I've been knitting socks again. Yep. Even finished a pair. No pics yet, but I was very pleased with myself cos I finished them and then fixed up the ends and all before I went to bed.
So I started knitting another toe up sock at the LYS knitty gathering two Tuesdays ago cos I had said I would show their sock guru how to start a toe up sock. I carefully chose some expensive sock yarn I had bought from them for the demo sock.
This sock has been whizzing along - so much easier to knit on the Addi turbo circ than on the plastic needles. Whiz whiz whiz.
At the heel turning, I found a little tuft of yarn that sticks out - an end that was not spliced well. Then I found a thicker bit that was not well dyed but I ignored it as much as possible. Then I found another thick bit that was even more poorly dyed and was about as thick as DK. I had to loop that bit out cos it was realllllllly obvious as it was right at the front of the sock. Guess what? Another thick bit that is poorly dyed!
I have emailed the yarn manufacturer and said I am not happy (Jan)! I am underimpressed by the yarn cost vs the quality of what I am getting. The yarn I made Nathan's pullover out of? About 50% of the skeins had knots in them, but crikey, they cost $1 a ball and were pure wool that can be spit-spliced. This stuff is superwash and a bit slippery, and cost 25 of the jumper yarn (plus tax - gadzooks I am getting to hate that plus tax thing). I have different expectations for cheap yarn versus expensive yarn.
Anyway, I will get pics of everything. I'm just lazy today. I haven't been completely well today and I am wondering if it is related to the ants that were in my biscuits, the ants that I didn't notice until late this afternoon? Maybe I had an allergic reaction or something.
Mmm, cake in the oven. Mmmm, chocolate cake. GF and DF. There are lots of interesting looking packet mixes here. Whilst I am an indifferent cook, I am going to have to learn to bake stuff cos I want things like pink lamingtons (sponge type cake rolled in jelly/jello and then in coconut, YUM!) and nice cakes and nice bread. Nice bread is hard to get in the shops here. Back 'ome I could get nice bread from the supermarket. Here they wouldn't know nice bread if they fell over it, it seems. So I have to work out how to make it myself (or does anyone have any recommendations for packet mixes?).