Monday, July 18, 2005

Photographic understudies

Lest it look as if I'd given up fiber in exchange for permanent moping, I took tons of pictures of things this weekend... and then left for work forgetting to load them onto the computer (also forgetting the sock I'd planned on working on, but eh.)

Saturday and Sunday I knit a black sock. I have maybe four more rows to the sock now before I bind off. I would have been done earlier, but the new Harry Potter book arrived and I was slowed down in both my reading and my knitting by doing both at once (I don't normally get hardcover books, mostly for the expense, but partly because they hurt my hands to hold them. But they work quite well at sitting quietly in my lap while I knit, so maybe I'll start getting more from the library...) (Oh, and I finished the book in just over 4 hours - about 4 hrs 15 minutes or so, give or take a phone call from my father at the exact climax of the book)

I don't have a photo of the sock, but lets face it. It's a black sock. It looks like this:

I also took a photo of the Lorna's Laces sock I knit in the car on the way to and from my grandmother's burial on the Eastern Shore. It was in Dafodil, which I ordered because the pictures I was seeing had this lovely yellow and spring green with the tiniest touch of blue.... and my dyelot was all green and blue with hardly a trace of yellow. It was still very pretty, though I would have called it more "Lagoon" than "Dafodil" I started a lace pattern on the instep (lacey horseshoe I think?) and in the car alone I knit the entire foot, just through the turning of the heel. So it looks like this:

And finally, my father's unfinished birthday gift (hey, if Schubert can do it, why can't I?) for his birthday which was this past Thursday. It's a cabled guitar strap (he, obviously, plays guitar) out of dark brown Berroco Suede and looks like this:

So that's my knitting progress! I haven't spun since before the surgery, not wanting to push my luck too much with a large spinning thing in front of me, but if I'm feeling physically well enough I do think I could pull it off again without heaving or anything... now it's just a matter of finding the energy!

But I did have an excellent little pick me up today. I didn't sleep at all last night (do do DO DO do) and was in a truly foul mood when I set off for work this morning, thinking about how cold it was going to be in the station (AC keeps the thermostat at a meat lockery-y 60F and when I bump it up to a sweltering 68F whines about how hot I like things) when the thyroid thing means I spent the weekend in a house where the temp outside was in the 80s, the AC on the inside was set at 75 only to suck some of the water out of the air, and I sat there wearing flannel pants and a sweatshirt, because my body isn't metabolizing anything I'm eating right now - metabolizing as in burning, as in creating internal heat. I think I'm essentially a cold blooded animal right now.

But when I pulled up to the station, ready for a fight, thinking "if he starts bitching at me, I'm gonna quit, but I can't afford to quit," it wasn't his car in the lot. It was one of our part-timers. The one who's maybe a little too perky and cute, but when to my alma mater of Broadcasting Schools so can't be all bad. I forgot AC was on vacation this week. And since I haven't been in since last Wednesday, that's a whole week and a half without seeing him.

Thank God for little miracles.


Blogger Jensgalore said...

You read much faster than me!

4:36 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Love your pics! They say all that needs to be said, don't you think?

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

ADORED your depictions of all of your knitted-items-in-progress. I belly-laughed!!

7:04 PM  
Blogger vi said...

and violet brings up in the rear as always, I will probably get hp6 in about 2 months.....
unless the goddess smiles upon me and I hit the lottery
I am glad you were better enough to get back to work amie........
one second at a time and soon this will be way far past you

8:30 PM  
Blogger David said...

Woo HOOOOO! Boss's vacation!

Dih dih dih dih dih... DEH!
Dih dih dih dih dih... DEH!

(I'm doing my "boss's vacation" happy dance....)

: )

8:10 AM  
Blogger erica said...

Amie, I love the socks. For some reason, they look somewhat like some socks I'm working on too. :)

11:19 AM  

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