Thursday, December 10, 2009
As Scarlett said so eloquently, "I'll think about that tomorrow.". In the meantime, I am enjoying the new gas fire logs, listening to a Michael Connelly mystery while thinking about all the cleaning I need to get done, and finishing a helmet liner for a soldier. Yes, I can multi-task!
In the midst of all that, I just wanted to take a moment to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas. I hope you remember the reason we celebrate this very special season and that the peace of Jesus' birth stays with you throughout the year.
And now, I am going to seriously think about what needs to be cleaned next....any moment now.
Posted by nck at 8:48 PM
I have even cast on for the second sock as I was afraid I would have admireititis and never get to the second one. As I was finishing the cuff, I began to understand the fascination with sock knitting that so many knitter seem to have. Although it's not the fastest project in the world, it is personal and certainly do-able in a reasonable length of time. The portability is very convenient.
I am glad that the first sock was knit with a superwash wool, silk, nylon blend as I expect it to last awhile. Last night at knitting we were discussing the fact that so many companies use Merino for sock yarn. Merino is not a hard wearing wool. It is a soft, fine wool which is wonderful worn next to the skin . Something that won't get tons of wear and tear is a good project for Merino. All wool is not the same. A long wearing wool would be something like Lincoln or Cotswold. These have a long staple (length) and are perfect for outer garments or for something needing good wearability, like socks.
Posted by nck at 8:22 PM