|Very sleepy boy!|
I am all packed, with the exception of my in-flight knitting and my laptop. Early tomorrow morning we will head for the airport. I will fly from Detroit to Dallas, with a short layover there, then non-stop to Frankfort, Germany!
My first weekend, we will visit Paris. I've been warned that I should get as much sleep as I can on the plane, as we have a very busy first four days planned. : )
I have to say here once again how very lucky and how very grateful I am to have such a kind and loving and generous friend...Michelle, I can never, ever repay you for this wonderful trip!
There has been a flurry of knitting. I've completed two pair of socks for myself, and a pair of hats, one for me and one for Michelle.
|Blathnat (blaw-nit) socks for me...It means 'little flower|
|Ogiku hats top|
These hats were knit from the "Ogiku" pattern at Knitty. Instead of using multiple yarns in many colors, I used Kroy Socks FX, which is a long-striping yarn. The colors change slowly, giving the look of traditional stranded colorwork without all the loose ends to work in. "Ogiku" means chrysanthemum, and the top of the hat is supposed to look like a giant mum in bloom, with budding blooms on the sides.
|Ogiku hats, bottom|
|Pretty striped Opal socks|
Plain vanilla socks, no pattern except the one in my head. 6x3 ribbing, eye-of-partridge heel flap, and Dutch heel.
The next time I blog will probably be from across the big pond.