"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


WIP Wednesday 12/22/2010

 Today is WIP Wednesday. Here's the sock I'm working on now.

I started it before the Christmas knitting got into full swing. Now I'm gonna finish it. I'm making this pattern up as I go along. Trying to think of a clever name for it. It's a combination slip stitch and garter rib. Today I've been working on the gusset. I'm not real happy with it. I'm having problems with the 1st and 2nd stitches beside the gusset stitches being really loose despite my attempts to tighten them up. I think it's because the slip stitches are so close to the needle changes (going from needle 1 to needle 2 and vice versa).

Last week I stopped in Walmart briefly to pick up a couple things when my attention was drawn to the 'floral' dept. There were these roses, and I just had to have them.

Dark and light stripes in pink. Fortunately, they didn't cost much.

They remind me very much of the Hocus Pocus roses I got in April of 2008.

 I wish we could get roses like this to grow in our gardens. I've been trying to get a Hocus Pocus plant for 2 years. Unfortunately they are only available to the florist industry.

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Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. Those roses are incredible! You could always try to root them! Just google "how to propagate roses" and a ton of stuff will come up. I have many roses in my yard that I started as cuttings although the cuttings came from established bushes. I don't know if your commercial roses would root but you could experiment and see! Merry Christmas!

  2. I love roses. They're beautiful! I have 4 rose plants myself, but unfortunately 3 of the 4 have pretty much kicked the bucket after 2 years. :(

    Pretty color to the sock. Hope you work through the problem so you can get working on the second one!