(flower of the day: impatiens. ok, so no flowers but check out those buds)
mom has an awesome green thumb—more on the sock below.
oh we had it all planned out—it would be so easy once the old laptop was updated and streamlined. i’d be able to login just like at home, write posts, check email, keep tabs on the store . . . all that stuff.
we just forgot one, um, small thing; there isn’t much free space in my mom’s condo.
and access to her ethernet via an actual cable is also limited. so it’s not as comfortable to be on my computer for any length of time. checked and answered email, yes. downloading pictures and blogging, not so much. once i have a laptop with wi-fi, things will improve. but i’m still too
cheap restrained to dish out a couple grand right now for what i need (but i’m saving my pennies . . .).
but that situation is good for the knitting, and today i cleared a spot to show you what i’ve gotten done.
i got lots done on the geese wrap in the car on the way out, since david graciously drove most of the 8-hour trip
here’s a closeup of the stitches; the cattails in the center panel don’t show up as well as the geese in the other photo, since they are not as textured
but i’m hoping that they will pop a little better after blocking. the piece is feeling very luxurious . . . and getting to be a good length, yay.
i love the merino/silk yarn; i have some for a scarf too, though i might make that in a different pattern; i kinda have my eye on another fun, goosey stitch that i saw.
and then there is simurgh.
i’ve been working on that in the evenings while we watch movies or talk.
we talk a lot in my family.
i’m almost done with the first stole half. oh boy—is it gorgeous, this yarn. geisha is soo beautiful in this colorway. i can’t wait to soak it and block it. it’ll be beautifully liquid once it is stretched.
we went to a cool exhibit of american bronze sculpture at the state museum in albany the other day with my cousin lynn. she is a knitter too, and we found ourselves looking at all the winged creatures in terms of what they’d translate to in yarn and stitches. there was one that had wings with vertical feathers that i especially liked.
and i’ve been working away on the bee sock, too.
i’m afraid the depth of the textured parts doesn’t show up to its full advantage in this photo, but trust me, it looks like it’s been cast in gold. the yarn has such incredible stitch definition and spring that it looks like a sculpture, too.
well, we head home tomorrow already . . . hard to believe that four or five days can pass so quickly. but there’s plenty that waits us back at the ranch too.
in fact, just this afternoon david and i were planning some garden reconstruction for next year. i think we are going to go for a whole new layout with more planting space.
i know; it’s not even christmas yet, but it’s later than you think.