Friday, December 05, 2008


Thanksgiving weekend was so full of family, tree cutting and memory making that I didn't think there was room for one more thing and I was wrong. We were putting up the tree, trying to align it in the stand when the phone rang. It was Laura. She had come down to have Thanksgiving with her family, was headed back up to Oregon but was having car problems - could she spend the night. Does the bear sleep in the woods?!

This is Laura and this is our tree. We fell into bed early from exhaustion but got up early and visited the heck out of about two hours before she had to hit the road. It was wonderful and the frosting on top of a very rich cake.
I showed her the cones I had been weaving with and she ended up helping me sort out the cones that I have acquired over time but don't know what they are. I have three of these red tubs and now, while I don't know what I'll weave, I at least know what I can weave. Somewhere sometime I acquired two very large cones of white 8/2 unmercerized cotton. I placed an order with Webs before Thanksgiving for 8/2 cotton which I'm still waiting for. I might finally have my very own stash.

A lot of this stuff came from Robin and Russ's buying club, when there was still a Robin and Russ. Laura said that I could knit with these two cones. The left one is silk and right one is cashmere. I'll need to skein and wash them first. I guess I could dye the silk, but first I need to see a swatch before I decide anything else. I'll do it next year.
With all the driving for Thanks-
giving and tree cutting, I had plenty of time to knit and the socks are done. I decided you all were right, but I had knitted too far for the corrugated rib so just added the contrast heels and toes.
The UNR sweatpants notwith-
standing, I think these socks turned out to be quite nice. The pattern is Double Eyelet Rib from The Harmony Guides, volume 2.


~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I'm so glad you got to visit with Laura! Very nice tree, and socks :)`

Marie said...

The socks are great! I'm in sock mode right now, too.
You are developing quite a weaving stash. I feel like a proud Mama. How large are the cones of silk and cashmere? If they go missing, don't look at my house.

bspinner said...

You've got a great friend in Laura. I wish someone would come help me sort my yarns.
Your sock are great. What the heck they look fine with your sweats.
Spooky, we have twin kitchen tables and chairs.

Leigh said...

I think they turned out great! And what a fun way to spend time with a friend.

Minya said...

Those turquoise and purple socks are fantastic!! They should accidently get lost at my house.