08 May 2019

A Fun Day Followed by an FO

Yesterday was one of the best days ever!  Dee has some great photos on her blog documenting the day (because of course it didn't occur to me to take any photos.  At all.  Eejit).  The weather cooperated and the kitties and Hamlet were thrilled to have company.  Hamlet was quite disappointed at the end of the day when I came home alone - he looked for Dee for a few minutes and then looked at me as if to say, "WHAT have you done with her???"  I haven't had such a nice and fun day for a long time and I have to remember to remember it when I get back to work and have a regular day there.
Today by contrast is overcast and misting outside.  A good day to be inside and doing some of the things I'd planned for this week.  But first, it's time for me to show you the last of the Started-Before-I-Broke-My-Wrist-Projects.

Project:  First Down Socks
Pattern:  My own!  And it worked! (And it's nothing difficult or earth-shattering, but nonetheless ...)
Yarn:  lolodidit Everyday Sock, in the Fly Eagles Fly colorway
Needles: US size 1
Notes:  I was perusing the lolodidit site one day after hearing the Grocery Girls talk about her yarn on their podcast, and saw this colorway and decided I MUST HAVE IT BECAUSE - EAGLES!!!  I cast on these socks last fall when football season started, and then of course broke my wrist and that was that for a few months.  But once I was able to knit again, they started to feel the love and I decided that I would not start any new projects until all of the BBW (Before Broken Wrist) projects had been finished.

Of course, I wanted the pattern to be something special.  But I couldn't find one that I wanted to use with this yarn.  So I made up my own, and am quite pleased with the result.  The yarn is wonderful to knit with, and the colors are so great (though you can't really tell in my photo, sorry).  I will now put these away until football season starts again this year.  Hopefully both the Eagles and I will have a better season this year (though they did very well last year - me, not so much)!

So now I'm all "caught up" to myself, and can start some new projects without leaving others in limbo.  I have started another pair of socks - the ones for the friend's husband getting a kidney transplant - and will be winding yarn today for this pattern.

I hope all of you have a good one today.  :-)


Dee said...

Congrats on the Eagles socks. May they bring us much luck this season.

Give the fur-kids a big hug and for Hamlet .... a bunch of handshakes from me today. Weren't we lucky to get the GOOD weather yesterday.

I'm STILL dreaming about the food at Honey's.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Great finish! It's always nice to have a clean slate and be able to start fresh!

Vera said...

It looks like you and Dee had such a nice time (and yes, I am jealous/envious). Next time I MUST join in the fun!! Love your Eagles socks (even though I don't like sports). Will you share your pattern???

Araignee said...

Congrats on the big finish!!!! I hope they bring the Eagles luck!

Tired Teacher said...

Such fun to meet friends for sightseeing, exploring, and visiting. Glad you and Dee had a pretty day.

Bonny said...

Based on Dee's photos, you two did have a wonderful day! Your finished socks look wonderful and I'm sending good vibes for the kidney transplant socks and the kidney transplant!

Nance said...

I like that you are now caught up to yourself. This is a joyful post! So glad you had a great day and such success.

kathy b said...

HOORAY For you! Dee is an inspiration with her sock knitting isn't she!!!