Friday, November 14, 2008

Crap on Tap

That's what it's been like at casa de Dear for the past 5 days. Crap. On. Tap. I wound up staying home until Thursday, Maxime's stomach only started to settle yesterday. He's still only so-so, but I really had no choice anymore, I had to go in to put out a few fires, you know? I hadn't been to the office in a week!

Luckily, Phil is coming home tomorrow. His flight lands at 3:20 PM, so I'll be heading out at 3:25 on the nose :)

It was good to get out of the house for a day, and to get back to the gym. I'm really looking forward to getting weighed and measured in a few weeks! Never thought I'd say that before.

I'm a bit beat tonight, folks, so I'll keep this brief. I finished the first Fleece Artist Thrum sock!

And because I know you're all dying to see it, the sock inside out.

(I don't know about you, but every time I look at that shot, I'm overcome with an urge to sing What's Love Got to Do With It.)

As you can see, I trimmed the thrums a bit at the cuff, but I did them the "right" way on the toe. I'm pleased to report that a human foot does indeed fit in there. Yay!

Pleased as I am with the sock, I'm finding it hard to motivate myself to cast on the second one. After I completed the first sock on Wednesday night, I needed to have a fling, indulge with a flirty little nothing, anything to take the edge off a bit. And it just so happened that I was the victim is a genuine Random Act of Kindness by none other that Robyn, über-mom herself and purveryor of yarny goodness. She read on my blog that I hearted the Pacific Islands stole pattern, and she bought it for me! Isn't that sweet??? Thanks, hun!

I cast on with a beautiful colour of Dyed in the Wool Handmade Laceweight, and I'm absolutely loving it, to the point of distracting me from all my other wips.

And I need the distraction! I think I lost the first of my Miscellaneous-Man Socks, take 2 (not to mention the hand sewn bag my friend Chemmy made for me!). They were both in the bag I take everywhere with me, and now I can't find either of them anywhere. I have a sneaking suspicion they're in some metro wagon, huddled together underneath a crumpled newspaper, giving the empty coffee cup a wide berth. The sock can be replaced. The bag? Not so much. Knit, knit, knit.

While I was home, I decided to take some yarn pron pictures and try to finish uploading my stash to Ravelry. I'm happy to report that I'm almost finished (!!!!) uploading my sock yarn... (there may still be a few stray skeins in the closet). Dudes. That's a LOT of sock yarn. Gulp.

And now here we are, anoter week safely behind us. I'm going to curl up with a glass of wine, listen to my new CD which arrived in the mail today (no gold-lined box, but it's a wonderful album, I'm so glad I bought it!) and dream of the blue Pacific.

Happy Knitting Everyone! Be good to each other.


Knit and Purl Mama said...

I cannot wait to see your progress of that stole! I don't really think I'm a stole wearer myself - but it looks nice!

Love the inside out thrummed sock! I did that "shot" too when I finished my mittens - wearing them though! They looked like MONSTERS!! LOL Sean got a kick of them inside out!

Hope everyone is feeling better. Is Phil back yet? Is that today?? Or tomorrow?

There is a craft fair in DDO next weekend. WI Knits is meeting up for brunch then going. You interested in joining us?

Amelah said...

Yea "ubermom" LOL thats my sister! A 5 month old, a 23 month old, a shop to run & a million dead lines!!! She is crazy!!!

I just finihsed a sock in 5 days, and casted on something else before casting on sock #2 lol OOPS!

Sereknitty said...

Oooo, I'm lusting after that shawl pattern :) Your socks look tres cosy!