Knitting a pair of socks has become a way of escaping. Socks are the best procrastination knitting, a good diversion, a way to feel productive while avoiding every other knit (and responsibility), as well as a way to have a damn good time. There are so many socks on my 'to knit list' so, it is easy to have a sock on the needles at all times. The only sock on my needles right now, however, is the Slip Stitch Sock in Sleeping Dragon yarn. The pattern and yarn make a very nice, easy knit.
The first sock for Cassie's soon to be published pattern is finished but, the second has yet to be cast on. There are so many other things to be done before the end of May and going forward will divert me from the process of production. Cassie's sock did turn out beautifully and she should have it ready for you this week. I'll cast on the second sock in a day or two.
This is part of the DailyOm Horoscope that showed up in my email yesterday. It is timely as usual!
... Approaching everything you do today with an attitude of moderation could empower you take pleasure in life’s multifaceted extravagances without needing to overindulge your appetites.
When you enjoy all that you love in moderation, you can lead a varied and stimulating life that is both satisfying and conducive to your well-being. Feelings of deprivation can make us lose control and overindulge our appetites until what was once fulfilling to us becomes detrimental for us. Moderation represents a means of achieving balance in all aspects of our lives. In living moderately, you shun extremes. This allows you to derive the maximum pleasure from what you choose to engage in because you are doing so in healthy and enjoyable ways rather than from compulsion. You’ll get the most out of the choices you make and instinctively know when you’ve had enough. Enjoying everything in moderation today will help you mindfully satisfy your desire for indulgences.
There is so much by way of distraction, desire and rampant enabling going on. Susan created a color way that was just so breathtaking and she said it was her best dye job to date. It was very nice of her to give me first right of refusal, because her discription just did not do it justice. It is even more beautiful person that can be shown in any photo (unless you're Cara). Truly I'm not sure when I fell so hard for pinky colored yarns...sigh. The linocut of knitting was carved by Katherine and she gave Susan and I each one last night. She is also going to print it on T-shirts for the Ewe-tah grrls to wear at Estes.
Marie had another group of her beautifully dyed yarns up for sale and I fell for Lombard Melon. You'll have to wait to hear the story about this color way. On top of that, the STR Club yarn arrived and the colorway is fabulous. The pattern is
interesting, but not something I would knit, and since I didn't expect
to like all the patterns, that's just fine. Someday (soon) the other May Colors would like to reside in my stash.
Trek makes small bags that are perfect for 'Trekking' with your Trekking XXL and I traded her for one last week. Now, how can you miss that trifecta opportunity? This little bag is going to be very handy. (Speaking of Trekking, I really must get ready for the upcoming debut on June 1st. We will also close the KAL on that day as there are already nearly 200 signed up.)
Wait! There is even more, as Scout, generously created the colorway Zen, to match my blog and she is sending me a skein. It is one of the most beautiful colorways I have ever seen and I can't wait for it to arrive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Scout!
It may be that I can't afford to blog any longer. So many bloggers are dyeing yarn for sale and it is all wonderful! Everyone has a unique way of playing with color and this creates a big desire in me. I will no longer click on any Etsy shops. Must save for Estes and knit the yarn already astashed. However, just a thought...can there be moderation with socks and/or sock yarn and just what IS moderation?
Several of you asked about the toes on Eleanora. Even though I needed to follow the chart carefully, the toes were fun to do and I DID finished with the Kitchener stitch (only a few stitches). But, next time I might decrease down to 6 stitches and run the yarn through. Don't let grafting the toe cause you to pause, as either way would work fine.
Jane recieved the PS postcard I sent her last week!
Moxie is feeling much better and thanks you for all the good wishes. He has taken walks in the T-shirt
and almost likes it. He was also very happy to hear Smith say that he would find a baby 'Harley' T so Moxie can be tough again. Don't you wish you had the healing powers of a dog? After 4 days he has running around, nearly normal (not quite as happy as usual) and feeling no pain.
Murphy and Moxie say 'hey!'