This is going to be a photo-heavy post so if you have a slow connection, I'm sorry...
First off, I picked my knitted objects from the State Fair and these were the feedback given. The two first place items scored 99 each, the 3rd place scored 97. I wonder how to get 100. HAHA! One conclusion I've made is I'm going to show them I know how to kitchener! I'm going to kitchener any socks I'm going to submit to the State Fair so they have NO EXCUSE!! LOL!
Look at the last one.. I scored Excellent for everything and it's 99... I almost feel like they look at the lot and pick out which ones they think should ribbon.. Then, they go back and critique what's wrong - if they don't ribbon. So, my thought is anything I submit has to have a color that is pleasing to most... well, there's next year to determine that!! Every item I knit now will have the question, "Is this State Fair worthy?" so I will do a better job at what I knit.
Finished socks from August... these are the remaining two pairs I haven't shown you. In total, I completed 9 socks as they were all singles to complete the pair. This is Squiggle Fraggle Socks from the Rockin' Sock Club - back in the ages... (2009)
and the final pair was a Hazel Knits Mystery Sock from 2011.
The socks are mirrored:
And of course, I started new socks right away! The first pair is the SKA Mystery Sock. I'm now knitting clue 2. This is the completion after clue 1. The front and back and different. Front:
The heel is very different as you can see in my next post. The heel flap/gusset flares out at the back.
I also started Slingback by Yarnissima. I keep calling it Sling Blade like in the movie with Billy Bob Thorton - and his taters.
I thought I have a newer photo as I've completed the heel flap and am knitting the leg. Oh well, perhaps next time, I can show you that I've completed ONE sock!
While we are on the subject of socks, I bought a drawer system by Elfa. The short drawers are perfect for my socks, which have overgrown my baskets. Each drawer can hold 32 pairs of socks. The ones on top (on the right, including the watermelon socks) are going to Emily. I still need another drawer! Then, when once I fill out the 4th drawer, I think I have enough socks, but what am I going to do with all the sock yarn I have???? Shawls? Sweaters? Designing so I only have to finish 1 sock?
If I really wanted, I can put all the blue socks in one drawer, pink/reds in another, ,but I just wanted to fill the drawers up quickly for the photoshoot.
And finally, I decided it's time I worked on my Mitered Squares blanket. I've desserted it for over a year. Though my goal is to finish it by Dec. 31, 2016, I'm hardly into 1/2 of the size I had originally planned. As of Aug 31, I have knitted 342 squares. But my efforts did go to the Crocheted Hexagon blanket for the last year (oops, two!).
Since this blanket consists only of yarn I used for my socks, I felt appropriate to knit a Watermelon Slice square:
Is anyone still reading my blog, other than Dianne, Pinky, Susan from Buffalo? Drop a comment to say hi or message me on Ravelry. So what is Instagram? I should ask my kids... but I feel like blogging gives me a record of what I did. I do go back and reference my posts for "research"... So I'm going to continue blogging.. I posted a few knitted stories on Facebook and all I get from my non-knitter friends are "Can you knit me a pair of socks?" so forget it! No one asked me to teach them how to knit!