Well Good Morning!
It's Monday and the sun is shining. I am so freakin' groggy - did not sleep well last night and, apparently, did not have enough coffee this morning. As I was leaving the house I put my water bottle in my knitting bag...not making sure it was closed tightly...it tipped over on my way to work and everything in my knitting bag got wet.
So, it is all spread out by my printer in hopes that it will dry. The bottom of my bag (which is felted) is soaked. I have that on a lower window sill with the blind open hoping the sun will dry it. Ah well, at least it is just water (mint flavored).
The weekend certainly sped by. It was filled with entirely too many errands - many of which were fruitless which is fairly annoying. In spite of too much running around, I did manage to finish the first YinYang Kitty Sock!
Cute, huh? Obviously I still need to put the whiskers on. I will wait until Sock #2 is completed (and I'm on the heel flap of that one!!) and then decide how to do the whiskers. I may use embroidery thread and put them on that way, or I may use the yarn. Tacking it down is the issue. The green eyes are only 3 stitches each so tacking down/sewing in the ends of the yarn was an issue and a bit fiddly - I didn't want the green showing through the white in other places. Likewise with the nose/mouth. But I also don't want lumps in the socks - lol. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Still, I'm happy with the result. The 2nd one is the reverse - white on the cuff and the kitty body will be the dark grey.
This is shaping up to be a fairly busy week at work, but I'm hoping to show the second YinYang sock before the week is over.
Fletch and I did finish reading The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (I liked 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea better, but this one was very good). Last night we started Around the World in Eighty Days - I guess we are on a Jules Verne kick! I'm more than halfway through The Dakota Winters and still enjoying it very much.
The big tomatoes are starting to ripen (I picked two yesterday) and Fletch counted 5 cantaloupes on the volunteer plant!
Hoping you all had wonderful weekends and I'm hoping I will soon feel a little less groggy! Here's to a great week!