Oh no! I broke one of my dpn's! Since I am a new to sock knitting person, I only have one set! Whew! They came in a set of 5. Dodged a bullet. Although, I suspect I should buy an extra set or two. What if I break another needle and it's a sunday night? Then I'd have to stop knitting! Can't have that. I'd go into withdrawal.
Unfortunately, I have no FO's to show you. Excuse to follow. I was really hoping to get my sock done at least, but it didn't happen. Although I did make pretty good progress:
The purse is not done yet either. It is taking a while for the damn thing to dry after the felting! I bought the buttons etc to decorate it, I just don't want to work with wet wool. The Clapotis is really kicking my ass. I would have gotten further, but I had to frog one whole repeat 'cause I screwed up.
I really don't know why I keep screwing up. It's not that complicated a pattern. Maybe that's the problem. If it's totally mindless I can do it. If it needs intense concentration, I can do it. But the in-between is deceptive and I keep screwing up. Sigh. At least I had a lifeline I could use! Saved me some ripping back.
I did buy some new yarn. It's totally cool:
I got it from the Red Cross. It was a totally silly waste of money, but when I saw it on Eve's Blog, I just had to get one too! When my hubby saw it, he announced he wanted army socks! So it was a hit all around!
Now for the excuse as to why the knitting has not proceeded very far this week. And the excuse, is NOT having too much free-lance work. It's because the tomatoes won't wait. Yup, the tomatoes. I have been turning this:
Into yummy batches of this:
This is the 3rd batch this week. I have one batch turned into marinara sauce. I still need to make meatballs to go with it. The second batch was just processed with no spices and frozen for future use. This batch is going to be meat sauce.
I love eating tomatoes. I'm not so keen on the processing part, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do! This way I get fresh, home grown tomatoes for a reasonable length of time after tomato season. Mmmmmm...
Now I'm off to get my ass kicked again.