I made it through the day and 1-did not volunteer for anything, 2- did not have to have a supervisory event of any kind. Three of those in one week is a bit much for the stress levels. I feel a little battered and bloody, but as my daughter says "not broken".







This is my Feb brown bag sock yarn becoming a Waving Laces sock. I love this pattern. It's easy enough to memorize but not boring. I didn't realize the yarn was going to stripe and I'm not sure I would have chosen this pattern for a striped yarn. I don't think it looks too bad though. I love the color and the absolute softness of the yarn.



I had to rip most of the almost finished sock for my Sock Roulette. I looked at it carefully and found flaws that I would probably have left alone if it were for me but since I'm sending it off, it had to be ripped. There are large patches of stockinette stitch and it is easy to make that look less than neat. For me, that's the real test of someone's skill. Not being able to turn out fancy schmancy stitches but to do neat, flawless stockinette.






Remember this? This is the Sunshine of Your Love Morning Surf scarf. Well, when I finished it I wasn't sure what to do with it so when someone in the comments said how much she loved the colors, I made a decision. Amy Lane got a surprise in the mail this week. I was afraid at first that she was just being nice and that she would be less-than-pleased to be gifted with something so,um, so bright. But, she emailed me to let me know that she did indeed like the colors so all is well. I enjoyed making the scarf and it is in a good home where it will be admired.






We are having the strangest weather. It was 68 degrees (20 C) yesterday and I walked to the train after work carrying my coat. This morning it was 58 degrees and windy. Now at 5 pm (when it is still light out!!!) it is down to 40 (4.4C) and very windy. And we're getting snow over the weekend. My body is confused. And in 2 weeks, we'll have daylight savings time. Then I'll be really confused.



The only thing to do is to go out for Chinese. And knit, of course.

Comments

Jeanne said…
Great socks - I really like the yarn and pattern combo. The scarf is gorgeous!

And I know - this weather is crazy!
Rose Red said…
I like the socks in that yarn. And lucky Amy Lane!

I'm with you on the weather - last Saturday we had max temperatures near us (not where I live thankfully) of over 40C (107F) and now our max temperature is 20C (68F). I'm wearing knitted socks and all!
Bells said…
oh how kind that you gave it to Amy Lane. I saw that. You are nice. She sounded indeed like she truly loved it.

We are having bizarre weather too. Heatwaves and firestorms a week ago - and in Canberra today we were all wearing cardigans and coats and I've worn woollen socks two days in a row. Strange.

Love the WL socks. I think the striping is quite delicate!
Galad said…
I really like the Waving Lace pattern. I may have to try that next.

Have a good weekend.
teabird said…
The waving laces is a good choice for the yarn - it's like a mysterious forest floor... with mushrooms...

The scarf is beautiful - who wouldn't love it? Lucky Amy!
Amy Lane said…
I LOVE the scarf-- I took it to school and showed it off to my students and told them the spinning story and let them fondle it--they were all SOOOOOOOOO impressed!
Sheepish Annie said…
After a "highly supervised" week, it is always good to get Chinese. Always. It should be a law, really...

Lovely scarf! I'd say it was a hit with the recipient, too!
Alwen said…
Our weather is at the down point of the "Boing!". 60 F we had, a couple of days ago, and this morning woke up to 2 inches of new snow.
Roxie said…
One of the effects of global warming is more erratic and extreme weather conditions world-wide. Wool socks are coming into their own again. And those waving laces are neat. I wouoldn't have planned on striping yarn for that pattern, but I like the effect. Serendipity.
Roxie said…
One of the effects of global warming is more erratic and extreme weather conditions world-wide. Wool socks are coming into their own again. And those waving laces are neat. I wouoldn't have planned on striping yarn for that pattern, but I like the effect. Serendipity.

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