Crowz Nest

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I'm a bit old to be starting out in life again, but that's where I am. Sadly. Or gladly. It's where I am. Come along. Watch the fun. Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Several pairs of socks later

I'll remember this winter as the winter of the flu and of socks flying off needles with remarkable speed. It takes me a week to knit a pair of socks, unless I take my time and put them aside for a few nights - something which my carpal tunnels occasionally scream at me to do.

These are done in Essential Tweed Inca Gold. It worked up into a nice, snug sock with a lot of stretch.

As for the flu, it's still with me two weeks later, and has me down again today. I can knit or I can sleep. As far as anything else is concerned, it's sort of a toss up as to whether or not I'll get through it. I actually abandoned a full cart in the grocery store the other evening, as the edges of my vision began to go dark, and the room started to spin. Maybe I have pneumonia. Who knows? Mostly the dogs believe I've become really, really boring. From what I can tell, they're right.

On another note, here is one of the promised pictures from A.C.'s Boardwalk Kennel Club weekend. Travis knows how to smile, something which he did rather broadly when he won Best of Winners for us. Apparently, there is a rule that 13 year old boys must not smile in pictures. This was Saturday's win. We still don't have the photograph from Sunday.

My knitting's now moved on to a baby blanket for Sarah's second, due any minute now. I'm doing another log cabin blanket, this time in softer pastel tones. It'll be nice, but I don't like it as much as I liked the deeper, tapestry tones from last year's blanket for Jen's baby. I have to say, it's a relief to be back on size 8 needles after all those hours and hours on size 0, making socks. This blanket feels like it's flying along! This will change, I presume, when it comes to the applied I-cord edging (scroll to the Feb. 12 post.) I must thank my dear friend, Janie, for sending me piles and piles of color hanks of tapestry wool for these blankets. They're just perfect, with the subtle tone shifts in hue, and the small hanks make it easy to work up the strips.


Anonymous catslave said...

ahhhh, I'm sorry you are still sick. Do you have a Stop & Shop or ShopRite near you? They deliver. If not, maybe the grocer near you does. :)

4:03 PM  
Blogger Crowzma said...

The Shop Rite near me does not deliver, nor do they prepare an order for pick up. I'm outside the zone of civilization, I suppose. I'll be ok. I'm just doing as much sleeping as I can.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous catslave said...


7:44 PM  
Blogger flyingfish3 said...

I'm hoping that this, being several days after you've blogged you are either a) better, or b) at least on your way to the doctor, and soon to get better. But the socks are cool! And I didn't even know Sarah was popping out another one! Good for her! Tell her and Katrine congratulations.


7:08 AM  
Blogger sibtigre2 said...

Beautiful blanket (though I'm like you, I like the darker colors better but these are still beautiful). And I love log cabin knitting. I plan on doing a second one soon. :) I don't know how you manage to do socks...I just can't seem to make my hands work with such small needles...

A.C. is gorgeous!!! Congrats on the wins. :) I hope you feel better soon. And, btw, you are always welcome to come visit me. I will introduce you to all the animals and the knitters. :)

9:24 AM  
Blogger Knatolee said...

Oh my, I LOVE the socks!! I love all your socks. THey are so much fun to knit, but I'm not as fast as you.

The blanket will be wonderful as well.

And you. GET WELL SOON! And if you're not better soon, GET TO THE DOCTOR, WOMAN! I hope this weekend sees you feeling much, much better.

And did I say I love the socks?

8:16 AM  

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