Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ups and Downs

Just when you think things are looking up, a big wrench gets thrown at you and hits you square in the side of the head. Like WHACK!
I was all excited. I finally finished those doggone Regia socks. You know the ones....those evil grey ones that have been haunting me for a while. Well finally they are finished! Yay!

Thankfully they fit me better than the crappy sock blockers that I have. If nothing else, these will be worn a lot. I am just so happy that they are done.
Now for the crash and burn part. This morning I woke up to a message telling me that there were errors in the written part of my Sweet Alyssum pattern. What a downer. I thought we caught them in the test knitting stage. Well.......um, WOW, we definitely didn't! So, if you have copied the pattern, you may want to go back to Crystal Palace as soon as the corrections are posted and copy the modified version. Both sections 1 and 2 have errors, but the charts are fine. Talk about embarassing! I feel so bad. A nice gal named Amy brought them to my attention and I spent most of the morning going through the pattern with a fine-toothed comb. My sincerest apologies to anyone that struggled with it.
I am working on another design too. It is looking beautiful so far. Wanna sneak peek?

This is being triple checked right now lol!
We had ANOTHER snow day today. The kids were home again and we stayed put as much as possible. There were tons of accidents and the visibility was horrible. The kids were thrilled and so was Brodie.

He loves having everyone home. Here he is giving The Sporty One a big kiss. Awww. Look at that little tongue.

Stay safe everyone!


Kim said...

Your socks look great and I really like the sneak peek!

Opal said...

Yay! You got the Evil Grey Socks done!

Boo! There were errors in your pattern. But how great that you caught them and it's something that was in your power to fix.

Love that picture of Brodie and The Sporty One. I just never get tired of that puppy!

Anonymous said...

The new design looks great!

Brodie is so cute (as is the Sporty One).

AlisonH said...

I love the socks! I have some Regia in my stash like that. Looking at yours actually knitted up, hey--there's hope!

Robbyn said...

Congrats on the socks and thanks for the preview - looks intriguing!

MystickLobo said...

Love the sneak peek! I tagged you, check out my blog.

Alpaca Granny said...

TWO finished socks make me smile (and feel just a titch guilty)
This has been the winter of winters for Michigan. Many snow records set.