Those are his feet perched on the messy computer desk. The socks came out great. He wore them to work yesterday and reminded me not to put them in the washer today when I do the laundry. Like I'd forget. They used much less yarn than I expected. It is thick and warm and he probably won't wear them much this year although he doesn't wear thin dress socks. He likes thick ones. It was an easy pattern and I would use it again.
I am now working to finish the MacGreggor socks for Em and the Go with the flow socks for me. Kate and I were in the local craft store and we noticed that they are now stocking Lion Brand Fisherman's wool in two colors. I wanted to make PK a cabled sweater and the soft brown that they carry is perfect. Now I have to find a pattern that is not too fussy. I'd like it to be a Christmas gift but that would be hard since he is always around while I'm knitting. Maybe it could become my train knitting. Kate and I would like to make lace shawls for my aunts for Christmas. I guess I need to get started or these things will never happen.
We are getting a reprieve in the clouds for the moment. The sun is out and I can see the red buds on the maple out my bedroom window. Soon that tree will be covered in helicopters and so will every surface around. Nature is remarkably creative in her endless desire to propagate a species. Peter Kevin is outside getting ready to rake the dead leaves and turn over garden soil. I can taste the tomatoes already!