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'cause it's just *falling* off of my needles. I turned the heel last night, and picked up the gussets stitches. Oh, my gusset stitches were things of beauty - both sides had the same number of stitches, there were no holes, they were *beautiful*....but the heel flap was too shallow. :bangs head:

I wasn't paying attention.....I did what the pattern said, and went to measure. Couldn't find my tape, so I used one of the guys' tapes.....I *thought* it was OK...but no. I need 2.5" on a heel flap to properly fit my instep. This flap, while lovely, and perfect (*and* had a heel on it!!) was barely 2". :sigh:

I left the ripping for this morning......it's all sorted now, and I'm adding to the flap length, but oh - the beauty of the former heel will haunt me. :lol:

Won't take long to get back to where I was, so that's good. Bad is that I need to set it down tonight and whip out a bookmark for Saturday's b-day bash. Ah, well.....the bookmark will go quick, and the socks are just practically knitting themselves, so.....there ya go.

Knitpicks STILL HASN'T SENT OUT MY ORDER. :grrrrrrrrrr: Guess I'll have a pair of socks before I have hat yarn. :sigh:

The keyboard on the desktop PC at home is dead. Dead, dead, dead. Sweet Geek is going to bring one from work.......we still can't print from the laptop, but the wireless network is secure now. We also can't backup the laptop yet.....:sigh:

On the good news side, though, Starbucks has their double-chocolate muffins again. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. I can't buy another for myself until February (they're THAT good and sinful), so.......still, they're nummy. I had one for breakfast this morning. :grin:

Back to the sock for a few minutes.....
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 20th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)

blather

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Heh. What did I tell you about Knit Pics?

Starbucks -- I had their London Fog Taxo Tea latte yesterday and it was wonderful. Almost would make me swear off coffee lattes. Must search to see how one to make it at home, it was that yummy. Can't be too hard.

Karen
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From:fiberaddict
Date:January 20th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC)

Re: blather

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Yeah - you were right. :sigh:

I tried the London Fog latte...it was too lavendar-y for me. I need to try it from our local S'bux, though - they seem to make it better than at the others I've tried (if that makes sense.)
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From:marmota_monax
Date:January 20th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
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What up with KnitPicks? They had a great reputation. How long has it been since you put in your order?
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From:fiberaddict
Date:January 20th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
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I placed the order on 01/12. I called on 01/14, to check on it, and to see if I could upgrade to a faster shipping method (the order was over $50, so I automatically got free shipping.) The CS rep said no, it was "in Process" at the warehouse, and should be shipped out either then or on the 15th......as of today, it's *still* not showing as shipped.

Ah, well - I am happily obsessed with these socks, so all's well. Plus, I had a better idea for the hat, so I did more graphs...:grin: Still, I want my yarn!!! (And needles. I need more needles.)
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