Any way I take it, this was a challenging day.
First, the Vets (docs for four legged people, winged critters and others) had a colours retirement ceremony, an uncasing of a new unit ceremony and a change of command. All buried in the same event.
100th Vets was decominsioned, and the unit colours retired. Similar to what we do on deployments with casing and uncasing colours at TOAS (Transfer of Authority), the guidon of the 100th Vets was wrapped, cased and carried off the field. The flag for the new Vet Command was then uncased. Following that, the current commander then left command after the passing of the flag. Since I am not too much of a cynic, I am not going too far down the line of thinking that it would have been much better for the outgoing commander to have cased his colours and the incoming commander to have uncased the new colours.
Admittedly, there would have been no passing of the guidon. But hey, it should be enough that you are the final commander for the unit. And let someone else have the honor of being the first for the new. Taking over for five minutes, well…..
Around 1800, I looked at the sock I was completing. Next to it was the other variations. It is not fine. I just don’t like it. And if I don’t like it, it makes no sense to send it off to my pal. I looked at the other variations. The one that I like the best from technique and pattern is just too dense. Another has the right hand, but the areas of purl are just too large to really look nice.
I am just putting them away for now, not frogging in case I have a bright idea on what to do with them. But none are exactly what I wanted.
It case you hadn’t guess, this is a bit frustrating. Normally a pair of socks takes me maximum of a week even with other things getting in the way.
This has been going on for months.
Digging around in my notebook, I located a chart from last year. It was an idea I had for a sweater inset. 30 Stitches wide, more or less. Hummm. I have this nice skein of Red Cherry Tree Hill yarn and my 2,00 mm needles. With a bit of free modifications as I went, the first leg was complete about four hours later.
And I really like it. Fun knit, looks interesting and will fit a significant variety of legs. This is also important for those of us who get the occasional swollen ankle. I even know what I am going to do on the heel tomorrow and the instep the day after.
Superstition says that I am not even taking pictures till the second sock is done.
Which is why, probably that Firefox crashed with my first version of this post completed and the auto save of Word Press just didn’t work.