I haven't had much to talk about since my last post as most of what I'm doing is a bunch of the same old stuff, but I thought I'd update you all about it anyway. Doesn't that sound like fun?
Before I get to my knitting, look what I did yesterday!
Yep, I finally graduated high school. Now, you may ask, "but Peter, you're a college senior, how is it that you didn't graduate high school?" The answer is more simple than you may think. There was this one class my senior year of high school that I just didn't complete. There were a couple of papers I never got around to writing (because I thought they were pointless) and instead of giving me a lower grade in the course, they gave me an incomplete and I wasn't allowed to graduate.
When applying to colleges, they ask for your most recent grades (which would have been my grades through December) and upon acceptance to my school, I just never got around to giving them my final transcript (because it was incomplete, you see.) I was allowed to walk on the day of my "graduation" (May 24, 2006), but I was handed an empty diploma holder instead of the real thing. I don't know where that folder is.
Anyway, I have now graduated. No, I didn't write those papers, but my high school principal didn't think it looked good to have a student who never graduated from his school going on to college, so he finally requested that I send him my transcript from college, and he applied credit from some of my college courses to fulfill the requirements of my high school classes and all is well again.
See? Everything works out in the end.
Procrastination and persistence: 1
Doing the right thing at the right time: 0
Ok, moving on to the knitting I've been doing. I finished up the front of my brother's sweater, knit up one sleeve, and am now about 14" into the second sleeve. I'm almost done!
I've also knit one of the socks I'm knitting for another brother. It went really quickly because I'm using Cascade 220 from a leftover project. I don't know how well it'll wear, so for the toe/heel I held it together with some green reinforcement thread I had sitting around. I still don't know where it came from though - I've never used reinforcement thread nor have I ever bought it, but there is was in my stash drawer.
I knit it toe up and really like the result. My only problem is the cuff. I knit it in 1x1 rib and used a tubular bind-off to maintain the stretchiness. It was so pretty when I finished, but in order to be functional, it had to stretch a bit and when the sock isn't worn, it looks like this.
Is it normal for the cuff of a toe-up sock to be so ugly?
ETA: I forgot to ask if anyone has used Jo Sharp Silk Road before and whether they think it would be acceptable to use for the seaming of my brother's sweater. Thoughts?