But first things first. A big thank you to my Secret Pal for sending me these lovely goodies:
A skein of Lana Grossa Meilenweit sock yarn, a hank of Blue Sky Dyed Cotton (organic, of course), and a lovely book by Deborah Krasner called Heirloom Skills and Country Pastimes (the illustrations are gorgeous). My pal also included a beautiful card with a photograph by Francis Twomey, as well as a mystery gift. When I first opened the package, I thought it included some knitting needles. Indeed, they do look like miniature needles but there are 10 of them and they are bit short to be knitting with. I'm thinking they are some sort of closure. Secret Pal, can you help me out here? How are the little bamboo needles supposed to be used?
The gift arrived on Wednesday. Please accept my apologies for not posting sooner. And thank you so much; you've been a great pal!
So where did the day go? I have no idea. Emma wanted to be fed about 4:45, so I got up before 6:00 this morning, fed her, and made Tom his pre-run coffee. I did some
I did, however, finish the first Sockotta sock last night:
It fits rather well, although the heel is a bit long. I used Wendy's Generic Toe-up Sock pattern, which uses both a short-row toe and heel. The toe fits fine, but I think I don't need to keep as many stitches "live" on the heel. Nonetheless, it's going to be a comfortable sock. Maybe I'll cast on the second sock tonight. Or maybe I'll start the second of the Blue Danube socks. I'm beginning to find that I've got a lot of single socks laying around.
Sweaters? What sweaters? There are no sweaters here. Move along now...
Emma is trying to figure out an escape route.
We're becoming more confident that she won't escape. If she ran away, she wouldn't get vanilla ice cream every night.
And yes, she is a spoiled little kitty.
Now excuse me, please. It's cocktail hour and I hear a fine Negroni calling my name.