Hello! The beauty of the Internet is that you don't have to listen to me coughing and hacking while trying to type this - trust me, you should appreciate it. :-) I'm feeling better, and will be back at work tomorrow. My dr said that in a perfect world, it would be good to stay put for another week, but she understands my situation, and said just to do the minimum (so I don't get fired!) and go home if I am really struggling. I'm at home today because we are off for Columbus Day. Regardless of how you feel about Christopher Columbus, I am grateful every year for a day off. I guess that's a perfect case of situational ethics.
But I digress. I am more than grateful for all of your kind words wishing me well. It's always so nice to know others are thinking of you and giving you a virtual hug.
Moving on, it's time for an FO post - hooray!!
You may remember this post, where I discussed making a pair of socks for my brother-in-law Patrick on the upcoming occasion of his 70th birthday. Well, my sister is also turning 70 years old this year, and so she needed an appropriate pair of socks to mark the occasion too.
Project: Blackbird Socks
Pattern: Classic Socks for the Family (my go-to vanilla sock pattern)
Yarn: Must Stash Yarn Must Match Sock Yarn, The White Album, Disc B colorway
Needles: US size 1
Notes: Another good one from Must Stash Yarns! I just did a 2 x 2 ribbed cuff, and then 3 x 1 ribbing for the entire sock. These went quickly, because of course, I kept wanting to see what happened next. And this particular yarn colorway was an obvious choice because the White Album was not just amazing, but the song "Julia" inspired the name of one of my nieces. I call these Blackbird Socks because that's one of the songs on Disc B, and the light gray, dark gray, black stripes made me think of a blackbird in the dead of night - a different "color" depending on where and when you see or hear one, and how much lighting you do or do not have.
I can't wait to send both of these pairs of socks along to the respective recipients. I'm also going to send a couple of hats to my sister, who recently finished chemo and has requested some soft but cozy hats.
Even though opening the packages is bound to lead to more "Why Didn't We Go To Woodstock/To See the Beatles," etc. conversations ... ;-)