Saturday, May 16, 2015

Boom Clap

No, not the song, the weather on this Saturday morning.  Thunder and rain, glorious rain!  “Wait,” you say, “isn’t this the same chick who moans and complains about the rain when it comes?”  Why yes, you are correct, that is my usual response to rain, but it hasn’t rained here in South Mississippi for weeks and we sorely need it.  Plus, the rain today means I won’t have to haul water out to my recently planted trees.  So give me a moment while I do a little happy dance…

Today is the day for my daughter-in-law’s baby shower up north, so I’ll have pictures of finished baby items in my next post, but I did finish a couple of other things in the last week.

My generic toe-up socks are done. They are, as someone once said, fraternal twins rather than identical, but I’m good with that.  Yarn used was Patons Kroy Socks. I feel like I’ve mastered toe-up sock knitting, although I will at some point experiment with different heels.  So far, I’ve used only a short row heel and that’s fine, but I have always liked the heel flap on my cuff down socks - just seems so much sturdier.  And now that I’ve learned to knit toe-up socks, maybe someday I’ll get back to that sock design that’s half charted and laying on a corner of my desk.

I also completed the little dress for a coworker’s baby.  The picture is lousy because I shot it quick at work with my phone since I forgot to take one at home.  The pattern is Emma Tunic by Jennifer Alexander and I used Knit Picks Comfy Worsted.  The baby's name is Emma, so I couldn't resist.  I didn’t embellish it as much as I’d have liked, but I just didn’t come up with the right idea for it.  Turns out, the wee girl will be swimming in it for a good while.  Usually I knit things too small - this time too big.  C’est la vie.

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and my darling daughter got me a beautiful orchid.  Since one of the doctors I work for got us all orchids as a gift over a year ago, I’ve become quite fond of them.  I love the color of this one and hope it does as well as my first (read, hope I don’t kill it).

Happy Saturday, y’all!


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