More bits and pieces
How many stitches cast on, how many rounds for the cuff, how many stitches reserved for the heel, how many stitches for the short rows of the heel, how many stitches for the kitchener toe. I was very thorough.
I was also very forgetful and don't remember where I put the darn piece of paper!
Everything in the knitting bag got dumped out and pawed through. Everything in the other knitting bag was also dumped out and pawed through. I would have gone through knitting bags 3 and 4 if I wasn't positive I hadn't been in them for several months.
The laptop bag was disassembled. The various knitting books were opened and shakened upside down. The miscellaneous stacks of paper were dissected and discarded.
I looked everywhere and I can't find the bleeping piece of paper so I can finish Sock #2.
So I finished it anyway.
This meant looking at Sock #1 very, very closely and re-counting everything at least twice. It took three tries to get the heel turn to look right.
Pattern: based on Nancy Bush's Gentleman's Fancy Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Fortissima Cotton Socka in color 6610 (blue/black marl)
Needles: Brittany Birch US Size 1 1/2 (2.5 mm)
I'm saying it's based on Nancy Bush's pattern since I changed darn near everything (another reason why I wrote everything down). Thicker yarn meant a change in needle size and a change in number of stitches cast on. I didn't bother with the leg shaping, used a different heel, stopped the pattern after the gusset and don't even know if I'm using the same toe (I stopped reading the pattern long before that).
For all that, I'm really happy with how they turned out.
And I'm half-way through the Cat's Paw scarf!
I'm taking a 10-month management course that's sponsored and taught by my company. Once a week I listen to the HR director talk about the course material as it applies to our company and watch his online presentation from the privacy of my office. There's a test after each of the three books and so far I've passed book #1 - yay!
Of course, I also use this opportunity to knit! He's aware that I'm doing this, by the way. He doesn't mind - I'm paying attention and contributing to the group discussion. I always study the chapter ahead of time, too.
All this means that I get an extra uninterrupted hour or two a week to sit and knit at work. How great is that? I almost feel guilty!