It was back to work today and very little time for knitting or anything else. I managed to find and return all but two books to the library, which means I am completely out of borrowed audio books for the moment. I dipped into the “purchased for emergencies” stash to have something other than noise on the car’s CD Player.
I even tried to be the good mom, and stopped for groceries on the way home. This may be the only time all year when I don’t get flak from the teens on unloading the car. After all, how else are they going to get at all the wheat products that they have been missing? Tortillas, pretzels, noodles, breaded chicken wings, and ramen: my crew has pretty eclectic tastes. Since I made the stop an hour away from home at Vogelweh, I skipped all the frozen goods in favor of a short trip tomorrow to PHV on my way home.
From the stash
The yarn as I mentioned yesterday is Tiger, Opal yarn from Wolfgang which I bought directly from the factory in late 1999 as it turns out. This is prior to Opal coming to the US via Mary Lou at PT Yarn .
Which reminds me, if you need the sideways sock (especially for long repeat patterns) Mary Lou has it posted here.
But anyway – the first sock is now complete and the second is 15 cm down the leg. I thought they would be for one of the guys. They both looked at me like I was insane and muttered something about not looking masculine enough. Sheesh. So the next on the list was the 18 year old. She is the one who wears army boots with her skirts. Other than the fact that the first foot is too long, she thinks they are cool. Now, I am knitting these top down. Shorten the toe by a couple of cms? No problem, the work of 15 minutes. As apposed to frogging them completely for fewer stitches around if I want to keep them for myself.
Lastly, since my knitting this year seems to be unlimited sock KALs of one kind or another interspersed with some bigger projects, I decided that I really needed a spreadsheet to keep track of all my committments. So far I have four fairly simple pages to the workbook: one for patterns that I have (including where they are), one for the stash (important things like year, source, fiber and amount), one for the commitments and the last for the completed socks. But I am not going to run totals on the supplies page, that would be TMI. I will post it for download as soon as it is completed if anyone is interested.