This is getting old. Get up. Go to work. Work my ass off. Go home. Manage a few rounds of knitting. Pass out from exhaustion.
My office is showing the strain. Less than tidy, eh?
At least I’m not reduced to doing this:
And I do have my “Shelter-in-Place” emergency kit strategically placed, in a Holland America tote bag.
And I’ve got a view, such as it is:
Could be worse, I guess. Could be snowing.
But y’all get an update photo of Hank 8 today, even though there’s precious little progress made.
Izzy feels very protective towards Hank:
There were a couple questions in my blog yesterday about what permutation of ribbing is best for socks. I had pointed out that the ribbing I’m doing on my current socks-in-progress is k3 p3. I was asked — does this fit better, does it keep the sock up better?
Wanna know why I do 3 x 3 ribbing?
Because I loathe and detest doing ribbing in any way, shape, or form. And k3 p3 ribbing means that I have to move the working yarn from the knit to the purl side that many fewer times than with k2 p2 ribbing or — god forbid! — k1 p1 ribbing. Who cares how it fits?
I know. I’m so . . . so . . . naughty!
Here’s something I do if the recipient of my socks has . . . uh . . . fat ankles. If you are knitting a 60 stitch sock, increase to 72 stitches when you start the ribbing and do a k3 p3 rib. No one will ever be able to tell that you increased and the recipient will have a much easier time getting the sock on. So far, no one’s complained that my socks fall down.