How does one celebrate the of learning to knit not one but two socks? Why, tearing out the ceiling in the kitchen, that’s how!
It appears that the kitchen, beneath tongue & groove pine paneling and ceiling tiles, is tongue & groove oak. We’ve decided to clean up the ceiling, add a fresh coat of paint, and leave it as is. I am in love with the look. In the meantime, you can see what it looks like right now.
We discovered, when renovating the room above the kitchen, that at one time there was a hole in the floor by the chimney. Our theory was that this was a heat duct and that there should be a corresponding hole in the kitchen ceiling. Well, when tearing off the ceiling tiles we discovered that it was a vent; the kitchen hole is still there! Now the decision is to install a decorative vent or use some tongue & groove pieces saved from another project to seal the hole and then paint. Whatcha think?
One pair of sock coming right up – they are finished! An important lesson learned is to use one skein per sock. Do not try to save yarn by starting the new sock with the remaining skein from the first sock. Leads to an interesting pattern bruhaha as shown here. Also, be sure of the same lot number. The texture of these two socks is different, you can tell these were two different skeins.
My directions were not as clear on how to do the kitchener’s stitch to end the toe so one sock (on the right) I used this video…
The left handed sock I used these directions…
We went to Harrisonburg VA today for some shopping and I saw these – when did crosswalks become lime green and white?