Today’s Saturday Sky was not pretty:
And the ground looked even worse:
I made the most of the weather by finishing a pair of socks.
Berry Pink Socks
What: Berry Pink Socks
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash: less than 1 skein of 807 (Raspberry) and small amount of 850 (Lime Sherbet)
Needles: size 4, Inox
Pattern: YO Cable adapted from Sensational Knitted Socks*
Date started: 3/14/07
Date finished: 4/8/07
Lesson Learned: 1 – This was my first time using Inox needles and I really liked them. 2 – This pattern was very enjoyable: simple and easy to memorize.
Destination: my feet!
* The pattern in the book is written for toe up socks with a short row heel and toe. I rewrote the pattern for a cuff down sock with heel flap. CO 50. 4.5″ leg and 8″ before toe decreases.
Today’s Friday’s Feast:
When you travel, which mode of transportation do you prefer?
I usually travel by plane because I’m short on time. I like the speed of flight, but I love seeing the scenery when I travel so I would prefer to drive or take a train.
Have you ever met a blogging friend in person?
No, but I hope to someday.
When was the last time you were really, really tired?
Last Saturday. I arrived home after the Quilt and Stitch Expo and crashed for several hours.
If you could have dinner with any one fictional character from a book or movie, who would it be?
Ack. I don’t like questions like this. I can separate fact from fiction, thankyouverymuch.
Fill in the blank: One day, I hope to see _______________.
One day, I hope to see my name on a mortgage. I really like my little rental home, but I long to paint the walls and have a bigger yard.
Yesterday I cast on for a new pair of socks with this yarn:
Then, I looked at my sock bin and got distracted by the Berry Pink socks:
I tried to include Kish in the yarn photo shoot but she really wasn’t interested:
She’d rather sit around and look pretty:
Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?
Brian Williams. I’ve liked him ever since he had his own news show on MSNBC. I watch his Nightly News every night and read his blog. He’s the only anchor/reporter I can watch and feel like he/she knows what he/she is talking about. (Katie Couric I’m looking at you.)
Name 3 foods that are currently in your freezer.
Chicken, strawberries and peroigoes.
If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it?
Ack. I don’t like these silly questions.
What will most likely be the next book you read?
1776. I’m going to start it tonight.
What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?
If I’m close to him, the eyes. If it’s from a distance, the chest and arms.
Another scarf flew on and off the needles in less than 24 hours:
Green and Blue Scarf
Date started: 3/22/07
Date finished: 3/22/07
Dimensions: 3.75″ x 44″, including fringe
Lesson Learned: None. I still love this yarn.
Destination: Warm The World
I knit a bit more on the Pastel Rainbow socks:
I like how this pattern looks, but knitting it is boring me out of my skull.
So, I knit a little on the Berry Pink socks:
Parker likes to strike a pose on the back of the couch:
While Romeo prefers to curl up in his blanket:
Samantha’s love affair with the pink bunny continues:
Kishka finally got a chance to play with the bunny while Samantha was sleeping:
Kishka also kept a close eye on me:
The girls practiced synchronized sleeping:
A gorgeous afternoon:
morphed into another sensational sunset:
Name two things that made you smile this week.
The antics of my dogs and several gorgeous sunsets.
Fill in the blank: Don’t you hate it when ________?
Don’t you hate it when people let their dogs run loose?
When you can’t go to sleep, what is your personal remedy to help yourself drift into Lullabyland?
This doesn’t happen to me very often. When it does, I often daydream.
What is something about which you’ve always wondered but have not yet found a good answer?
I believe everything happens for a reason, but there are a couple of things in my life that I haven’t figured out what that reason may be.
What is your favorite pasta dish?
My mom’s lasagna.
I think Kishka looks like she is smiling in this picture:
And here she is, caught in mid sentence:
Kish was very chatty today and I managed to catch some of it on film:
The new socks are on the needles. They are Berry Pink:
Today ended with another beautiful sunset: