Hello again

It’s been kind of a roller coaster sort of summer. The up parts included placing at the State Fair, rediscovering my love of making socks, finally learning how to do ssk correctly (after four years of knitting, because it’s magic what happens when you actually *read the directions* – sigh). The down parts included having to have two of our beloved cats put to sleep. Sebastian was diagnosed with kidney failure and left us just shy of his 19th birthday, and then three weeks later, Tangerine developed endocarditis (infection of the heart valve) and no matter what the doctors tried we couldn’t save her.

Getting a pair of adorable little kittens has helped fill the void just a bit (but admittedly it does tend to put a damper on knitting), but old friends can never truly be replaced, so we’re slowly getting used to the new ‘normal’ around here. And in the meantime, I have a new purse, large enough to tote around a sock-in-progress, and I’ve got another lace piece slowly progressing on my needles, and life, as always goes on.

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3 Responses to Hello again

  1. caitlyn says:

    I am so sorry about your two cats. I hope you have fun with the new kitties!

  2. Amanda Page says:

    Now I’m wondering if *I’m* doing SSK right. How were you doing it?

  3. Jenipurr says:

    Originally I had it in my head it was the same as knit 1, slip 1, pass 1 over, but i never liked how that looked. Then I started using k2tog through back loop, but that stands out too much so i looked at ssk again. For some reason i only read half the directions the first time and would slip both knitwise, then slip them back on teh needle and knit them both together – that just didn’t look right.

    So the ‘official’ method is that you slip each stitch knitwise, then do the equivalent of slipping them both back onto the first needle (but now seated ‘backwards’) and knit them both through the back loop – hopefully that makes sense.

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