This big worm was found trying to cross a little path in Thailand. It was so big that I had to stop and take a picture of it. I asked my little 11-year-old cousin where the worm was going and where it had been. He said it came from the old felled tree and was working its way into the house of people who wanted to eat it.
New SockI finished a little worm last night. It's made with some KnitPicks Parade yarn in the Gumball colorway. This worm was a nasty nasty pest at 1:00 a.m. Why? Well, this worm apparently didn't have enough to eat and wanted more yarn just as its knitter was approaching the toe. Very very annoying worm indeed.
Apparently, I'm not the only knitter who ran into this problem. (I read about this happening on other blogs.) This worm would have been a better worm if I had knitted it toe-up and with a short-row heel as short-row heels use less yarn than heel flaps and gussets. But how is a knitter to know? A knitter assumes that one ball of sock yarn will make one sock. Good thing I saved the "starter yarn," which is what I call the yarn at the beginning of a ball that isn't used because you want the socks to match or start with a certain color.
This worm is a bit more colorful, but just as weirdly shaped as the worm I found in Thailand.
My boyfriend asked me what I wanted for my birthday. (By the way, does anyone notice anything different in my blog heading? I'm no longer (gasp!) pressing thirty.) So I told him sock yarn and a foot spa. He must think I LOVE feet. Here's what he bought me:
He even said that I could make him something with the brown yarn and that the blue yarn was for me. Say, ladies, have any of you been brave enough to make socks for manfeet? Frankly, I'm a bit frightened.
A Big Thank You
Today I got a huge surprise from my Secret Pal. She got me a gift certificate to Spunky Eclectic. I'm already drooling over all the gorgeous sock yarn and am having a difficult time deciding on what I want. I haven't come across this vendor before, so getting the gift certificate was like getting two gifts in one. Thank you so much, Secret Pal. I'll let you know what I pick out.