Oh goodness. Can I even begin to explain to you all the things that are causing obstructions in my ability to blog? Let me start with the most recent, as I sit her with my TheraFlu, I seem to have actually come down with a flu/cold. This weekend it has been chills, cough, congestion (both nasal and chest), and body aches. Ugh. Thankfully I had today off but I still have to face tomorrow (with unfinished lesson plans, none the less).
My school socks have been stalled too, about two inches before the toe, due to my crazy needles. For these socks I've been using my Kollage square circulars and I am now on my third set. That's right, third. With the first pair, the needle came off the cable when I was only through the cuff of the first sock! I took them back to my LYS, who kindly exchanged them for me and I continued to knit on. The needle came off the cable of the second pair after I had made it almost to the toe of the first sock. Yes, I'm still on the first sock! I now have my third set of these needles and am hoping to make it through to the second sock. I mean really, I'm knitting a sock, not pulling a freight liner with these needles.
I was feeling stalled with my sample knitting as well (anything else?!). For this piece I'm knitting with the Fibre Company's Savannah DK which is a Merino, cotton, soy, linen blend. The needles I was using were the acrylic interchangeable tips from Knit Picks and they were causing a lot of drag on my yarn not to mention they are a bit too flexible and I kept feeling like if I put too much pressure on them they might just snap. I finally switched to my Harmonies last week and now I'm speeding along. Hooray!
On a more positive note (and to not leave a post photo-less) we were visited by our friend Devo last weekend (Mary is Devo's mom). Needless to say, all pups were thoroughly tired by the end of the day!