so i started it over. every last stitch. i got sixteen rows in, got a little lost, skipped some things & on top of the other mistakes that i was prepared to live with - it was becoming a mess. if i ever want to wear this piece (even if only once) - it just can’t be that messy. besides, i usually start my pieces over at least once anyway, so i wasn’t surprised or demoralized by the situation. although, i need to get to a point where one project doesn’t need to be stretched out over weeks & weeks.
i spent the long weekend house-sitting in carmel. at a new place; just one dog - a mutt named Loki (not to be confused with my other charge Noki):
not a very good picture. i lost my camera for a few days and never got around to taking more. i think she is part labrador. but medium sized with white paws. i’m told she is 5 or 6 years old which is surprising to me because she has crazy puppy energy. she likes to chase squirrels but is too noisy & clumsy to ever catch one.
i started tie version 2 while Loki napped at my feet:
already longer than version 1, & much tidier. it is still inside-out in these pictures and still looks like a sock to me but i am hoping for the best. how ridiculous to wear a tie that looks like a giant sock.