The internet service keeps cutting out today. Maybe it has something to do with the wind. I imagine it blows those electrons around pretty well when it wants to. So, I'll hold my breath and blaze on through.
Today is my last day of vacation. The weekend holds laundry and grocery shopping and other chores. Peter Kevin will take care of most of the chores because it's Mother's Day weekend and I am supposed to be taken care of. Today is cold and windy and raining. Yuch. I think I'll curl up here on the bed with some hot chocolate and finish El's entrelac sock. I am tired of doing all the little squares and just want them to be done.

I finished the Kaibashira socks in the Noro yarn. As I said, the yarn is unevenly spun and there are lots of slubs in there. Lots. It feels scratchy but will hopefully wash up softer. I have to say that I have come to love these socks. I never thought I would and that they would go into a box for gifting sometime in the future. But I love the pattern and the colors are great. I was amazed to see that they even match. For some cosmic reason, the color stripes match very closely. Totally unplanned. These are going in MY sock drawer! I gave the Sockotta socks away to Emily's friend who graduated college with a nursing degree. She loves them so I consider it a gift well given. I can always make another pair for me.



Do you have these things? They are seeds for the maple tree in the back yard. I call them 'helicopters' because when they fall off the tree they fly through the air like little helicopters. We had some wind this week and I stood outside in a shower of helicopters. I tried to capture it in a photo but they move too fast! That is our overgrown back yard. It had been raining and the grass is knee high in some places. Peter Kevin has plans to mow and till up the garden but once again, it is raining...


Kate and I have been spinning. See, here's some of our yarn moved onto the niddy noddy. It's Romney and spins up fuzzy. I am getting better at being more even but there are still very thin parts and parts that definitely qualify as BULKY. We figure we can make some felted coasters out of the first batch. Yesterday we went to the store and bought some more roving to play with. And Peter Kevin is giving me some more for Mother's Day. I'll have enough to keep me busy for a while except that the pesky job thing will get in the way on Monday.
I saw the doctor on Wednesday. Everything is healing well and I can go back to work on Monday. No lifting for a while but I can deal with that. And my poor old hide has a few new scars on it.
Em is here. She came down after her friend's ceremony and spent the night. We are now off to the diner for breakfast. Well, brunch as it is now almost noon. It's going to be awful getting up at 6 next week when I go back to work!
If you're a mother, Happy Mother's Day! I wish it weren't necessary to remind people to cherish each other with days set aside for it. I feel loved and cherished every day and I know that I am a lucky woman. Have a good weekend. No, Make it a great weekend.

Comments

amy said…
I hope you have a great weekend, too! We're having the same sort of weather. Hot cocoa sounds good.

I'm cherished every day, too. I'd say my husband was being extra solicitous this Mother's Day, considering, but he's ALWAYS extra solicitous. I'm a lucky woman. :)
Dianne said…
The socks look fabulous! I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

P.S. We've always called those maple tree things "whirlybirds".
Bells said…
your socks look fantastic! I know what you mean about the Noro - I've felt the sock and the silk garden and they are oddly scratchy. You'll have to report how they wash up.

Glad to hear you're on the mend. gosh it's all flown by so fast!
Bezzie said…
I woke up to the sound of those helicopter seeds--I thought it was raining harder than it was!

Beautiful socks!
Rose Red said…
I love your socks - the pattern and the colours are all superb!
Amy Lane said…
Awww... Happy Mother's day, darling! And I LOVE the Noro socks--I've been assured that they are coarse, but once they're rinsed and blocked, the scratchiness goes away:-) Sorry it's the last day of vacation for you--it wasn't really vacation, was it? But I'm sure you feel very rested!
MadMad said…
The socks are stunning! What a perfect use for a striped yarn - often the patterns get lost in the color changes, but these socks showcase both pattern and color beautifully! Great choice! I have always hated Noro, but I saw a pair of socks being worked up in that yarn (the person had the same complaints - slubby, thick/thin), and am STILL obsessed with getting the yarn and making some. As tricky as it is, it is just plain ol' beautiful. So I guess that makes it worth it.

Happy Mother's Day, Donna Lee - hope you're feeling 100 percent!
Sheepish Annie said…
The Noro worsted that I used for my Maine Morning Mitts actually did become softer over time. They are favorites now! I also like the slubs as they compress later and make for a nice, even fabric. Your socks are lovely!

Back when I was a kid, we called 'em helicopters, too. I still do, if the truth be told...
Roxie said…
The longer you are gentle with yourself, the better you will heal. Hooray everything came out OK (as it were) and take it easy on that first day back. Yay Donna Lee!

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