Wednesday, November 7, 2007

WIP Wednesday

This is the sabbatical sock before I frogged it.

This is the sabbatical sock in the Jaywalker pattern. I actually am ready to graft the toes now but this was taken this morning. Now I can't make up my mind which one I like better. I think I need to take a time out and not kitchener anything until I'm decided. I hate indecision. Dang. The color is pretty true in both pictures.

In the meantime I've got to get busy on the Christmas socks for my sister-in-law since that is around the corner and socks take time. I haven't decided on the cable but it's a lovely chocolate brown so I'm going with maybe cables or something. Not too busy because Meg is very much an earth-mom-no-frills-kind of person. Maybe just a nice cable down the side.

The (nearly) finished Stor Rund Dug blanket. It's a better picture but only if you embiggen it. Technically it's still a WIP since I still haven't woven in the ends yet. I do like how this turned out, even down to the double crochet/ripple edging...which of course doesn't show up in the picture too well.

My secret project is coming along. I should be finished with it by next Wednesday. I hope.

I started on some socks for Zach tonight because I got to the grafting point in the sabbatical socks and didn't want to finish up just then. I'm going with yellow, red and black to go with his Jesse's Flames sweater. Nothing much fancy to them but I've got the yarn left over and he likes my socks so I might as well knit them because...well, just because.

I finished Night by Elie Wiesel. Wow. I'm just speechless that such a tiny book could effect me in such a way. I was riveted and couldn't stop listening. At the end of the book, the narrator read the speech Mr. Wiesel gave when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. I was enthralled with that, too. I've read tons of books on the Holocaust but this one really jumped out at me.

I feel guilty that tonight I'll be watching some Monty Python episodes on dvd but I honestly need some humor right now.

I've noticed that I'm not watching the dvds as much as I used to watch television. I've been doing some baking and organizing and have gotten so used to the silence that I don't think to turn anything on for background. Not even music. I turn the music on if I'm going to spin since it's hard for me to follow anything on dvd while I spin. I wish I could listen to my opera collection I inherited from my late father-in-law but we need new speakers for his old turntable and haven't found any yet.

Tomorrow will be another long day but there won't be many more of them so I bide my time. I heard snow is predicted for Friday. Brrrrr. It got a bit cold in the car tonight. I had some votive candles lit and that helped but they were scented (you can't buy plain ones anymore) and they give me headaches. I broke down and turned the car on with the heat at 90 degrees for a couple of minutes and it kept the car warm the rest of the time I was waiting, which was over an hour. I know I should just move indoors and I might do that tomorrow. I should have done it tonight so I could have watched dance class in the cafeteria. Maybe next time.

Need to finish dishes and get to bed to watch Monty Python and knit the night away.



Kay said...

The blanket is beautiful. As for choosing between the socks, that's a tossup. I'm a plain jane, so I'd probably stick with the stockinette.

AlisonH said...

Wow, that's gorgeous. Wow.

I have not yet read Night. I need to. Thank you for the nudge.