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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pink Frosting Socks

I once impulsively purchased a pair of pink loafers.  Sometimes impulsiveness seems to be my strong suit ...   Around here, loafers are not too useful except in winter, and how many pairs of pink winter slacks or other pink friendly winter clothes do I have?  Except for one pink wool blazer, I have nothing to wear with them.  Nada as in zilch.  If I wear black slacks, the shoes seem to glow conspicuously. 

I finally came up with the pairing solution that hit me when I saw Knit Picks' Stroll hand painted fingering yarn in colorway Frosting.  In addition to pink, the colors are off white and a light beige.  I also have a very nice pair of beige winter slacks.  Suddenly everything came together.  I can't wait for the cold weather to return. 

It was 107 degrees a couple of days ago, and was 101 today.  Of course, I can't wait for winter!  Meanwhile, Husker has completed radiation, and tomorrow we see the oncologist to discuss the chemo. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

I am running quite a bit late with this post, but there were computer problems.  'Nuff said.  Now we are right again with the world. 

Husker and I had the delightful experience of spending Memorial Day at the home of his older son/wife, along with his younger son/wife, and his two daughters.  Trust me when I say that we ate well. 

Mary's New Blue Feet

I delivered to friend, Mary, her completed blue socks, at church this morning.  This is the first time I have made a pair for someone other than myself, and I feel a great sense of relief that I really have learned what I think I have learned about knitting socks.  She is happy with them, and they fit very well.  Top it all off, it was variegated yarn and I managed to align the light and dark shades of blue.  Whew!  I had to frog the second sock after a few inches and start again in order to get the alignment of colors just right.  The pattern is my own Beginner's Lace Socks which Mary selected from among some samples that I showed her. 

And here is our model herself, wearing her new socks for the camera.     

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sisters Plus

Husker is blessed with wonderful children.  They are bright, well-balanced, and  always a delight to be around.  I love them all.  Older daughter, Andra, flew down from Omaha to spend the Memorial Day weekend in North Texas.  She came to dinner at our house, along with younger daughter, Jennie, who lives in Texas, too.  For dinner, we had Giada's Lemon Spaghetti with tlapia.  Delish! 

We also had a dinner at big bro Adam's house, but that is another post. 

Meanwhile, back to the needles -- I have been dragging my feet on finishing Mary's socks.  I like to have fittings on socks, and that means that I must take my work to church with me and have Mary try on the product at its then stage.  Today, I was down to the toes, and the fit was perfect.  So tonight, I finished the first sock and will be able to finish the other sock without further adieu.  I think Mary likes what she sees so far; I definitely do. 

I have GOT to make a light box!