Monday, June 05, 2006
S is for
Sunday, socks, sewing (or getting ready to) , simple knitting, and summer reading. For reasons I don't need to go into, it was necessary for me to be around and with my phone line free for part of yesterday and last night. So, plans to go to Hancock's for fabric was squashed...but that's ok, the sale doesn't start until this week LOL. And blog reading/posting was curtailed. :-(
The socks are done and I am sooo happy! I found a really understandable link for the Kitchener
and I was quite pleased with the results and proud too. The socks are so comfy but I think the next ones I will knit the tops with the #2 dpns but go down a size for the foot. It could be snugger. I like the way the tops are because tight tops make my leg swell a bit.
I spent part of the afternoon standing nekkid in front of a full length mirror (very scary!) with a tape measure and a sharpie. I recently read an article about how to make patterns actually fit and I am determined to come up with a shorts/pants pattern that really and truly fit. I can't afford 501s anymore and they aren't appropriate for work anyway so something needs to happen. I have all the measurements now and spent some time doing math stuff ewww. I need some plain interfacing to put this hopefully adjusted pattern on and then we shall see.
Delving into fabric stash, I cut out pieces for a pillow and covered the buttons. I do hate "cutting out" but it's hard to create anything without it LOL
For simple knitting, I found some soft cotton yarn in the closet. It's kind of skinny so I used two colors and started a simple "warshcloth". I love this pattern cause I can practically do it with my eyes closed. I can't remember what kind of yarn it is, (or what I got it for) but I do remember where I got it so will have to go back and get more.
For summer reading, I tend toward old well-loved books. Quick reading since some of them I could practically recite. Today I read Little House on the Prairie, Secret of the Leaning Chimney (gotta love George!) and started Freckles. I need a copy of Girl of the Limberlost and I wish I could find Betsy-Tacy at the library. At one time they sold them all at a book sale but they are being republished so maybe I'll have to get my own copies.
Lying across the bed reading, with dirty feet...I'd been messing around outside.. fan blowing on me with it's white noise hum, I was transported to lazy summer days of my youth. Lying on my stomach in the living room with the swamp cooler blowing on me and the curtains drawn to keep out the hot sun, I could be transported most anywhere. All I needed to do before the trip was to ride my green Schwinn to the library. And then inspired by what I'd read, go find my friends and on our bikes go make our own adventures.