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.