I found her (and the yarnovers, too).

This one day vacation thing works, as long as you don’t look at a calendar. I’ve had a great day — quiet, peaceful, and cool.

I love this sock. Yes, it looks wide — it is, and it’s really comfortable, and kind of slouchy. I don’t usually like it when my STR flashes and pools, but this looks cool. And the heel is a new one for me. It’s Priscilla Gibson Roberts’ short row heel. I’ll finish this sock tonight, and then I’ll start the second one tomorrow. I’m using 2.5mm dpn’s, and following the pattern as written. My only modification has been to lengthen the cuff a little. Good knitting.

Here’s a close-up of the stitch, and a good shot of one of the lovely stitch markers sent to me by SpiderWoman (to commemorate her blogwarming a few weeks ago). It’s very sweet, isn’t it?

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My goals for the coming week:

  • Avoid the heavy lifting. My back aches. Let someone else do it.
  • Continue to behave as if the Summer People are decent human beings. The woman who told me not to “get all uppity” when I told her I was next in line at the coffee shop the other day, however, was neither decent nor human. I opened up my NotNice and used it on her.
  • Remember that water is my friend. Drink more.
  • Finish gathering all the stuff I want to put in my Knit Socks Kit Swap package. I’m looking forward to putting it all together so I can send it off before the August 19 deadline.
  • Order the books for the Rogers Memorial Library’s Mason-Dixon Knitting event. Yes, Ann and Kay are coming to town! Wednesday, August 14 16 (thanks, Rho!) at noon, at the Southampton Historical Museum. Want to come?

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I’ll leave you with some of my day’s other pleasures:

(Thanks for the suggestion, Teyani!)

13 thoughts on “I found her (and the yarnovers, too).

  1. It looks like it was quite a lovely day for you Jane! The sock is looking great – so pretty! The blueberry smile (& ensuing kitty mischief) makes me smilw. 🙂

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  2. Oh I got some of those stitch markers too from Spiderwoman knits — aren’t the beautiful and oh so perfect. I was showing them off at both knitting circles 😀 Sounds like you had a super day – and I know EXACTLY what the encounter at the coffee shop was like — arrgghhhhh

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  3. You’re being very NotNice in the form of an evil temptress…I have a bazillion projects I need to get done, one of which I promised to finish this week on my blog just this morning, another which is ruminating in my mind, and you’ve got me wanting to play with socks for me…Seductive, beguiling coquette, you are…

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  4. what a gorgeous sock!!! color and pattern are lovely.And you’re most welcome for the idea of chocolate…. in my book, one can never have too much :-)happy day off – may it fill your heart for the next 6 days “on”when in doubt, try what my mother does… “smile, it confuses the Bast@!^ds” hah!

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  5. You are truly the Queen of Socks. I salute you.Love the blueberry face made more abstract by your cat, of course. She is quite an artiste. You eat a lot of the recently proclaimed “superfoods” including bittersweet chocolate (YUM) and blueberries. Perhaps this is what makes you so super, do you think?

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  6. Sweet Jane,Am sending you tho’ts of gentle care for your aching back (yeah, I know that feeling ^..^ ) & your gentle heart.Do drink more water – w/this heat wave, staying hydrated is vital.As per your usual good taste, that sock yarn is a big yummy selection.X0XO

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  7. What a gorgeous sock!! And I agree with Martha about the power of water. It’ll help you get through the remaining summer folk. (If nothing else, you’ll be able to escape from them during your frequent bathroom breaks!)

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  8. Hope your week is bearable inspite of the heat and summer people. Just think both should be disappearing in a couple more weeks!Do you ever work with the public at RML? I used to work reference desk at a p.l.which was placed directly in front of the entry. It was a love/hate job! I used to read the feelgoodlibrarian blog for perspective and a mood enhancer.That’s an interesting stitch you’re using on the socks, I really like it. How does the short row heel compare to the heel flap for workability and speed?

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