(That’s what I get for putting off til the next day what I could have done the previous night! A late blog post!)
So I missed Wednesday, because because because….
The PO has redeemed itself by delivering all packages I mailed of late. Which is really a good deal, even with the additional 34 cents. I really wouldn’t want to drive the parcels to where they were going for the amount of money it takes to send them. Really!
My friend was very pleased with the Big Foot (rav link) shawl and believed it to be a very intricate and difficult knit. I was gracious but had to be honest, that while it was lace, it was not difficult lace. To muggles, though…even simple lace looks shiny!
DSis says the slippers fit like a dream and she is very pleased with her handknit socks. Very gratifying. She understands! I have also been practicing on new sock techniques (short row heels and toes), using the leftovers from the yarn I used from her socks to knit up sockies for the grandbebe girls.
Using up tail ends!
Practicing new techniques on quick, yet functional, knits!
And! DSis and Grandbebe Girl et Two will be all matchey matchey.
Or at least their feet will. So much good! Can it get any better? (Lynne - the handpainted sock yarn is Toez Toes, and I bought it in Wamego, KS, from a place called Settler's Farm, now The Wicked Stitch. Interestingly, I found it is the same person who does the Whirled Yarn, which is the artsy yarn I won in your blog contest!)
Wisest Sister has received her handspun yarn. 3 skeins of 3 ply cranberry flavored merino...hand spun. I asked her to let me know how it knits up. Then I thought, if it were me? I might not be knitting on that for some time. I need to give her the space to look upon it admiringly... for a couple of years, I think.
My former co-workers/knitter people have continued to meet around my kitchen table on occasion. And we have taken the opportunity to knit the same sweater. Or each our own version of the same sweater pattern, actually! A knit-along or KAL in knitterly lingo. The ubiquitous February Lady Sweater is the deal. We gathered a few nights ago, with colors of purple, maroon, grey green, and palest blue. There were all different blends and weights of yarn as well. One of us had the sweater already almost half knit! (Not me!) Said she was convinced she would be behind! Another frogged after a couple of rows, disappointed with her increases. I had to reread the instructions, and try to figure out what I had done a month ago, then realized my pages were out of order.
There was laughing and it really was a good time.