I liked the line I heard on A Prairie Home Companion this morning when a character was asked what she wanted for Mother’s Day (paraphrased): “I want what all mothers want — for everyone to go away and leave me alone.” That’s not really what I want, but here’s the start of what was a good Mother’s Day for me:
I finished the sock, which I started last week, while we were driving around doing errands yesterday. It’s the first of a pair made in the Garter Rib Stitch pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. Not only is it from the same book that my Sockapalooza SockPal used to make my socks, it’s even on the same page! (Page 33, btw; she used the Baby Cable Rib pattern.)
I’ve had a skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot (I think the color is Moose Creek) for some time, but wasn’t sure what sock to make with it until I got this book. It’s such great yarn that I wanted to make sure I had exactly the right pattern. The picture in the book is made with a yarn from Mountain Colors , in a color that’s very similar to mine.
We spent part of yesterday in Whitmore Lake, where we heard there was a funky coffee shop and the Whitmore Lake Yarn Co. Obviously this was mainly my idea, which I justified by saying that I would “only look around” the yarn store while we were there. But then, I always feel bad if I go into a small shop and don’t buy anything, so I added to my stash these attractive skeins of Wildfoote Luxury Yarn:
I went on a winding spree, and now have, not one, but two, baskets full of neatly wound sock yarn. It makes me feel very secure. I’m also in the process of knitting the second Gentleman’s Sock; it takes more concentration so I work on it at home, not in the car.