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Thursday, January 17, 2008

How To Relax....

I did so need this snow day (and look! you get two posts from me in one day - tee hee!)

The day has been moderately productive: walk and driveway shoveled, car cleaned off, and I also managed to assist in a Siamese Rescue - not something I do that often anymore and it was only a minor role I played, but it still makes me feel good.

And then I've knit on my second sock. I thought mindless would be better and last night I'd turned the heel, so I knit up the gussets today and on up the cuff. When I looked down and saw...yup. Split stitch. (I think I remember doing this on the first Three Dancer's sock...guess that meant it had to happen on the second one, too, huh?)

So...I debated about 3 seconds and came up to the computer for a good, strong light. And in the process of trying to record this for you, I also figured out how to manually focus this new camera of mine (I think two of these photos are much better than my norm these days - one still isn't quite there, but I'm learning!)

How do I relax? Well, like any good yoga practitioner...I tie myself in knots! In short, total focus on something. Here I've dropped the stitch down the approximately 3 inches to the split stitch...

Then fixed the stitch in question and slowly worked my way back up, picking up stitches with my mom's antique bone crochet hook:

And here at the end? Almost can't tell there was anything done...

I do stretch the fabric a bit to let the stitches "snug up" a bit afterwards and you really can't tell I did this now...

And - what do you know? I feel much calmer.

We've had quite a bit of fine freezing rain this afternoon and I think we're going to be looking at a nice glaze of ice in the morning.
It'd be such a shame to have another snow day tomorrow. After all, with MLK Day on Monday that would mean a 5 day weekend.

Dare I hold my breath?


Blogger kat said...

wow, looking at your sock made me think of fixing mine yesterday, looks like you took care of it with easy though! enjoy the snow

5:43 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

Sounds like a lovely snow day. Nice fix on the sock, too. That's a long ways down! More relaxing is the way to go!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

You get your 5 day weekend. Day classes are closed tomorrow!

9:40 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Great fix and fantastic photos! Unfortunately my new camera isn't equipped with a manual focus. I'm off to Best Buy to exchange the thing for another that will better suit my needs. Wish me luck!

6:13 AM  
Blogger Skeincocaine said...

It is supposed to snow this weekend! Knitknitknit!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Sounds like a great snow day and looks like a perfect repair on your sock. The photo quality is really good too.
Have a great weekend!

7:07 PM  

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