Today while I was fussing with a knotty problem and other administrative tasks and - yes, the last of the course I wanted to finish today, YAY - I heard a
at the front door.
Oh Boy! I thought: Twisted Fiber Art! which was unrealistic since my first shipment of club yarn isn't due for a while. But less unrealistic than my first shipment of club yarn from Biscotte, since I once again missed the deadline for that.
I made myself keep working on the problem and the course and the admin - front door investigation as carrot - but by the time I got there to check for a parcel I remembered that I had ordered more of these:
Definitely not yarny, though a good reminder of my need for bamboo-based sock yarn.
(I don't know if you're the sort of person who bothers with makeup, but I tried some of these bamboo-based makeup remover/cleanser things when I went up to visit my uncle at the then-his cottage so as to not tie up the sole bathroom with eye makeup removal, and deemed them awesome. When I ran out of that first supply and couldn't replace it I tried a few different brands of the same idea at the drugstore and Ew. Too scratchy, too smelly! The Kaia ones are the best. I found another retailer for them online and have been happily ordering them ever since. You can even buy them in a travel size, individually wrapped. Highly recommended.)
The day kind of went crazypants from there with over-scheduling, and also a lot of staring going on between me and the now-messy orange socks.
I want to eat them up, they are so orange and delicious-looking, in spite of all those porcupine needles sticking out. But there is a problem.
They are too short.
I started the toe too soon in spite of starting the toe at the exact same point I always start the toe for this weight of this yarn on these needles.
The staring I mentioned? It was me, trying to figure out how this is possible, with intervals of measuring and comparing to existing socks.
In the end I decided I will just have to accept that they are too short, rip back to the start of the toes, and knit a few more rounds. But that would require guessing how many rounds to knit, and by the time I made that decision I was tired after all the staring, and now (even though they are still sitting at the side of my desk staring back at me) it is time to go put a bamboo eye makeup remover cloth to good use.
So: tomorrow. Or not, because I am pretty sure I have more crazypants scheduling for Friday and Saturday and part of Sunday and I should probably not rush in to the toe adjustment with an overcrowded brain.
Either way, it looks like I will have to skip Friday's exciting Hugs commentary. If anything fabulous happens, I will totally pop in on Saturday to tell you all about it; if not, I'll see you Monday, and I hope you have a great weekend!