I've been looking at three or four apartments a day for the past couple of weeks. If you'd like to know why, read this, this and this. Admittedly, I'm probably being very picky. I want some place in a nice, safe, quiet neighbourhood, that is bright and sunny, with reasonable rent, a gas stove, and laundry facilities. I was beginning to despair. I found places that I liked, but they were either too far away, or didn't have laundry, or had an electric stove. Finally, the landlady at one of the apartments said that she really wanted to rent to me, and so she is going to put in a washer and dryer! We're in the process of ironing out details on the lease.
But I have been doing some knitting. My first ever Sockapalooza sock is finished! That's the first Snowflake Lace sock, and I've already cast on for the second sock. I'm planning to finish this second sock this month, before my move (on July 1st). That leaves me July to knit the second pair of socks for my pal, in the Bayerische pattern. I just hope that's enough time, with the move, and my summer internship, and working at the restaurant.
I have to admit that, even though I'm starting the second sock, I haven't memorised the 12-row pattern repeat. That's because I've been watching season 2 of 24 and movies the whole time while doing it, so my attention has been divided. I do like how the sock has turned out, and I'm pretty sure it will fit my pal's foot well. Her foot is a little larger than mine, and I think the extra stretch will show off the lace pattern even better.
Sorry about the funny angles. It's really difficult to take a good picture of a sock that's on your own foot. The colour isn't really true in the photo, at least on my monitor. Right now, on the screen, it's a strong turquoise colour. In real life, it's a little paler and has a little bit more green in it.
And remember the two stitch markers that Terri Lynn sent me? Well, I bought some similar beads at JoAnn's and, while watching Castaway the other night, I made myself a set of matching ones. I now have 22 of these markers; they should be enough for a modest lace project, or a sweater. Making stitch markers is addictive!