One pair of giant clown socks.
Kindly note how well they match. Pure, dumb luck.
I generally don’t try terribly hard to make socks match, but the patterning on this Opal yarn is such that it seemed like a good idea to try. And when I have a single large skein of yarn for a pair of socks, I generally don’t split it and rewind it — unless I’m making larger guy socks and I want to be sure I have enough yarn for them both.
In this case I wound the skein into a ball, then wound off half of it (by weight) into a second skein. Then I wound the remainder of the skein so all the yarn is “facing” the same way. Know what I mean? If I hadn’t, one of the socks’ stripes would have been upside-down.
Anyway. That’s really all I’ve been up to, apart from starting another sock. Thanks for all the get well wishes. I’m still feeling pretty lousy, but depending on how much sleep I manage tonight, I may go into the office tomorrow. We’ll see. I haven’t done much in the way of knitting, but made an effort to finish the giant clown socks because I need to give them to my brother this weekend.
Thanks also for the ideas for ways to keep Lucy warm. I ordered her a Cozy Cushion from Drs. Foster & Smith. It has “a core layer of thermo-reflective material that uses your cat’s own body heat to warm the entire cushion” as the description states. I ordered the one in the blue fabric, to match Lucy’s eyes.
In the meantime, she doesn’t look too uncomfortable does she?