Some finished, some not-so-finished (posted by Ann)
I finally have some knitting pictures for you. Here I am in my new scarf and hat, just in time for the big freeze that is headed our way this week. Brrrr! I swear it's the worst picture ever of me, but there you go. Just look at the cute pom-pom on the hat, and not at me. I am also letting you in on my shameful secret, which is that I still have Christmas decorations in my house. Now, what is behind me on the mantel is just about it, but still. The shame, oh the shame.
I went through my project bin and realized that I have three sets of socks in progress. Here they are in order of completeness - the first is a dropped rib stitch, and I like it though they are too big for me. I have skinny feet and skinny calves, so the regular sock patterns are always too lose. I finally figured it out, so this is the last pair I'll make that are too big for me. They are a really nice mix of brick red, pinks and greens. I have a full sock, and the toe of another. I am using the toe-up method for these. As you can see, Don decided that it works great as a remote-control cozy.
The second one is top-down, and in a great Lorna Laces colorway with cream, orange, and slate blue. The pattern is from Knitty by Jessica Landers, but I can't find the name. It's a great lace sock, and on this one I got the sizing right. I've got the heel flap done.
The last pair I started just last week. It's a purple and blue mix of Trekking, top down, and is twisted rib. I really like the way the cables look with the variations in the yarn. Pretty, even if it doesn't look so on this not-so-great picture.
Don noticed that I was taking pictures of socks, so he decided his should be in just for the record. Maybe you can see why I don't knit socks for him - size 14.
Don's airplane has been fixed, and he went to North Carolina to pick it up this week. I am generally not nervous about him flying, but he had to do the first flight in a plane with a new engine, new propellor, new landing gear, and lots of other new stuff. I was not very happy. Of course, it all went well, and it's now at our regular mechanic's shop in Indiana getting "eyes on it", as our mechanic says. Not a bad idea to double check after all that work. Don might actually have a functioning airplane in another week! July 28 to January 20 is a long time for Don to not have his plane.
Things are generally quiet here otherwise. I was picking paint colors this weekend for the house, and looking for a new camera, but other than that we're doing well. What's up with you, other than being too busy to post??