whoa. i’ve been a whirling dervish the last few days, which is why i’ve been AWOL (sorry!).
thursday, friday, and saturday i just put my head down and worked like dog from dawn to late night. not much knitting to show for it, but i got tons of computer work done; everything i wanted to get out before i left home was accomplished.
the test knitters are all settled in now with their snow shawl patterns and so far, so good i think (very little news from them and i consider no news to be good news in these matters).
and i met my deadline for the proposal which is a huge relief.
then i jumped in the car sunday morning and headed for albany with the laptop here, a pile of knitting, and some good books on my iPod (i’m listening to the pillars of the earth by ken follett).
i’m not a huge fan of the kind of thrillers that make up the major body of his work, but my friend debby recommended this one and so far i love it. it’s good and long (32 CDs), and there’s a sequel. so there’s plenty of reading to hunker down with there.
check it out: i even knit in the car for a bit on the way here. traffic was stopped dead for a while somewhere around buffalo due to an accident (which was horrible; i’ll spare you the details), so i took out my tesserae sock and knit a couple of repeats—about two inches worth.
i’d love to show you the pictures i took, but i realized halfway here that though i dutifully packed my camera and even thought to take some photos on the road, i forgot the cord that connects it to the computer. duh.
never fear; i do have pictures today. my mom has a camera that i’ve
absconded relegated solely for my own use “borrowed” and can use while i’m here.
see how nicely we are settling in?
we watched the oscars last night (i think that is the first time i’ve ever watched the oscars, actually—weren’t the dresses lovely?), and i got another chart completed. just one more to go, then i start the edging.
you can really see the forest emerging in the fabric now, and i’m excited (i know. when am i NOT excited about knitting?)
though i didn’t do a whole lot of knitting at home at the end of the week, i did manage to finish one pavé sock before i left home, and make progress on two other socks which i’ll show you tomorrow.
i am totally in love.
this is the sock for me, alright. i like it so much that i would walk around with the just one on, but it’s a little chilly for that.
(and for those that have asked, chris says yes, she will be dyeing up a bunch of this colorway).
elsewhere is sock news, rachel, who agreed to test knit another new sock completed hers in record time and even mailed them to me so i could take photos.
isn’t she amazing? they look great. again we used briar rose grandma’s blessing, this way in a flame-red combination.
both these patterns are ready to roll and i will post them in the store tonight (i would do it now, but my mom wants to go out.)
ok then, i better get cleaned up and ready; i’ll be back.