Shhhh… Hear that? No? That’s because there’s no noise in my house. It’s so quiet you can actually hear the kettle coming to the boil.
My in-laws came this morning to take the boys for a few days before school goes back. They have just left, and I have the whole house to myself. Is it wrong that I did a little dance?
What am I going to do with myself, you ask? What won’t I do! Drink coffee unmolested. Brush my teeth without advice. Watch whatever I want on TV. Listen to music that isn’t played by the Wiggles. Eat vegetables without a seven-year-old making gagging noises at me. Knit without a four-year-old on my lap.
Oh, yeah! That reminds me. I intended this for a knitting blog, didn’t I? Here you go:
These are the Lone Heart Heel Socks (by Melissa Deutsch Scott for YARN Magazine, Autumn 2007 issue), knit in Cascade Fixation colour 3628 (I think – I don’t have the ball band, I won this from Regenia a while ago). They have a lace heart feature heel, for wearing with clogs. Look!
(Again with the blurry – I think I need a new camera!) This is shown on my fist, as I have a strong suspicion that it would be really hard to take a photo of my own heel. When they are done, I’ll get Himself to take a pic of them on my feet for you.
And finally, a pic of my Sockapalooza sock #2 progress. For visual interest, I added in my knitting setup:
I’ve copied out the lace pattern onto 5mm graph paper, both to be more easily visible, and to help fix the pattern in my mind, and it is stuck on a little magnetic whiteboard that I pinched from the boys. I am spiralling two strands around each other to combat pooling (I normally enjoy pooling, it’s part of the fun of hand-painted yarn, but this was smothering the cable/lace of this particular sock). Also, I have found that working with two strands is helping me keep track of where I am in the lace pattern. One strand has the beads on it, and the other strand works the pattern.
With no distractions, I should be able to get a fair chunk of this out of the way before we go pick the boys up on the weekend. I’ll just go and get started on that, shall I?