And that my friend is what it looks like on my foot so far. Unfortunately, even accomplished Knitters, (like myself), knit items a bit too big, too small, too wide, too short...My sock seems to be a bit bigger. I went according to the pattern sizes, rather than "my" measurements. (I attribute that to the fact that I wasn't so sure that I was measuring in the absolutely correct places.) I went according to a size 9 1/2 shoe size, since that's the size I wear, (even though I've been experiencing some swelling these last few weeks of pregnancy). I went according to what I believed to be true. But here's the thing, according to the charts I should have probably knit for a size 9 to get a good fit. Maybe next time.
And that's the completed heel flap and turn.
Oh yes, there will be a next time. (I now understand why sock knitters are such advocates of sock yarn and patterns and turning heels and, well, everything.)
After all my hard work, I called my mom to tell her how excited I was about my too big and baggy sock. She didn't realize that this was the first of the pair. She burst my bubble she did.
But Dalton, Dalton didn't burst my bubble. He is my rock of support. Ain't he purty?He's such a ham. (And I don't mean a pig.) I contacted Scout from Scouts Swag and asked if she thought she could make me some Superwash Merino in Daltons colors and lucky for me, she said yes! Soon, I will have Dalton socks. Maybe a Dalton sweater, (for Dalton of course). Yesterday Shawn and I had our Anniversary celebration lunch at Maggiano's Little Italy Restaurant. It was both of our first times. I used to scrapbook across the way at Scrapbook Safari, and while I always got a chance to smell the food, I hadn't actually tasted the food. Shawn had some really good Chicken Parmigiana, (which he ended up leaving his leftovers on the table by accident). I had some delish Lasagna, (that gave me such bad heartburn lastnight, though it was totally worth it). And to top it off! We had Tiramisu!!! He's never had it, and though I tried to convince him that he wouldn't like it, he tried and loved it! This may be our new restaurant!
Through the rain we had a chance to run to Michael's for another Gingerbread house kit and some Christmas tree decorations. Shawn got to work early this morning putting the houses together. (Yes, "houses", as in plural!) Last year when we would talk on the phone he gave me a hard time about how "easy" it would be to put together, blah blah blah. What little he knew!
But then he had to put the roofs on.
He has left it up to me to decorate which I will do tonight once Jem is tucked away and the house is cleaned up. You'll just have to wait and see what our creative minds come up with!