Wednesday, February 16, 2011

February's socks are finished!

Dear Mom,
Last night, while watching the Westminster Kennel Club dog show and hoping that I would see a breed of dog who looked like Patsy.....one that was not a Great Dane.....I finished February's socks. And the only Patsy look alike was the Great Dane. Thankfully, Patsy is pint sized compared to that guy.

The socks are wrapped and ready to be gifted. Generic sort of man sized socks, with a 4 x 2 rib around the leg. Trekking sock yarn that is probably vintage by now. I have no idea how long it has been in my stash.

I keep detouring myself from the sweater I am working on- a design of my own that has been simmering for awhile. For some reason the knitting on this has been slow going. Maybe because I sense that no matter how fast I work on it,  the weather will be warm when I finish. Or maybe I am afraid that it will still be sweater weather when I finish. I don't know. But I do want to see if the sweater in my brain lives up to the real deal, and the only way I'll know that is to get the knitting done.

Several days of melting ice and snow means that I can see some patches of lawn and parts of our driveway. The jet stream is bringing in warm air from the gulf and all that adds up to a desire to start Spring Cleaning. Completely overwhelming if I think about all of it, so I've decided to really break it down- a little at a time is better than nothing at all and even if it is 20 minutes here and there I will eventually get the job(s) done.

Patsy has gotten quite a bit of attention on the blog lately, so I am going to close with a picture of the Best in Show at this house.


Bumper Joseph
Love,
Kim

3 comments:

Michele said...

Dear Kim, How old is Bumper, and how did he acquire his interesting name? Also, does your lucky family weat ONLY hand knit socks? How on earth does one design a sweater? Quilting is easy. Knitting is hard. Michele

merrilymarylee said...

How long has Bumper been missing his neck?

Punchy here... to keep from screaming. Taking Granny Smith to the Apple store in hopes that the genuises can perk her up a bit.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I think home pets should have their own show. Regular, wonderful, ordinary dogs. Lucky person who gets those socks!!