Gussets are evil.

Really, they are.  I love knitting socks, but when it comes time for the gusset decreases, I can’t help but groan.  On my current project, Digitessa, the gusset construction was unusual for two reasons.  First, it’s a toe up sock.  Second, the gusset had it’s own pattern construction (i.e., not just stockingette).  I figured I’d sail right through these, and I did, until the heel flap.  I had to take the socks off the magic loop needle and onto DPN’s for the heel flap (already that puts me in a bad mood) and subsequently had to rip out the heel twice to get it right.  Now the heels are done and they’re back on the one needle.  Phew!

It’s nearly impossible to photograph these because of the richness of the colorway without natural sunlight, and since that’s been nonexistent this week, here are the best pictures I can give you:

So that’s been my past week’s worth of knitting.  Seems like I should have more done, right? I should.  And today I start Mystery Stole #4, so that’ll be my first lace and beading project (might end disastrously).  If you haven’t signed up, you should!  Go HERE to sign up.

In other news, I was pleasantly surprised to come home to a surprise on Tuesday.  Michael had to work late, and when Kobe and I walked in, I found these waiting for me:

Sometimes, the flowers are mightier than the diamond.  🙂

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Leslie is obsessed with knitting, and when possible, perfection in her knitting. All stripey socks must match exactly and all lace must be blocked severely. She has major love for all of her viewers/readers and hopes to keep blogging and podcasting for years to come.

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