This is it folks. I had ambitious plans for Olympics knitting, but tearing out my sweater just above the waistband, well - it just kinda took the wind out of my sails. I completed one of my targets - Falling Leaf socks from handspun, hand dyed Merino. I struggle with the pattern, switching needles to make the pattern work. I wish someone would write it down so I could follow it. My favorite socks are an earlier rendition so I just kept knitting.
The reward is in the wearing. I think this pattern makes awesome socks. I just wish I could figure it out so I don't have to fight it. At my toes is my book club book, Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I manage about 100 pages a day during Olympics commercials. I don't like the book at all, so I'm glad to be able to make good use of the commercials.
This is my other bit of Olympics knitting. I made these both yesterday. Can you imagine what they are. Camo Christmas ornaments??? Charlie doesn't have a clue. Do you??
I stopped by the hospital when I was town on Friday to visit Vickie. She was
admitted on Monday and they're keeping her there until Rowdy is born. She's at 31 weeks and they're struggling to gain more time for him, one day at a time. Earlier in the week, she had said his heart rate was weak and they were planning a c-section. However, when I walked down the hall to her room, I could hear his heart pounding strong. He's on a monitor and they have it turned up loud and proud. These are camo premie hats in two sizes for him. I hope he never needs the small one. Thanks for the pattern, Vickie. I didn't know I would need it so soon.
Staying the Course
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