Monday, March 01, 2010

FAIL :-(
I didn't quite manage to finish my KnitOlympics socks...the cuffs are done, and I got maybe a third of the way down the legs before the Olympic flame was extinguished last evening.  A weekend full of company (while wonderful) and the loss of pages one and two of the pattern (which is not such a good thing, when it's your own original pattern and the digital file for it is lost on your crashed hard drive) slowed me down just a bit. I had to go back to Barbara Walker for the pattern stitch, then figure out how I altered it to work in the round.  Then I ripped back my first attempt at figuring it out and tried again. Much better the second time!  So here is what I have finished. They're going to be lovely, and I know Ms. Nina will be very happy with them. I'm going to have to try to find another ball of the Red Heart sock yarn. I think I may run a little short of the cream color.

This is the hat I knitted for our friend John, for his visit here from Louisiana last weekend.  You will note that I still HAVE said hat...John didn't make it here.  He has a few cracked ribs and didn't feel up to making the trip.  He will tell you that he injured his ribs while rescuing a woman and her child from the crashed and flaming wreckage of her car.  Don't believe it.  The truth involves a fairly large quantity of Maker's Mark bourbon, a Mardi gras parade, and a wrecker that stopped moving in the parade just before John walked into it.  That's a lovely cashmere scarf under the hat. It would have been John's, too.  I'm just sayin'... = )

We had a nice weekend without him, but it would have been great if he could have joined us. Friends from Indiana were here to celebrate their 37th anniversary, as well as my sister and her husband to celebrate her birthday, and our son and daughter-in-law and grandsons, too.  The friends spent the night, as did Robby, and we had a wonderful time! 

We missed you, John.  Hope those ribs heal quickly and that you'll make it up here the next time.

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