, I have fully committed to running a half-marathon this spring. I write about it on my other blog, and look forward to the encouragement of my friends to keep me on track!
Thanks for visiting me!