I *needed* to knit. My hands really wanted to hold those dpns, and my eyes wanted to see stitches happen. Maude was dragging her feet about leaving, so I decided to help her along with legal drugs and thought that a knitting going-away party would be appropriate. So, out came the "berry mouth" yarn that my Dye-o-Rama made for me. Out came the dpns.
And out came a new pattern that I downloaded from the Knitty issue that had Cosy in it (yes, Cookie I finally got it). I'd make a link but Knitty freezes up my home browser but it's in the same issue as Cosy back in the archives. Called Thuja, and I liked the way they looked. Did I read the pattern first. Nope.
So freshly bathed and dressed in jammies, I get all comfy and actually look at the pattern. Oh, it's for a man's sock...made with heavier yarn. That's ok, I'll just do a bit of modification. I just need a number of stitches that divides by 4...and my normal number of cast on will do that. And I can use my basic come-to-silver pattern for knowing how many stitches for the heel flap etc.
Then I got the giggles. Heh, I've made 3 pair of socks now and I think I can just go changing things at will. We shall see. But at least I can start the ribbing.
I have NEVER ever twisted my stitches when joining. I've made a lot of other goofs but not that. So, of course I did this last night. Not when joining...I waited until the 3rd round. Not once but 3 times! So maybe this wasn't such a good idea for entertainment last night. There's always tonight.
But oh, I have a new sock bag! There was a Bath and Body sale at the hospital...nope they weren't selling wash basins and the deceased. They have these, and book sales every once in awhile and their profits (some company does it and shares the proceeds) goes into a sort of petty cash fund that's used when a patient desperately needs something for which there are no funds. So I got this bag filled up with foot scrub, lotions, butter, brushes yadda yadda but I must admit the first thing I thought of was sock bag. *G*
Hopefully by Sunday, I'll have more than this to show.