As promised, here is the latest delivery from Roxanne at the Art Walk Sock Yarn club. It's from a painting by Leighton called "Flaming June". You can see the painting on the website.
I seriously love this yarn. It is superwash, bamboo and nylon. Soft and beautiful. I think it's my favorite one so far. Roxanne is amazing. She pulls colors out of the paintings and turns them into lucious yarns that beg to be knit up into gorgeous socks.
I am almost finished one sock of the Fools Rush pattern. It is so damn simple but I evidently cannot count to 5. Yep, the lace only involves 5 stitches and I managed to mess it up and had to rip it out several times. I have no idea what the problem was, but it seems to be fixed and I am getting ready to start the toe decreases. I want to make Peter Kevin another pair of socks. He wears the pair I made him during the Tour de France kal but only in the house. I want to make some socks he can wear to work but he tells me "they're special to me because you made them". What, they can't be special out of the house? I am glad he likes them, but it's kind of like having good china and never using it because "it's for special". Everyday should be special. Life is too short not to enjoy it. I use all my china and silver and "good" things. I can't see keeping them in boxes just to hand them down to someone else to keep them in boxes.
More and more people have thanked me for the positive email at work. I feel vindicated but will not do it again. What I will do is post the inspirations on my office door. I have done it before and no one said a word so I guess it's ok.
We are enjoying spectacular weather. It has been 60 degrees! In January! In the Northeast! I hear folks complaining and I must be getting old but I loved walking down the street without my jacket on. I know the cold is coming back and we have 2 and 1/2 months of winter left but I consider this a reprieve.
Smile, breathe and go slowly. Today's inspiration by Thich Nhat Hanh. Good advice.