Meanwhile, as Mother Nature continues her all-too-frequent tantrums, I've done nothing but hunker down and knit (okay, and play games on Facebook. Currently Plock! has me mesmerized). I am making progress on the current FI book project. But I can only knit for so many hours on something complex before my brain scrambles (in case you're curious: 5). Once I start making mistakes, I know it's time to take a breather and pick up a soothing and simple project.
Not that these very well traveled mini-cable Koigu socks (15,500 car and air miles) were either soothing or simple, but I made... forced... myself to finish them before moving on to the sort of knitting that actually does refresh mind and body. I was absolutely determined not to take these unfinished socks with me to North Carolina a second time. And whaddyaknow? I got 'em done. Finally.
Mouse's report from the Sock Club Week 5: "Wednesday. The knitters were back. Well at least the ones that worked today.
It was Amy the girl who never gives up and Karen a new one.
Amy seems to be doing better as you can tell she has gotten almost an inch done and it has only been what 5 weeks. Karen just started and by the end of lunch she was where Amy was. She says it is because she has bigger needles and Amy believed that so I am going with that story. The only good thing is Amy has really tiny feet so maybe she will get her socks done
And it was Amy's birthday!!!"
Me again: Wahoo for Amy! Hang in there. And Welcome Karen!
And Valerie, a Ravelry Friend, made these Checks and Charms hats (the pattern seems to be no longer available) for her nieces. Aren't they beautiful? (the hats and the girls):
Thanks for sharing, Valerie!