Thursday, July 9, 2009

SS09 Countdown

I am in serious countdown mode to Sock Summit. The group on Ravelry dedicated to this glorious event is quite active, as you can imagine. The thread about the Sock Museum inspired me to finally attempt The Mermaid Sock and my version is humming along nicely. In the process, I have learned a new heel and how to graft stitches more efficiently. GrammaK (on Ravelry) is submitting a Mermaid Sock to the Sock Museum project and she faved mine. What an honor!

As I mentioned in the previous post, we celebrated an anniversary. That evening we picked our daughter up at the airport and she surprised us with a container of live (thank goodness) lobsters. We enjoyed them for lunch yesterday. Yes, they were quite tasty.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy Anniversary

to us! Today is our 36th Wedding Anniversary we are celebrating with wonderful left over chicken, salad and white wine. I also was gifted a beautiful necklace of labradorite from the Gold Bug

Saturday, July 4, 2009

A Special 4th!

My DH has decided to take today off to celebrate the 4th. This afternoon he is watching the History Channel special on the Revolutionary War and I am attempting a Mermaid Sock. He has a kit rifle of the period in progress, too!
Over the past three years I have been able to take classes from Lucy Neatby at Stitches West. Her teaching style is to be admired and the patterns are interesting. Her Mermaid Socks have called to me and (until now) I have resisted. Then I saw the perfect colorway sitting on the shelf at Skein the other day...another project underway. Our daughter left for Boston last night on Virgin America with a whopping 10 pieces of luggage. It turned out to be an efficient and inexpensive way to move certain items. Who would have guessed that? She plans to see the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular this evening in person. We will watch it on TV.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Summer has officially arrived in SoCal. Tomato plants are full of fruit and the temperature is rising. Our first 4th of July fireworks will be observed at the Altadena CC Thursday (the 2nd). We will park the big blue truck on the southern border of the golf course to enjoy the display. It is always a treat! We may even purchase tickets and attend the Rose Bowl extravaganza!

I hope to have some exciting knitting news about my Central Park Hoodie in progress in the next few days. Exciting for me, that is. My current dilemma is which pair of socks to cast on. Should it be the Orion Socks (the official sock pattern for Sock Summit) or Lucy Neatby's Mermaid Socks from her book Cool Socks Warm Feet? Suggestions/advice will be cheerfully entertained.