Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I started this post yesterday. I've been so scattered.

To sum up the ramble that I'm about to delete: The Imp is much improved. He still has to finish his antibiotics, but is up and crazy as usual.

The rain finally stopped. It rained from at least Friday through Tuesday morning. It's so nice to see the sun again.

Emmaline is done! She took many days to dry and I think I've gotten most of the cat hair off of her (hey, all that frogging encourages mess). Here she is:

She's late to the party, but she'll be on her way soon.

In the meantime, I broke a rule. I broke the "I'll never knit a sock" rule. And I feel stupid because of it. Shortly after his illness became less scary, the Imp started to complain about the seams in his socks. I'll allow myself embarrassment and more for the comfort of my kids.

I've begun and frogged a ridiculous number of sock attempts. This one was knit using the Just Plain Socks pattern. Within two minutes of taking this picture, I frogged the sock. My Imp might grow into it in three years. I'm unwilling to wait that long. Also, I'm using a partial ball of sock yarn (because I'm not a sock yarn person) so I probably don't have enough. I probably ought to be using size 2 needles, too. Which I don't own. So yeah.

I'm almost done with The Death Relic. I need to review it and am unsure how. I have mixed things to say about it.

Linking up for the Yarn Along.


  1. Emmaline looks comfy and fun to wear. Show some action pics when you're totally done with it! We had a yucky flu go through our house a couple of weeks ago. That was not fun. At all. Hope you're feeling better. :)

    -Angela @ Knit Luck

  2. Dearest Melissa, I am so glad the Imp is improving, it's hard on us mama's when are babies are sick.

    I am glad got your Emmaline finished, she looks wonderful and that is a great color.
    Now you know how this works, just as sure as you say Never, you will end up having to eat those words, happens every time ;)

    We didn't have sun here today,but it didn't rain!!! With the power being out, I called for a field trip day and we headed to the beach. It was so nice to finally be outside without a raincoat and rubber boots. Now if my long, muddy road will just dry out!

    As for weaving, I won a giveaway from Soulemama not long ago sponsered by Imagination Childhood so I ordered a tabletop loom from them. The loom has sat untouched for weeks and I can't wait to try it out. When- ever we finally get to met, and I have faith that will happen, I will have to bring it along so your boys can play with it.
    Take care of yourself, it's easy to forget that when there are sick ones in the home.

  3. PLEASE find someone to teach you how to knit toe-up socks, on a circular needle. It is so fun and painless and the results are amazing. I can send you the paper copy I have of a simple pattern, and you can use youtube to teach you the magic loop cast on if you don't already know it.

    SERIOUSLY! My mom has astounded herself, as a non-expert knitter, by knitting about 80 pairs of socks (I'm not kidding) since we learned this technique. I'm wearing them now. My baby wears them. My kids wear them all winter. Jude esp. loves his because she made them look like work-socks (grey with a red stripe at top).

    Glad your little man is recovering.

  4. Oh I am so glad he is getting better!!! <3 Your knitting looks wonderful, but doesn't it always?! :)

  5. glad he is on the mend and I hope you find the sock pattern of your dreams :) the dress is lovely!!!

  6. Thank heavens Imp is on the mend. It is absolutely agonizing when our babies fall ill.

    Emmaline is FABULOUS! I love the design.

    I have that same sock rule! And I too am sure to break it, thanks to Ms. Knitty Gritty. She should give you lessons over Skype or something.