Today ends the second three day weekend we've had lately. This week is going to seem soooo long. And I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday. Happy times.

I finished Elanor's Go with the Flow socks and they are great. Despite my best efforts, they striped a little at the end. El doesn't care. She loves them. I really like the pattern. It moves quickly and is easily memorized. It's in IK's 26 Favorite Socks.


Kate and I went to a yarn store in Mt. Holly yesterday. I was looking for some brown sock yarn for PK's socks. He wants some plain brown socks. We drove to Woolbearers and were really pleased with the service and the selection. It's a small store (they all are small around here) but they sell supplies for knitters, spinners and weavers. The staff is knowledgeable and really nice. I got some of this for PK's socks. It's really more brown than the photo shows . It's a little heavier than fingering weight and should make some nice socks for my honey's feet. I am using the Spey Valley pattern from Knitting on the Road. I wanted something other than a plain ribbed sock and PK is picky about not having anything "too girly". I think this one is manly enough for him. My hands are feeling better so hopefully I'll be able to pick up the shawl again this week.
I made the angel food cake today and filled it with raspberry filling and iced it with whipped cream. It was delicious. Kate and I are going to make some bread pudding later in the week and use up the egg yolks. I love bread pudding. My mother hated to cook but that was one thing she made really well. PK says thanks for all the birthday wishes and he is still not really 50 despite what his birth certificate says. There's that river in Egypt again.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. Our snow is quickly melting away and since we are due for a lot of rain on Tuesday, I imagine it will all fade away. Now I am off to fold some clothes and watch a movie and start the new socks for my dearest. Oh, and go to bed. I've got to go to work tomorrow.

Comments

Olivia said…
that brown sock wool is lovely - I love semisolids. And the go with the flow socks turned out great!

Take good care of those knitting hands.
Michele said…
love your new yarn
Dianne said…
I think all weekends should be three day weekends!
amy said…
Nice pattern choice, the Spey Valley! I went to look it up. I love the patterns in that book.
Rose Red said…
Spey Valley is a great pattern - I made them for my husband too!
Georgie said…
I love bread pudding too (my family calls it "bread-and-butter pudding" because we butter the bread) - one of my favourite comfort desserts. Yum.

Love that new sock yarn - beautiful and rich. Im sure PK will love it.

Glad to hear your ahnds are feeling abit better too ;-)
Amy Lane said…
I'm w/dianne-all weekends should be 3 day...

And that is some stunning sock yarn for a man...it's hard to find it sometimes!

(I love the Spey Valley pattern...you have such good taste!)
Bezzie said…
Yeah our snow is nearly gone. But it was nice to drive around and see white instead of brown for a bit.

Hee hee, the brown of PK's socks to be is kind of a NJ Winter Brown ;-)
Sheepish Annie said…
ohhhhhh!! Love the socks and love the new yarn! I also love three day weekends...and think we need more of them.

I do not love the dentist. Not one little bit.
Bells said…
Go with Flows are so great, aren't they! I love that pattern and yours look lovely.


Love that brown yarn, too.
Em said…
The yarn looks great, I'm soooo jealous you guys have local yarn shops. Both of the ones near me are closed for the time being, at least. Ah, well.

I wish I hadn't felt so poorly on Daddy's birthday, I would've loved to have been there, I missed all you guys so much. It'll be good to be home on Saturday to hang out, though.

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