We spent the weekend going in circles. The local intermediate school hosted a Fall Festival complete with Carnival rides and silent auctions. I love a good fair. Balloons that blow up into funny shapes, popping noises ,flashing lights, tickets to ride, and laughter. Merry, singing laughter from people both under and over 48" tall.
The whole family had a great time and the funnel cake smell washed off of us after a day or two. No, we didn't consume any funnel cake. Old timer that I am, I instead opted to buy a small portion of the local Cracker Barrel's supply of candy. I was restrained however, and made it out into daylight without the half dozen boxes of Goo Goo Clusters and Moon Pies I was about to purchase. Nostalgia is always sweeter to the mind than the taste buds. I knit round and round the Mint Leaf Tee and she is a few inches shy of being complete. I also worked on my first Toe Up sock:
Why, what's that you say? That isn't a toe up sock?? That is clearly a top down sock?
You are correct. I cast on for the toe up 3 times until the toe looked right and the size seemed ok. I even knit all the way to the heel. Then I ripped and re knit the heel 3 times. Then I pouted a little, made some coffee, and tried again. I gave up on the 4th complete heel and flap. The darned (ha ha get it?) heel looked lumpy and the wraps were weird. I know I said change is good, but certainly it must be aesthetically pleasing as well. My lovely sock yarn was mighty sore that I crinkled her so. I have not abandoned the toe up method completely. I will try again on another project when the planets align and Pluto is humbly invited back into the group.
*I will purchase a box of Moon Pies for the first member of my family to correctly quote me the line(s) and movie on my mind. Look for the hidden clues.