First, before the concert, I cast on for Embossed Leaves socks (favorite socks IWP). Four times, I took it out and re-did it. I just couldn't read the directions and follow them. Should be simple, but noooo. Several hours later, I cast on for the last time. I got it right...the twisted rib followed the tubular cast on perfectly. Finally:
Then I knit for a while, so very pleased, loving the pattern and having so much fun. Then, on reflection decided that this lovely Socks That Rock was competing with the pattern:
I frogged:Ugh. I redid it all in Knitpicks Essential sock yarn in brown. So far so good. Picture to come!
BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT HAPPENING:
I saw Lifehouse in concert!!!!
It was so exciting to see them in person. The kids loved it, we knew lots of teenagers there (and mom even really enjoyed it although she didn't know them already).
Yeah, I know, these pictures are terrible. It's not my fault. Someone was playing with my camera and so it ran out of batteries. I borrowed another, really, really cheap camera and took a picture. They were closer than it looks. It was terrific to be there, with the music thundering with a purpose and a tenacious desperation in it. Meaningful to me.