Yesterday was an off day for me. I wasn't feeling all that well. I did find the time to sit and knit. I sat down, did the heel flap with my 2 inch heel and then did the turn on it. I am past the gusset and onto the foot. The yarn is okay at this point, I can't stand the way it splits. I am using the Elann Dankai. It is that self striping yarn in the big color changes. I have several more skeins of it but, I will work around the splitting issues to knit myself more pairs of socks.
Another thing I read about diabetes, foot care. Oh boy. I have to constantly wear socks or shoes around so, I don't damage my feet in any way. I guess it is a great thing that I live to knit socks. I will be wearing a lot of them. I find my wool socks are more comfy than cotton socks. :) Right now, I have on a blend of cotton and wool which are pretty comfy. I have to wash yesterday's socks in the sink and let them dry. Gary did mention his wool socks need washing, like I don't have enough on my plate right now. He can haul his butt into the laundry room and throw them in the washer just as easy as I can. I made him the superwash/nylon socks. I know, I am a smart lady.
I want to finish my current sock and start another one. I have some gorgeous yarns that I have been looking at for some time now. I just need to wind them into center pull balls from the hank. I have so much sock yarn around here it isn't funny. My resolution is to use my stash yarn as much as possible this year and see how many bins I can go through. I think it is a good way to use what I have and save money at the same time.
Another thing about sock yarn, it can be used for other things like shawls. Sock yarn makes beautiful shawls. I have one started in a lace weight but, I thinking of changing to a sock yarn for faster delivery of the item. I have the yarn sitting on my desk right now and I am thinking it will work out nicely. :)
I also want to complete several hats that people in the family need for winter. I know, I am late doing this but, I have to find time for these projects. Life is complicated and I knit when I can. I have one family group taken care of. I have to work on the next set in the family line up. When all is said and done, they will all have hats and I can sit back and relax. I know several of them have expressed more interest in socks but, I am to the point that if you can knit, you too can learn to knit socks. This means my sister, Melinda. I think now is the time for her to learn. She does knit beautifully on straight needles and tells me she hates circulars. I can't understand that one. Circular needles are great for holding big projects. I guess she doesn't realize it.
Oh well....time for glucose testing and my breakfast of eggs and bacon. Yummy.