Thursday, February 07, 2008

Happy New Year

It's the Year of the Rat. I've only known one (white) rat personallly, and it was a charming animal.


The sun is out, the wind has dropped, and the sound of snowblowers is heard in the land. Marie-Grace, I'll be glad to send you some of the excess snow, and expect Elizabeth and Laura will add to the shipment willingly. Just have to figure out the shipping method. (Betsy, is East Cupcake anywhere near a beach, because if it is you may find yourself with an unexpected houseguest or two). But the sun is shining and that makes me happy, happy, happy.


I picked back the excess sock rows and moved on to the toe. Here it is in all it's slip stitch color pattern glory.
Well, maybe "glory" is a little strong, but I do like the way black sets off any color it surrounds.
Still need to do the toe on the other sock, but may be able to finish that tonight when I have my weekly knitting get together with L and LaV.
Speaking of colors, I see that Elann has it's solid color sock yarns back. I've been trying not to buy any yarn unless I have a very specific purpose for it. But it would be so nice to have a range of sock yarn colors on hand.... I still love self patterning and hand painted, but I've been getting little urges to do more color patterns where I am in control.


MollyBeees said...

Cool sock! I'll hear your extra buried down your way. Hang in there. Spring has to come sometime....It does have to come, doesn't it?

magnusmog said...

Rats are great - at least the pet ones are!

YarnThrower said...

I'll ship snow to anywhere, because we have extra to spare....though I can't guarantee its condition upon arrival..... Also, recipient must pay postage, because after the shoveling I did yesterday, I **know** how heavy it can be.....

junior_goddess said...

I'm a rat, so I am super excited about the New Year.

East Cupcake is 120 miles from a beach, but it's not a great beach. We keep having grass fires because it's dry and windy.

Now, concerning zippers-get yourself over to discontinued name brand yarns-the SWTC zippers are on super sale. 2.00 a pop, you can afford to pay the drycleaners.