I awarded myself the silver medal. Partially because I could not find any gold medals in the house, and partially because the more I inspect the hat, the more minor errors I find - almost all as a result of tension difficulties. However, I will be remedying the situation, as The Husband has already placed his
Here is the finished sleeve - I made it 3 inches longer than the pattern specified. However, this is still not as long as the sleeve of my favorite sweater, but I think it should work. It seems long enough when I hold it up to my arm.
I have no sock pictures for you today - I'll try to take one tomorrow. Not much progress today - busy doing some pre-spring cleaning - putting away the Christmas dishes and some random leftover decorations (hey, don't judge me, Lent doesn't start until Wednesday!), cleaning out cabinets and doing massive loads of laundry. I just couldn't bring myself to go out in the freezing garage last weekend and now I'm paying for it.
I also handwashed all of our handknit socks. I had been putting my sockpal socks in the washer and dryer, but figured I would start handwashing them to make them last as long as possible. They bled a ton! And they've been washed at least 4 times before! I'm sure glad they didn't bleed on anything in the wash! My Jaywalkers bled a tiny bit, and The Husband's Paton's Kroy socks didn't bleed at all.
Inspired by a photoset by another knitblogger, I decided that I needed to take pictures of all my "want-to-knit" objects and put them in photosets. Sadly, flickr doesn't have enough room to upload them all at once, but I'll put them in as I have space. I did, however, make albums for them in my iphoto. I was shocked to discover that there are about 70 sweaters/tanks that I want to make. Yikes.
I also gathered yarn for charity knitting, but more on that tomorrow.
I'd really like to finish my sock by Wednesday, but I just don't think it's going to happen. A whole foot in two days when I have to work both days? Nope. Ah well. They can be my "M" for March.