Ok, so I am working on the heel. Instructions say "Pick up 68 stitches evenly"......but it doesn't mention the 24 stitches on holders from filling in the spots in between the 4 diamonds. Hmmm.
I actually picked up 71 stitches - so I decreased 3 on the first round. It looks good - we'll see as I get further into it. I need to knit 10 rounds before beginning the decreases (I'm on round 2 at the moment)....I *think* I have the stitches separated properly on my 4 DPNs (instructions call for using *2* DPNs........errrrr, right.)
OH!! A shoutout for a friend of mine that makes *gorgeous* and *wonderful* and *awesome* lampwork beads: Chilhowee Manor Art Glass . Go. Click. Buy beads - they are WONDERFUL. She sent me a box of rejects for my fish tanks (OK, my *kids* fish tanks. I just clean 'em.) - I can't see why they were rejected. They are *beautiful*. Some of them....OK, some of them WON'T make it to the tanks...I need them for...something. *g*
Still waiting on the pool installers to actually *show*up*. Glad I didn't tell the kids that we'd have a pool by tonight.....