Friday, April 13, 2007

Five Great Things About This Friday


1. The creeping crud I had all week seems to have gone on its merry way. I'm feeling good--and with all the rest I've had this week I'm positively energetic.

2. The sock above is half-way done. It's made from Lorna's Laces, which is expensive, so I wanted to do something more special than my usual K2, P2 stuff. The lace sock pattern I got from my yarn lady was IMPOSSIBLE. Maybe I'm not cut out for the really fancy stuff yet. Anyway, after knitting and frogging, knitting and frogging, and so on, I found this simpler pattern on Knitty.com and I'm down to the heel flap and haven't had to pull it back once.

3. I'm off from school today! Our school district builds three snow make-up days into the school calendar. Since we had only one snow day this year, we have two Fridays off this month. So here I am, feeling good, with the day off. (The irony, if that's what I may call it, is that snow is predicted for tomorrow. What is up with that? Snow in April?)

4. Although I haven't really done much quilting this week (see creeping crud above) the quilting has been going really well. I'm using Quilter's Dream batting for the first time and I am loving it. The needle just glides through the fabric so I can really get a good rhythm going.

5. And last, but definitely the best--we're going up to visit our daughter today!

I appreciate all the nice comments and well-wishes. It makes me feel good that so many of you took the time to show your concern.

Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

joyce said...

Love the sock. Once MANY years ago I made a sweater using that pattern. Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Jeanne said...

It's good to hear that you are feeling much better. Listing five great things about today is a wonderful idea.

lappemor said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. Love the sock, I'm still doing the boring "normal" sock knitting....

meggie said...

I love all these socks that everyone is knitting. I have done lots of knitting, but never tried socks! They look so cosy, but we dont get a lot of days that need cosy.
Glad the creeping crud has crept off!

meggie said...

I love all these socks that everyone is knitting. I have done lots of knitting, but never tried socks! They look so cosy, but we dont get a lot of days that need cosy.
Glad the creeping crud has crept off!

atet said...

Ohhh -- what fun and toasty looking socks. The closest I've ever come to knitting a sock is a Christmas stocking or two (ok, or 10 or so -- they are a tradition in my family) but somehow I don't think it's the same thing!

Libby said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better -- enjoy the time with your daughter *s*

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Pleased you are feeling better-well done on a snow day!! Tracey

ruth said...

The sock looks wonderful!

Finn said...

Great to hear the crud ran it's course, and you are back and renewed again. The sock is just fabulous! A real eye catcher for sure.
Love the Brave New World blocks. I had made one of my divorce quilts using that block. It has so many possibilities! You're is very comfortable looking, warm and like 'home' to me..*VBS* Hugs, Finn

Samantha said...

the sock looks great- what pattern is it?