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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Be Mine Socks

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!

From the rotunda in the National Gallery.


  1. The sock is lovely, I do see the heart and I'm glad you had a relaxing day. We all need those. (((Hugs)))

  2. I love touring the National Gallery of Art. As taxpayers we own it, so it's nice to go see our art!

  3. ooooh, heart cables. I can't wait to see them completed.

  4. Love the colors in your sock yarn! Hear ya on the pols in DC. I say throw the lot of them out!!! We got to DC a few years ago, such a beautiful and historic city. Hope to take our daughters there some day.

  5. DC is z great place to visit, glad you had some quirt me time. I have that book, but have only done the vanilla socks out of it.


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