Knitting?

Yes, I have been, thanks. I just haven’t been talking about it. Last week was the week from hell – the last week of school. Plus, my sister-in-law (the normal one from Colorado) was in town visiting. What that added up to was something going every night, followed by 2 hours of chit-chat.

Sister-in-law just returned from a trip to Italy. Did you know that limonata is lemon soda? I do, after she told me 15 times in an hour. After the first 2 hour chat I looked at Hub and started bitching. He put his hand up and said, “Would you rather spend time with the normal one or the crazy one?” I couldn’t argue, so I put up with it. She only comes once a year, so I guess I can be nice for a week (although it was a stretch).

Here’s what I worked on:

That’s my new orange sock from Skacel Trekking XXL. It’s 75% wool and 25% nylon (I think). This was the sock yarn I bought in DC from Knit Happens. I’m working it on US 2s and it’s been a little splitty with my Inox needles. They will be a welcome addition to my knit sock drawer when they’re done. I’m at the gusset decrease on the second sock.

My next project is…socks. Little Big Man decided to leave the charter school he’s been at for the last 5 years (stealing from me the pleasure of sobbing at the 8th grade graduation next year). Anyway, I’ve been in denial for the last couple of months, thinking that he would change his mind at the last minute. This left me with nothing to give his primary teacher at the end of the year. LBM picked some nice yarn from my Mountain Colors Bearfoot stash for the gifting socks. The teacher is leaving in 3 weeks to work in the slums of Bankok for 6 weeks. Will he want to take wool socks to Thailand? I don’t know, but I plan on having them to him so he can make the choice. There’s nothing like crunch knitting to get me going.

One more thing…Reagan – enough. He sucked when he was president and now he’s dead. Bury him already.

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