Since we have gotten our own authority and are trying desperately to do everything ourselves, I don’t have much time to do much of anything. I didn’t think that I would have all that much more work than I had before, but I have a lot more paperwork. It’s okay though, because now I kind of feel like I am more apart of our business than I was before. The biggest part of my job seems to be navigating for a man that will not listen to what I tell him. I tell him which roads to take and he still insists on doing things wrong. I tell him not to get off of a certain exit and he slams on the brakes and starts to take it. I don’t know how much clearer I could be than to say NO!!!! Don’t take this exit. NO!!!!!
I have been knitting, socks anyway, for the summer of socks. I still don’t have any posted to the summer of socks group on Ravelry, because I haven’t taken any pictures of the socks I have completed, or I used my sister’s camera and told her to email me the pictures and I’m still waiting. I know that most people have gotten two or three pairs of socks done, but I am not one of the speediest and I am not trying to have the most socks done. I have a pair of Noro socks done, and I am half done with Ambrosia socks by interweave which are kind of cool looking and I love the yarn I am using. It’s some I picked up from the Loopy Ewe in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Loch Ness colorway. I decided to make these socks for my aunt who is taking my son for a couple of weeks and then sending him to his grandparents for a couple of weeks. I thought it would be a nice thank you for inviting him to come and stay. When I first got this yarn, I told DH that it was my yarn and I was going to get socks out of it, but since it was the yarn that I was knitting on when I decided to give my aunt the socks, I went and put another skein of the yarn in my cart at the Loopy Ewe so that I could get another skein of it for me because I really do like it a lot.
I don’t really have anything else to say, so I will close for now and come back with some pictures soon.
What is your favorite type of project to take along on holiday/vacation? I like to take things that are small and portable, usually socks. I can take one or a pair of socks in a small bag and always have something to knit while on vacation and still not have a lot of stuff to haul around.
1) Where is your favorite place to go for vacation/holiday? I love to go to the beach on the east coast. The water is warmer on the east coast than on the west coast and some of the beaches are nice. We like to walk along the water and while DH doesn’t like to play in the wave, DS and I do and have a great time.
2) Where is one place you’d like to go? I would love to go to Ireland, Scotland and then, if I had time, to the continent of Europe. Not all of Europe, but I would like to go to France and Germany and see the Alps and maybe Italy. The place I want to go to most is Ireland and Scotland, though.
And for my secret pal…just in case she needs some clues as to the things that I am coveting, I thought I would post my wish list for the Loopy Ewe.
1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”?
I think my stash will never be complete. Someone is always coming out with something new or something different that I want to try, or a new colorway that is gorgeous. I haven’t tried any of the super wash lace weight by Tess Yarns yet. Sock Madness recommended Tess for a sock this last round, but I wasn’t able to get any and would like to. There are also a myriad of sock yarns that I haven’t tried yet and would like to, so I guess my stash will always be a work in progress.
2) What yarn do you never want to be without?** I really like Koigu and am really happy to always have that in my stash because the colors are nice and so varied, and because it knits up so nicely. I also don’t want to be without Lorna’s Laces (which is a lot like Koigu) or some other really basic sock yarns. I also don’t want to be without solid or semi solids. The self striping or hand painted is gorgeous, but sometimes I just need a solid or semi solid yarn.