I was excited because this time, I used the tubular cast-on method without referring to any reference books or notes! This means I have mastered the method! And because I am using wool blend, the cast on is less wonky than the cotton blend:
This cast on also got the approval of Husband, who has been complaining about the tightness of the long-tail cast-on row. However, I highly suspect if he is going to like this Chutes-n-Ladders pattern ... the chutes are too much like little snakes along the leg! Therefore, they would become birthday gift for my father in Ocotber. I think he would be surprised that not all hand-made socks are thick ... he has only seen the pair I made with Cascade Fixation. ;)
A little episode on Saturday. We took an impromptu drive to the mountains but since we had limited time, we only managed to drive to Saratoga. I casually mentioned to Husband that there was a knitting store there. To my surprise, he suggested we made a stop there! When we entered the store, his first response was "This is a nice store!" "Isn't it beautiful here?" I asked. "Yeah ... so beautiful that one would like to buy everything!" was his answer, and he meant it ... not in the sacastic way! Since we were in a hurry, we only stayed for 5 minutes. When we left, he asked, "Are you sure you don't want to get anything here?" Oh sure, but maybe next time, I said.