Remember to Remember

Anne has about the perfect post on Memorial Day, so I’m just going to link to her for the facts and a great photo, and then mention my own thoughts on the day.  I could try to list all the people in my life who have protected our freedoms, but I’d surely forget some.  My father was a Marine.  My father inlaw did a tour with the Navy.  Pop and three uncles did their tours with the Army.  I could go on and on, but again, the last thing I want to do is fail to remember anyone, so thank you to all who served or are serving still, and to their loved ones, whose sacrifice was none the less.

While we’re talking about Anners, scoot over and give her a suggestion on what to do with sock yarn, other than knit socks with it.  She’s having a contest, and the prizes are incredible!

Saturday had a bit of mail goodness too.  Natalie (Gnat) allowed me to help her with a Pampered Chef  need, and along with her payment came the cutest wee sock!  You can also glimpse the sweet pups on the notecard in the background.  I love the colors in this yarn, and will have to ask Natalie what brand/colorway it is.  (Shut up.  Sock yarn doesn’t count as stash; therefore, I have almost no stash at all.) 

Wee socks are a lot of fun to knit.  I love the sock blocker keychain, and will have to start using mine one of these days.  I’m thinking they’re also a great way to test out a sock yarn and see if I’ll like it.  Thanks a bunch, Natalie!

I’ve also made a lot of headway on the mystery lace, but until I finish clue #2 later today, I’m not taking another photo.  I’m not sure how I’m going to like wearing the rather funky progression of pattern changes that seems to make up this mystery pattern.  You see, I’m pretty conservative and traditional in my attire, and I like things to match.  The idea of this running swatch stole is going to have to grow on me.  Otherwise, I’ll wear it to our Christmas luncheon, and someone will then receive it as a gift, with the bonus of having it smell more like my perfume than whatever Soak I use.  (Is that REALLY tacky?!  I wouldn’t wear it, aside from the whole “we’ll all wear our shawls to the luncheon” element of the guild’s KAL…)  And who knows…  I might fall in love with it when all is said and done.  Maybe.

My other knitting mission for this long weekend is Stardust.  I managed to finish the left front panel yesterday, and have started the right. 

There are all the parts, to date.  As soon as I post this, I’ll do another repeat or so on the lace, and hopefully, the Knight will awake and we’ll go run errands.  Then, the rest of the evening, I’ll finish clue #2 and hopefully make more headway on the right side of this sweater.  I still have the right side, both sleeves, and that 2×2 rib cuff will have to find its way around the back of the sweater too.  Then, some seams, and I hope we’ll have another FO by the end of this week.  The Knight has taken a rather curious interest in this one, and seems concerned whenever I knit on anything else.  He does seem to feel I should only have one work in progress, but I thought we’d worked through that last summer with baby blankies that don’t travel well and socks that do.  I suppose I should just be happy that he’s aware that I knit, and even mildly interested in what I knit. 

How ’bout that.  He is up and moving. 

Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.




10 comments on “Remember to Remember

  1. crimsonpurl says:

    LOL @ Glad that he is even aware that you knit!
    I know that’s right! Haha!

    I so wish I could be monogamous in my knitting. Would relieve a lot of stress!

    Great progress on Star. Gurl you have a jacuzzi? ;op

  2. MrPuffy says:

    That top is so very cute!

  3. AlisonH says:

    My brand new daughter-in-law’s late grandpa and my uncle served in the Army together and stayed old friends for life.

  4. Amanda says:

    Very nice job on your knitting – can’t wait to see the FO!

  5. nymphchild says:

    Happy Memorial Day. I surely could need a day off myself. But alas, the next national holiday is coming up in October. Hence, I will need to wait a bit longer and search for the time to sleep with a looking glass. ~Aviva

  6. Gaylen says:

    I don’t have a huge family history of military service, but my first husband was AirForce (home safe) and I have plenty of friends who are active duty. Keep our friend J from the New York vacation in your thoughts as he’s over there now! g

  7. Darcy Watts says:

    My hubby is airforce and he is on a tdy left this morning.We have been lucky so far as he hasnt been sent to Iraq but I know it will happen as everyone has to go. the girls are 2 & 3 yrs old now so it would be easier now to care for them by myself for a year my dad was 20 years army so we moved alot when I was growing up.I have the sock blocker keychain but havent figured out how to do a heel on my sock

  8. anniebananie says:

    I am an Army brat. My father is a Ret. LTC. He served one tour in Vietnam. My maternal grandfather was in the Navy during WWII, stationed in Charleston, SC. He was the Admiral’s baker. Both my sister and late BIL served in the Army after college, so our military roots run deep.

    On another note, you were very busy this weekend! Everything is coming along lovely. I was making up and stuffing bears and a shark all weekend long…

  9. Bubblesknits says:

    Happy Memorial Day (a day late) to you, too! 🙂

    Stardust is looking great! What are those long pieces on the sides?

  10. fireflynights says:

    Stardust is pretty and a little different from the rest of what you’ve done. Look forward to the FO.

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