The snow that hit us yesterday decided to stick around and pile up to around 8″. Poor Reg worked 27½ hrs straight – and I kept him company for the last ½ of his ‘day’. Altho my plan was to finish Matthew’s quilt yesterday, when Reg asked me to drive with him for a bit, I knew he needed the ‘help’ He wouldn’t have asked if he wasn’t really dragging needed some company or stimulation besides moving snow and digging out sidewalks. Poor guy!! To sweeten me coming, he goes .. I’ll leave the interior light on and you can knit your socks 🙂 what a sweetie .. so I went .. we didn’t get home until 7:30am SATURDAY morning and reg went out initially 4:30am FRIDAY morning.
I renamed this sock as plowwife sock or some such thing .. the truck managed to eat one of my dpns and a stitch marker .. course I didn’t bring extras with me .. not a big deal, we went by the house to let the dog out and I grabbed **5** more dpns and the box of stitch markers – that way if it ate more needles I wouldn’t be twiddling my thumbs. I did manage to get half of this sock done and to the point where i’m ready to graft / sew the toe shut
We did our final cmas shopping today and I took advantage of the fact to grab some fabric for the NYE mystery that planet patchwork is doing – A Big Fan .. we are guessing stained glass or applique or something .. I still need to get one more package of twill tape .. they only had 3 packs, but i figured i would grab what they had and get the other pack soonest .. but this way I could start on the mystery at least – heh .. it was pretty funny actually .. the lady at the cutting table asked me what I was making and I could honestly say .. I don’t know .. she looked at my like I was crazy, so i explained it to her .. she thought it was the neatest thing and had never heard of it .. i’m thinking to myself .. lady are you NUTS .. one of the first things I heard about when I got into quilting and online groups was mysteries and that was back in 1996 for crying out loud!?! **shakes head .. At any rate – I didn’t see much I liked and was getting desperate and Reg was losing his patience with me for it .. so i finally decide on something that’ll do .. and then saw the red tagged quilting stuff right next to the cutting line 😀 heh .. worked out very well .. I got the 2 blues there and I rather do like them very much!!
Also at joann’s, I grabbed some more yarn .. this is fingering weight and one is actually called sock stripes .. should be interesting – not sure what I’m going to think about the stripes .. I like more of the variegate or jacquards type thing – but the selection of the baby / fingering / sock weight was actually pathetic .. worsted, chunky even sport up the ying yang .. baby / fingering .. minimal .. bah! but I did grab some more DPNs .. i got the susan bates sock set .. I LOVE her needles .. least the other ones I have just glide so nicely ..
Reg saw this there and we just had to get it .. I’ve been threatening for YEARS that santa was going to leave coal in Kyle’s stocking .. well this year he is LMAO!!!! I just LOVE it .. oops .. i hope he doesn’t read this .. okay, nuff about tricks and stunts i’ll pull on kyle ..
I’ve been fighting a headache all day, and yes I was shopping with it, but I’m off to cast on the next sock and get a few rows of ribbing done on it just in case reg needs company tomorrow again .. if not, when i get up – matthew’s quilt will get done and erica’s started .. good thing these aren’t bed quilts!!
Hope you are having a great holiday season and a great weekend!