Thursday, March 23, 2006

Chausettes sont fini!

Bob's finished socks

Here they are -- only the second pair of socks I've knit (and the first ones were a long time ago!). They are knit in Knit Picks Sock Garden in Zinnia on Size 2 needles. I used a very good toe up sock pattern from Lucy of Mind's Eye Yarns.

DH husband likes them a lot and wore them to bed the other night. I think he's worried he'll chew them up if he uses them as work socks and I agree that they're a bit too delicate for workboots.

I'm currently working on a little baby hat for a coworker. I go home at night from work and after getting the kids to bed, can't wait to look at pattern books, visit my stash or come up with fancy ideas for projects. Yet for some reason, I can only sit and knit for a short time. Always searching, I guess.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Slowly, slowly, said the sloth...

The socks are coming along and just about done! I will have pics up soon.

I joined Super Eggplant's Candyswap which seems like a good way to distract oneself from dieting and eating right.

Attended the Bat Mitzvah of DH's niece in Philadelphia last weekend...mazel tov, Emily!

Hoping to make a little baby hat for coworker's baby shower in 2 weeks, once the sox are done.

After reading some lovely poems on various blogs, I found myself feeling all sentimental for my Dad, a great lover of poetry and reciter of it. I was rereading Gray's Elegy in a Country Churchyard. My father knew it by heart and would happily recite it at anytime with a twinkle in his eye. My brother read it at the end of his eulogy of my dad. Here's a snippet (the rest is at this link )

The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd winds slowly o'er the lea,
The ploughman homeward plods his weary way,
And leaves the world to darkness and to me.

How I miss my Dad.