While at work today, I happened to glance at ravelry and lo and behold, my death socks had met their target. She posted the photos and let me know she was well and truly dead. But she liked the socks so all is well.
Then I came home and discovered that I had a small package waiting for me. And it's not the 3 mm Options tips I ordered from p2tog.(knitpicks doesn't sell the 3mm tips but knitpro does and I need them) Sigh. Alas, it was my very own death socks. They arrived and smote me in the heart for they are lovely. Here they are posing upon my spinning wheel. They are a light green color and the yarn is a bamboo/acrylic blend so into the washer they can go. The yarn is a little thicker than I would usually use for socks but they fit nicely and are a nice springy color. And this is the first pair of handknit socks that I own that I did not make for myself! And also a good thing that I am well and truly dead because my family would not allow any zombies around here! Not even half dead sock zombies. Two shots in the head and it'd all be over. They are merciless when it comes to the undead.
I think I have passed my head cold onto Pk. He has a runny nose and is falling asleep already and it's not even 8 pm. I warned him to stay away.....
I tried to swatch for the Evenstar kal (which Susan says is the most downloaded pattern on ravelry right now with over 500 participants all knitting the same thing). I lost a stitch somewhere between the k4tog and the strange increase4decrease2 stitch. No worries. I'll just try again tonight. I'm still contemplating putting the beads on the edges. Pk says I should go for it because "it'll be different" but I'm not sure how I feel about beaded shawls. I have never done any beaded knitting. I understand the concept but haven't put it into practice. I have some time to think it over. I'd need about 3000 size 8 seed beads which sounds like an awful lot of little beads.(teenytiny little beads which can be dropped all over the house and no one will see them) I did see some pretty pearlized beads that would look really nice with my ivory yarn........I think I might be talking myself into them.
Well, Pk is sleeping here beside me so I want to turn off the machine so that I don't wake him up. Hopefully, a good night's sleep will help him feel well enough to go to work in the morning.