Annelie is right, it is good to be back home even as it is very hot again in NYC, and work has problems of all sorts.
Had a very tough week at work, many hours + the jet leg all week. Not much sleep, and as a result I wanted to have nothing to do with chores this weekend and I managed to avoid my pile of paperwork, although I did arrange it neatly on my computer desk, all ready to be sorted out. Soon, pile-o’-papers, soon! Tomorrow-another tough workweek. Why am I kvetching?
I guess cause they say a pain shared is a pain cut in half and a joy shared is a joy doubled, so I’ll share the pain/burden, and the joy.
I joyfully finished my Meilenweit cotton multiringel socks. I do like the toe. But not the heel. I am glad I did it though, now I know. Speaking of heels and toes- here is a fantastic list and links to many different toes/ heels/ cast-ons/ cast-offs.
What? Oh the lavender Crocs? Yes, well, I forgot to mention that I got another pair for home…….. they do show off socks well, don’t they?
So I finished my Meilenweit, and I am hard at work on my Austermann Step. I really enjoy knitting with the Austermann, but for the summer, I like the wool/cotton combo- so I wanted to get some Rowan wool/Cotton in Paris, but it was hugely expensive. When I got home, last Sunday I got some Rowan Wool Cotton DK, Rich (911) from Angel Yarns. it arrived on Thursday! Can you believe it? Anyway, just in time, because I found this little sweater I want to make: Hopeful. I “heard” about it for the first time on Nina’s blog . I really like it, and if it will look as good as hers, I may make one in the bright green, or is it chartreuse? What more, the money you pay for the pattern all goes to charity!
My color is called Rich but it is all raspberry to me. Don’t you agree? It is a pleasure to knit, fun and quick, mindless (some shaping).
And on the socks front- I got motivated by Dave’s circle of socks- and here is my circle of socks… not bad if you consider that in January 06 I only had a pair and a half... I got a way to go, I know, (have you seen the Sock Bug’s circle?!?) but I am on the case!Finally I leave you with this lovely quote from Sigrid (garngamen) who says about buying yarn without a project in mind:
"I'm so in love with them, so yummy. Very inspirational to make something, but here is where I need help. It is one Kilo. Enough to make some length. Cabels? Open front? Hood? Hmm... This yarn needs to MATURE!”