I finished Jody’s Socks this afternoon while the five of us sat on the terrace discussing what to do for summer vacation.
The starting point was interesting – I like cruises, DH was talking about Salzburg, Vienna and Prague (said idea promptly shot down by all three teens as not wanting to do another anything in German, etc speaking Europe). One teen was negative on everything, another was voting for a nice ride around the Bodensee on bikes, the youngest was doing a “no France, please no France.” There were three negative votes about the Mediteranean. Two of us thought going down the Nile would be really cool, a couple more said fine, but not in August (gee, wonder why it is not high season. Temps well about 45°C perhaps?). One still voting no on anything to do with ships.
e started discussing father a field. India and Pakistan are not on any list, but the kids thought perhaps Thailand. Then China came up. None of us have been there – a real surprise considering the weird places both DH and I have been over the years. After they were done with the Avian Flu and SARS jokes, it is on the table. There might even be a tour at the right time (and it includes a river trip.)
Meanwhile – the sock. Knit over 60 stitches on 2,5mm needles out of Zen Yarn Garden (Zen Garden Yarn?) in colorway Norwegian Shores. The colors are subtle and complement the lace bow type pattern going up the sock front. The short row toe up construction has a turned heel with gusset, a strip of faggoting running up the back and a rolled top. Once I got the pattern down (second sock to be honest) it really zipped along. I’ll get a close up so that you can really see the lace and one of the back tomorrow.
The last cassette from Vengence in Death has just finished whirring. I looked over at the audio book basket, trying to decide what is next. Perhaps another Inspector Poirot? PJ Tracey? JD Robb?
It is just like sock yarn and patterns – so many choices to fill up the time.