Between going to the Sit ‘n Knit at the yarn store last week, knitting before the Tom Paxton show on Saturday, a meetup group on Sunday, and Hurricane Sandy, I was able to finish my very own pair of Cakewalk Socks! Hooray! Now, for each of those things in order:
My local yarn store is open until 8pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and last week I went to hang out and get some knitting done. There was one other woman there besides the owner, and we had a lovely time knitting and talking. She was working on an Advent Shawl, which is made up of 24 small sections of different lace patterns, one after the next. I did take a walk around the store, but bought nothing. Impressive, I think.
On Saturday I went with my parents and their friends to see Tom Paxton in concert. Mom’s friend Jan taught her to knit when they were in college together, and it was really neat to finally meet the person responsible for my
addictionhobby! We talked about all things fibre while we were having a pre-concert drink, and I worked on the sock.
Sunday morning I went to a meetup group for drawing and other creative stuff, and knit some more on the sock until I got up to the toe. Without a measuring tape or the first sock with me, I had to put it away for later.
Then, of course, I was stuck at home for two days during Hurricane Sandy. I spent most of Monday cooking and being domestic, but on Tuesday I finished the toe, kitchenered it shut, wove in the ends (chasing Floyd away from the needles at every turn) and now I am proud to present my newest pair of socks!
Except there’s one problem. It’s been very wet, and now it’s also dark, and I can’t get a good picture of both socks together. The second sock looks just like the first… Hopefully I will be able to get a good picture soon! In the meantime, the pic at the top of the post is the first sock, taken in much better weather.
By the way, when I say I was stuck at home… there was a tree across my driveway. It’s been moved now, thanks to my awesome neighbours. We used the floor jack to lever it up and over the rocks, and now it’s the new border to my driveway. I should probably get my chainsaw fixed so if this happens again, it won’t be a problem.