But it is festive no? Little miss is sleeping right now hence the lack of little feet for the little sock photo shoot but I will definitely have her model when I finish the second one. I admit that I was rather laid back with this sock construction -- I just cast on and went from there not really minding how long it was... did a simple heel flap and kept going... Now, anyone who has met me can attest that, while I am a relatively laid back person, I do have a few control issues and when I am making something for someone I am meticulous about writing down the exact gauge (I just don't swatch beforehand :) ), the exact number of rows to complete before moving on to the next portion..... I didn't with this one and was rather proud of myself until I had a little mini-attack when I was halfway through the toe. Needless to say I went back and calculated the exact number of rows and what-have-you so I can make the second sock an exact match to this one. What can you do?
I am also proud to share with you that we may have another knitter among us soon. One of the Early Childhood Development teachers was over yesterday and found out that I knit. "Really, you knit? I've always wanted to learn how to do that, could you show me?" She is off to obtain a few supplies and then we can get started. I am rather nervous though as I am, for the most part, a solitary knitter and aside from the internet I don't usually chat about knitting with another individual (face to face that is) so I have been teaching myself as I go along so who knows how accurate my techniques are, they just seem to work for me. I gave her that disclaimer but she still seems interested in learning so hopefully it will go well.
As for the spinning, I have decided to heed the messages of the fiber gods. For now. I mean honestly -- I decided to try for my Joy one more time and happened to come across a used one on Ebay. Put in my bid, albeit a rather low one, but I was the top bidder until last night when the seller evidently changed their mind and not put it up for auction with a day and however many hours left to go. I give up. When the day comes that I wake up in the morning and am greeted by a shiny new spinning wheel on my front porch, I will give it a go. Until then, (or until I decide that an appropriate amount of time has gone by) I will continue to knit and dream of spinning.