These are some of the selections from her ArtWalk Yarn club. While I probably would buy the green (and the one on the right is shades of green) and maybe the purple/brown one on the left, I would probably not make the red, white and blue or the yellow and red and brown ones my own. But, because I admire her ability to look at a piece of artwork and pick out visually interesting bits, I buy the yarns sight unseen each month. I look forward to seeing how she'll interpret the art work and I'm never disappointed when I open the envelope. These will all get used eventually and what usually happens is that whatever I make with them turns out wonderfully.
In fact, Elanor has expressed admiration for the red/white/blue one and that will be her Feb socks. I've already got a pair otn for January that she likes.
Over Christmas I finished one of my mittens. I have small hands. Em told me once I had "peasant hands" (I think they were talking about hands in a genetics class in high school). My palms are square and my fingers are medium and chubby (in reality, they'd probably be called short and fat!). Kate has long, thin, elegant hands but not me (She had a good time as a kid holding her hands up against mine to show off how much longer her fingers are).
This mitten is a bit long on my hand. My fingers come up to where the decreases start so there's a good bit at the top. I'm about 4 inches into the second one and I'm trying to decide if I can make it shorter. I could probably start the decreases one repeat earlier but I don't know if I can work it out in the pattern without making a mess of it. Then I'd have to rip this one out and re do the top.
It'll take a bit to get there so I'll decide then. I'm working on it steadily again but I do have to finish El's socks as well. I don't want to get to November and owe her 11 pairs of socks!
Work has been tough this week. The psychiatrists tell me that the first few weeks of the new year are always hard on people. It must be true because folks who have been stable for along time are having problems and seeing an increase in symptoms.
Otherwise, things here are moving along. It's not nearly as cold as it should be and that's a bit odd but not altogether bad. Pk and I are looking forward to date night on Friday. We try to have date night every Friday but that doesn't happen all the time. Sometimes, the week has been difficult and we just need to come home and relax. All I know is that this Friday has to include burgers. He just drove by a burger place and was enticed by the smell emanating from the grill.
Burgers for date night. We are living so large.