…I cast on.  Finally.  Wanna see?

Progress on my Oak Leaf Socks

I’ve made it through the cuff chart and started on the leg chart.  So far?  Meh.  Though I do like the yarn color and sheen, it’s very pretty and I’m sure the socks will be gorgeous.  I just, well, meh.  I’ll keep knitting them and hopefully they’ll grow on me.  ;o)

In other news, we worked in the garden this weekend.  Dobby helped me clean out all the waist-high weeds and RR manned our mini roto-tiller:

In action...

After about an hour of tilling, I had a blank canvas:

Blank Slate

…and two dogs that were very happy that the loud noise had ended.  ;o)

Happy Dogs

I planted my tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, bean and corn plants just in time for the freeze we’re supposed to get tonight.  Yay.

I also knit on my Lady E while watching the Survivor finale last night.  I’m on tier 14 and it’s looking pretty nice!  No photos since I didn’t want to further freak out the future FIL – he was kind of vocal and slightly negative when I took the sock picture (my fault since I waited until he showed up for dinner to take it) and I figured a picture of the shawl would send him over the edge.  Please keep in mind that this is a man who refers to the internet as “that Ebay thing” – as in, “can you go on that Ebay thing and look up my friend Monty for me?”  So the idea of having a website where I talk about knitting (which he thinks is kind of boring…okay a lot boring) and having lots of people read about my knitting and where they want to see a photo of my knitting is a bit (okay a lot) foreign to him.  *sigh*

Anyway, as for Survivor, I’m pretty happy with the winner.  The other person was kind of a sneaky bastahd – though I think the winner was kind of sneaky too, just better at hiding it.  ;o)

So what did you guys do this weekend?  Anything exciting?

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18 Responses to I did it…

  • Cookie says:

    Oh my…

    Not every sock has to be true love, ya know.

    I’m glad he won. I knew he would once I saw the final two. I still think “Coach” is full of shit and I still love that Jeff.


    Cookie’s last blog post..Mind the Poop

  • Robin Marie says:

    Hey, if you don’t want those socks I will take them off your hands;) That color is AWESOME.

    P.s. I have such a case of garden envy this year. I will never, ever live in a city again. Looks great!

    Robin Marie’s last blog post..South America Sunday: My View

  • Chris says:

    I think it’s a pretty sock – but I know that I’ve had perfectly lovely yarn that I just felt “meh” about.

  • Diane says:

    I cleaned up the debris after we got 5 inches of rain in 2 hours on Friday. Played havoc with my lettuce and radishes, I think we got hail too. Oh and I cast on for my first Swallowtail shawl.

    Diane’s last blog post..A rose is a rose…

  • Birdsong says:

    Lovely garden photos… sorry about both the lackluster feeling for your sock and the long road ahead finding common ground with new FIL. At least all of us understand!

    Birdsong’s last blog post..When Good Blog Services Go Bad

  • Miriam says:

    Lovely socks. The color is fabulous and I hope that’s enough to sustain you through both socks. That’s always my problem. In the end I think they will be grand yet subtle when they are finished. :-)

    Miriam’s last blog post..Sideways Grande Hat in Malabrigo Worsted

  • Sarah says:

    I’m glad you are able to see through the meh feelings to the gorgeous socks this knitting will become. I already love them.

    The garden looks like it’s off to a great start. I hope the freeze is not too harsh.

    I had trouble aligning my sleep/wake times in such a way as to accomplish much, I think. I am already having trouble remembering it. I must need to cast on for some lace.

    Sarah’s last blog post..Blue-Grey Days

  • Tina M. says:

    The children look like conquering warriors in that shot. :P

    Quit yer bitchin’ with that sock, it’s going to be stellar when it’s done!

  • Kris says:

    Pretty sock! What yarn and pattern is it?

  • Kelli says:

    Well, casting on is half the battle. Just don’t let it set idle.

  • Karen says:

    The socks will be wonderful. Some of my absolute favorite socks to wear are the ones I hated while knitting.
    I was satisfied with the winner of Survivor but I think they should have taken Taj to final 3.

  • Hillary says:

    Sorry the sock isn’t cutting it for you. It is a very pretty color though.

    I avoided freezing my baby veggie plants through sheer procrastination. Maybe I’ll plant my seedlings outside this week… or maybe I’ll knit some more while I think about it.

  • elizabeth says:

    The sock is looking fabulous! As far as “that eBay thing”, I say whatever makes you happy is what you should do! Surely he’s been indoctrinated to your knitting before?

    elizabeth’s last blog post..finishing things

  • Karen says:

    Heh….that ebay thing…I like that!

    I like the sock so far.

    Karen’s last blog post..Ten on Tuesday

  • Opal says:

    that sock is going to be gorgeous! i cast on for my sock too. it’s not as pretty as yours though.

    ha! that ebay thing!

    Opal’s last blog post..Feel the shawl love.

  • jaya says:

    I do love the color of that sock! Hope that you enjoy the pair once they’re finished!

    jaya’s last blog post..why I’ve been so quiet lately…

  • Stacey says:

    I didn’t watch this season. Bad me. :D The color of the sock is pretty. I can’t wait to see the lady e.

    Stacey’s last blog post..Lovin’ Lake Livin’

  • How many of those raised beds do you have? Very impressive!

    Laurie (Moo!)’s last blog post..Pressure

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