Right now I am working on the Joe sock, if you are thinking this sounds familiar, yep it is. This is the second sock for my nephew, Joe. He wears a size 14 shoe. I have learned a few things about myself with this particular pair of socks, I am never going to knit another pair of these in fingering weight yarn. It is just taking me forever. I am bored out of my mind right now and my eye keeps wandering to other gorgeous yarns that I could be using to knit myself socks.
I have to admit it...I am thinking if people want socks from me, they are in for a serious disappointment. I am not knitting socks for anyone other than myself for a while. I am going to be selfish and use this talent for me. I washed my merino/silk butterfly fields socks and oh my...they are so comfy. I reblocked them after I washed them and I am seriously in love with this yarn all over again. No wonder why I adore knitting with it. I come back to it time and again.
I had ordered in some sewing patterns, I belong to a pattern club where I get a nice discount on patterns. I have several patterns I want to do for myself. I will need a trip to the fabric store when I am feeling better.
I learned something new yesterday...did you know that lavender was at one point in time used to disinfect hospital surgeries? It has amazing properties that I never knew about until I read an article about it. It can cure many things. I never knew this. I have a bar of lavender soap that I adore and well, it is helping my poor old asthmatic skin. I have the dry skin that most asthmatics have unfortunately. My lavender soap is helping get it back on to a decent track. Cold weather has serious effects on my skin, making it far worse than normal. Lotions don't work on this skin. I hate feeling greasy and sticky from them.
I also learned that pleather has to be sewn with a teflon presser foot and a fine point needle. The article I read basically said do not use the leather needle since it will leave great big holes in the fabric. I had to order in the presser foot so, I can sew my rain poncho. The presser foot was cheap but the shipping was completely outrageous since it cost more than the foot. I have plans to zing the seller on that one. What they fail to realize is that I ship things and I know how much it costs. I don't like being screwed on postage, it just ticks me off. I don't over charge on postage for my packages, I charge what the post office charges.
I am also ticked off at family members who don't tell people they have moved until a Christmas card shows up with the new address on it. I point blank shared my displeasure with my brother in law on this. If he doesn't want us to know where he lives, then he damn well doesn't deserve a Christmas present and from now on he won't be receiving one from us. Neither will his kids. Think about that and put that in your pipe and smoke it.
Now, I am going to go sit and knit. Maybe it will cheer me up, I need something to do that. Maybe Ody will decide he needs me to snuggle with him.