I’ve been busy knitting this week (no books to distract me, I guess!) – on the train, I’ve been busy with Cleite (love this pattern!), and at home, I’ve been finishing up some socks that have been sitting around…for a while…
These were started back in June – it is Hedera in Socks that Rock. I am almost embarrassed to admit this, but it took me until mid-way through the leg of the second sock to finally memorize the pattern. The whole first sock and a half I had to have the pattern right in front of me – and yet, this is a fairly easy 4-row pattern. I’m so glad that I memorized it because it lets me knit faster while watching TV (or listening to conference calls). I think I’ll have this done by the end of the week – such a good feeling to clean out older projects, isn’t it? I’m sort of thinking that maybe I’ll finish up another knitting basket project after I finish these – although I don’t want to say too much because everytime I say that I start a new project.
Did you see that Wollmeise has a sock club now? I have been stalking this yarn forever – I’ve never seen it in person, but it just looks gorgeous in every pattern I see knit up. It goes for a crazy amount on eBay too – unreal what people will pay for it. The sock club seems like a lot of money – I’m sure its really nice yarn, but still…but now I’ll admit – I got caught up in the moment and registered for the lottery! Yikes! So now I’m torn between hoping I get a spot…and hoping that I don’t. I think the chances are that I won’t, so I’m not freaking out…yet! Did anyone else get carried away and register?
We had dinner last night with Dan and Andrew – and during the course of dinner, they both mentioned that people that don’t live in NJ have the worst opinion of the state. And that people that don’t live here don’t realize that a large part of NJ is really nice (it really isn’t all what you see near the airport!) – and that we grow really good vegetables. So I thought I’d show you some of our homegrown tomatoes…
Honestly, NJ tomatoes are really the best tomatoes around! These are so sweet and so good – really the best part of summer.
Why is it the week before vacation is the worst week ever? I’ve had back to back to back meetings all week – and have a conference call tonight at 10. Ugh. And tomorrow I have meetings from 8:30 all the way to 7:00. Ugh. But the bright spot is Friday – meetings all day until 2 – and then I get to leave and go get Cieara at the airport. And then its vacation! Cieara has been having a much better week than I have – she’s having a great time in California and told her Dad she never wants to leave. Hopefully she will be ok with coming home to boring NJ (maybe I’ll give her tomatoes!).
Ok, off to relax for a little before I get on my call. Have a great rest of the week!