Tuesday, August 15, 2006

When Katie Comes Marching Home Again...

Finally home again! The wedding was absolutely beautiful (I'm totally jealous of the dress, oh my god, her dress! And I did cry, of course, but if that's all anyone remembers about the wedding, they have other issues), family and friends were great (gotta love it when an aunt runs a candy store and heaps chocolate on you before you leave), travelling was far less hassle than I had expected given recent events, and my Cloverleaf socks were completed. Pics of all will be available after the camera battery is recharged. I did not get the afghan finished to my level of gift-giving comfort before I left, so it is still here. Now that I have some extra time on it, I am going to re-seam it properly (the seams are pretty tight right now and I'm afraid the yarn will break) and put the actual pattern border on. I started another pair of socks in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport Black Purl on the flight from Chicago to Dallas yesterday (which was a bit of a surprise, as when I bought the ticket I don't recall any mention of there being a stop in Texas, but oh well, I still got home eventually). These are just plain stockinette socks, cuff-down, so I could figure out the cast on and heel and stuff. I used the Twisted German Cast On, and wow, I can't believe how stretchy it is! I'm also going to cast on another pair in Spunky Eclectic's Berry Pickin and make the April Fool's Socks (mostly I want to use that cast on again!). I meant those to be the very next pair of socks, but apparently I grabbed the wrong purple sock yarn in my packing haste and ended up with LL in my bag instead.

Congrats to Colleen for more fair ribbons for her very cute toys! And please check out Amie's blog for an opportunity to purchase a very cute pattern and help out a very sick little girl in the process. Having lost one of my own small cousins to neuroblastoma last year, this means a lot to me.

Alright, gotta get back to the whole working routine - luckily I should have students starting this week that I can dragoon into ASM'ing!

3 comments:

Coleen said...

I'm so glad you had a nice time at the wedding. Cant wait to see all your pictures!

And thanks for the congrats!

Stephanie said...

You didn't have any trouble getting DPNs on the plane? I'm shocked, considering that most people can't even take water right now. Maybe it's not so bad after all...

Kadiddly said...

Well, I can't speak for dpns, since I use ML for my socks. I think it's a little strange, though, no water or deodorant or lip gloss, but I can have pointy metal sticks with thin cord! Of course, logic and bureaucracy rarely travel with each other!