I’ve juggled my schedule a little this week, so ended up having today off…that’s my 4th day at home in a row. I’ve been sock knitting, watching the Swiss do a little better than of late in the Ski World Cup and dealing with mountains of laundry and mending. The girls are home for ski week and so I even cooked a nice lunch for one daughter plus boyfriend…..and the whole time I had an overwhelming feeling of having free time. I caught myself several times thinking, ‘wow, this is how it used to be…I had all this time and I never quite appreciated it’. Isn’t it funny how quickly life and perceptions can change.
Anyway, it’s been a lovely catching up, pottering sort of day. I’ve even cleaned out the (disgusting) fridge – which gave me a deep feeling of satisfaction. Which is a bit sad really, but hey, it did make me happy!
On the sock front I’m coming to the end of the plain vanilla socks I’m knitting for my son – using Three Irish Girls Kells Sport Merino in the delightfully named ‘If it Ain’t Baroque, Don’t Fix It’ colourway. This is great sock wool – it knits up really densely and it’s going to be perfect for the son and heir.
Which brings me to the one niggle of the day. You see that tiny little ball of wool that has just sneaked into the corner of the photo…it’s not very big is it? I’m back to my perennial ‘have I got enough wool to finish this sock’ neurosis. It’s going to be tight…but fingers crossed….on the other hand, I think I’m going to be a big girl and just weigh the darned thing…then I’ll know, won’t I?
I’m back…and as long as my needles don’t weigh more than 9g I’m good…..I think I’m good…the needles don’t register on my not very accurate scales, but they are only made of something that looks like bamboo and they’re very light..light as a feather.
This sock will have a toe.