We had a terrible storm on Saturday – rain, wind, rain. For the most part, I spent the day at home – knitting away, watching TV, napping (just as I said I would). And I was really close to finishing the socks when the power went out. For 4 hours. And there is just no way I can knit in dark on black socks. I was really irritated – but it ended up being sort of nice. We played Scrabble with Cieara, got take-out, and watched Family Guy on my laptop until the battery went out. And just when I was ready to lose it and start whining – the power came back on. And I got to finish the socks.
Pattern: Basic 2×2 rib
Yarn: Universal Yarn Ditto
Needle: US #1 DPN
Started: February 11, 2008
Finished: March 8, 2008
I bought this yarn on my knitting group yarn crawl at A Yarn for All Season. I hadn’t seen it before, and liked the color combination. It is very much like Regia or Opal – sort of scratchy but I think it will soften with the wash. I needed a good, workhouse, washable yarn for this one as it was a gift – for someone with really freaking big feet – do you see how long those are? I actually bought 3 skeins because I thought that I wouldn’t have enough – but I have a whole skein left – and probably at equal to another half of the leftover skeins. Probably enough for another pair of socks for someone with small feet. Not bad yardage at all – because I don’t remember this being very expensive.
Yesterday was the first day of Daylight Saving time in the US – which I normally hate. I hate losing an hour of sleep – and I always feel off. But I have to say – when I got off the train tonight and saw the sun….and drove home in the daylight….well, maybe it isn’t too bad at all. So much nicer than leaving for work in the dark, and coming home in the dark. I was so happy to have the sun shining on me….
So tomorrow is a big day on the blog. It is my second blogiversary! Yep – two years ago I started with a post. I’ve had a lot of fun doing this, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know so many different people. So thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings!
Have a good week!