These socks in this picture are for my best friend, Lisa. I finished them in June. I hadn't given them to her, yet, because I didn't like the cuff. It was way too tight. I had already bound them off and woven in the ends, so I had to find the ends and unweave them. Then, stitch by stitch; because I didn't want to drop any stitches, I undid the bind off. The yarn was all crickly. Then, I took a needle and did the sewn bind off. It is much stretchier. Why on earth didn't I do it in the first place? Oh, yeah, I started it at home, and finished it in the car. Now I feel like I can give them to her.
Then, I started another dishcloth, and a new Jaywalker sock. I got some Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn, and cast on today. I read that the Magic Stripes is being discontinued. I really like that yarn. It's affordable, and I like the colors, too. I got the yarn on sale for five dollars. I love a good deal!! Oh, yeah, in the pics up there you can see my other Magic Stripes socks under the Bestfriend socks. I was resting the Bestfriend sock on my foot to take the picture. I heart my handknit socks!! The Bestfriend socks are my hand dyed yarn. I can never seem to get orange or reds to turn out right when I try to take a picture. I also got another skein of worsted wool to dye. I can't wait until I have time to do it.
So, picnic/barbecue and surprise birthday party for the MIL, tomorrow. I really should be in bed. I'm scared that on Tuesday we'll oversleep. I keep telling the boys to go brush their teeth, and go to bed. It's weird having teenagers. They are trying to bribe me with shoulder rubs. It could almost work, they are pretty good at it. Time for us all to sleep, though. So, I have to be tough. LOL.
September is a big birthday month for us. We have b-days in our family on the 8th, 14th, 19th, 21st, 27th, and two on the 28th! Well, I'll be spending tomorrow visiting and knitting. Hope you have a good day, all!!