Supersize me-sockMarch 3, 2006
Okay, so the last jaywalker sock I did was big. The green pair I am working on have a problem. The problem started when I didn’t do the knit in between the rows. This caused a sharper zigzag and a smaller cuff of the sock. However, I was working the larger sock and the sock fits in that area so I continued to the heel.
The problem now is the heel is too big and so is the sock from this point on. It is just huge. I continued with the skip knit row and kept with the pattern portion, but I am still finding the sock just big in the foot. I started adding on more decrease rows, which is working after the arch of the foot, however I just see the sock as a failure for me and since it is a gift I want it to be more than just mediocre. Who wants a sock that is going to majorly bunch in the heel?
I have both of the socks done to the cuff. I think I have 2 solutions to this that I am willing to accept.
1. The first solution is to work the heel and foot part in a smaller needle and continue with the pattern that I have been doing.
2. The second solution is to frog the whole thing and either start the sock over in the correct pattern with a smaller amount of cast on stitches or to just do the sock in a completely different pattern.
What would you do? I hate all of this redoing. It really takes time away from other things.
I got a B on the huge test on Tuesday and I am pretty happy with that. I did make a few “stupid” mistakes, like circling AC on my exam, but only filling in the A bubble on the test…sigh. I think I might have gotten a low A if I would have focused more. For someone with my lack of attention it is really difficult to stay focused and you can probably see that with the writing on my blog. My brain just loves to skip words or leave them out our use words that sound like the words I was thinking in my head, but it isn’t the right word. It was a really hard test, though and not a lot of people got an A or a B, so overall I am happy. 🙂
I am also learning a lot. ***edited to add…In my lab class on Tuesday we soaked pieces of paper in different disinfectants/antiseptics and then streaked plates with different types of bacteria and fungus to see if the disinfectants/antiseptics did there job of preventing microbial growth. When I say an item sucks below it means that the disinfectant/antiseptic did not prevent microbial growth.
Listerine sucks…don’t use it, it doesn’t prevent bacteria from growing at all. Mr. Clean sucks also. It did not prevent bacterial growth or kill any bacteria. Pinesol is okay at full strength it prevented growth of 2 of the bacterias we used, but diluted did nothing, you might as well just mop with plain water…and we all use the diluted kind, right? Roccal prevented growth from S.aureus, E. coli, Pseudomonas, and S. cerevisiae. Garlic is good, it also prevented growth from 2 of the bacterias and even the fungi we used. I dare you to clean your kitchen with garlic….just do it, ha ha. Prevecare (antimicrobial hand lotion) isn’t super effective. It only limited 1 bacteria and fungi. By the way, regular bar soap prevents bacterial growth…bet you didn’t know that!
I think I want to go in the lab on my own time and test some natural antiseptics like lavender oil and tree tea oil and see if they truly don’t allow bacteria or fungi growth. My teacher is cool with stuff like this and maybe if I do this he will allow some extra credit.
I have been feeling like because I hold a differing viewpoint about a lot of things that I will eventually alienate myself from many of the friends that I have. I really like that people can be different and get along, but sometimes I feel there is a pressure to fit in or to change myself so that I will think more like everyone else. Yet, I can’t. I must be hormonal and starting to be hard on myself. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to be nicer to myself and I think this is partly what I am talking about. It is okay that I am not of the same mind as everyone else. I need to accept my differences and not obsess that people aren’t going to like me because of them. It is a hard thing. Now I am just rambling. Gotta run.
Think about my sock problem. I need some good suggestions here.