today is monday, work from home day. i have lots of stuff to read, and a paper to edit:
but first i went grocery shopping. when i came home, a package had arrived:
i tried to distract ricco from eating it with some basil that needed trimming:
but apparently dogs dont do basil.
i knew what was in the box and was excited, because ive wanted this book for ages and have been trying to knit something from it:
and then i got distracted taking photos of my first foray into the land of the cabled sock:
i am pretty happy with these. yesterday knitabulous showed me yet another way of doing the difficult ‘through the back loop’ left crossover and i think the ‘cable’ is right:
and if its not, im learning something new in the attempt! i showed them to trent, for whom they are intended. he thought they were ‘very pretty’. if hes ok with wearing pretty socks, im ok with making them. jem thought the wollmeise in ‘mitternacht’ was actually a bit annoying and flicked it out of the way
and then stood there till i took a picture of him:
well he is rather handsome. not to be outdone was the princess basking in the morning sunshine.
i think this is her favourite time of year for sun baking, not too hot, a slight breeze. and she is very pretty! i also couldnt resist taking a photo of the greenfield cardigan in progress:
ive done lots of it and its almost ready to be divided for the arm holes, but i need a break from the garter stitch for a day or two. not that i dont love it. like Lyn, i am pleasantly surprised at how the simplicity of the garter rows are creating an elegant fabric that looks like something’s happening, but isnt.
and the berocco ultra alpaca light. swoon. very pretty indeed.
all my reading? not so much….