Want to see some murderously angry children? On a morning when they are expecting a 2-hour school delay due to weather, wake them up at the regular time and tell them that they have no delay, but every other school district in the surrounding area is either delayed or closed. Mad as wet cats, I tell you. I don't know that they will ever get over it. Now the forecast is saying big snow on Friday, but I am keeping my mouth shut!
My socks for my niece turned into slog knitting, the kind of knitting you complete out of sheer inertia, but derive very little joy from. The best thing I can say about them is that they are DONE!
I need to put them away in a safe place, but not too safe. The cotton anklets I knit in November are still missing. I am really hoping that they turn up before my daughter's birthday in May.
My newest project is blissfully slog-free so far. I needed a quick project for my exchange student's birthday, but she has plenty of hats and scarves. Mittens? Fingerless gloves? Naaaah! More socks!!
Remember this yarn? I used it for my first pair of Monkey socks. There was a ton left over, so I have been wanting to use it for more socks.
I went on a pattern hunt through all of my books for something pretty but easy, and these socks caught my eye.
These are Nancy Bush's beautiful design from her book Folk Socks. Simple pattern knit on size 3's - perfect!
I dug out some Regia Silk sock yarn in navy blue to be the contrast yarn and made some minor pattern tweaks. Cuff #1 - almost done!!
I love it! This sock is flying along. I had forgotten just how quick a stockinette sock can go.
Unlike the original design, I am going to use a solid navy "afterthought" heel and I'm going to use the same stripe design on the foot as the cuff. My deadline is next Tuesday, but I should be okay. The Super Bowl alone is 4 hours of knitting time, right?
It is 9 degrees with subzero wind chills, so I better go and layer up for work. Do you think the patients would mind if I kept my mittens on? I'm thinking they would prefer that to my ice-cold hands. Those poor naked babies just hate me!