My current work in progress:

1. Brickless, designed by Martina Behm, knit from Mrs. Crosby Carpet Bag in the "Boston Fern" colorway on a 4.0 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Huh? Wha?

I did not go to work on Friday — my doc upped one of my meds to three-fold strength and I spent the day in a bit of a loopy haze, reclining on the couch, a la Camille in her last throes of consumption.

Here is my view as I lay on the couch.

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She’s pretty comfy.

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Lucy has a tough job.
I thought I was going to get tons of knitting done, but not so much, as it turned out.

But I did finish the Lacy Rib socks on Thursday night.

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Done in Classic Elite Alpaca Sox yarn (yarn will be available for sale next month) in the “Fruit Salad” colorway in my own pattern, on 2mm needles.

I broke out a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the Deep Sea Flower colorway for my next sock and got started.

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I purchased my Smooshy sock yarn at The Loopy Ewe. As of this posting, there’s a nice selection of colors available there.

Here is Teddy modeling the sock-in-progress, with his usual flair and panache.

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And I worked on the sock for most of the weekend. And finished the first sock.

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The heel close-up:

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This is extremely nice sock yarn. It is very . . . well . . . smooshy. And on my 2mm needles it knits up very firmly to my usual fingering gauge of 8 stitches and 12 rows to the inch. The pattern is once again my own. I’m having a lot of fun coming up with sock patterns during this Summer of Socks.

So . . . does anyone have an idea what to name this newest sock design? My brain is all spongy and incapable of such creative tasks like naming sock patterns. Leave your suggestions in the comments and I’ll post a poll so you can vote on some of my favorites.

A Reminder

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’m going through some health issues and am on some pretty strong meds and am in varying amounts of pain all the time. I can only stand to be at the computer for very short periods of time, and therefore I am by necessity limiting my online time to blog-writing, and a bit of blog-reading. I don’t have time or energy to do pattern searches in response to email requests, explain how to execute particular knitting stitches (I suggest you google for online knitting help sites for this), or refigure someone else’s sock pattern because you want to knit it in a different gauge, or troubleshoot someone else’s pattern (I suggest you contact the pattern author in both those cases). I realize that not everyone who emails me saw my blog post about this a couple of weeks ago, so I’m mentioning it again here. ‘Nkay???

Book Giveaway

I had 621 emails for the book giveaway this week. The random number generator chose Madeline K. to receive the copy of The Celtic Collection. Madeline, I’ve emailed you.

Tune in tomorrow when I will hopefully be more coherent. But I wouldn’t count on it.

Comments

  1. Wendy in Cambridge says:

    I love the new sock! That lace pattern is just gorgeous. I’m going to want to knit all of the socks you’re designing!

    Thanks so much for continuing to blog in spite of your pain, Wendy. We all look so forward to reading it. But please take the best care of yourself.

    I see that you had a lovely view while reclining on your couch!

  2. Hope you are feeling Wendy… nothing worse than “med-fog”. Are you a Harry Potter lover? Good time to plop down with book 7 and just veg! Your socks are gorgeous. I ordered a set of sock blockers similar to yours (with doggies) and plan to try them out soon. be well..

    Ricki

  3. First of all, I hope you’re feeling better soon. It must be frustrating trying to determine the proper meds and dosages to help you feel more like yourself (your “pre-pain” self, I mean!).
    This isn’t very original since it is Dream in Color yarn, but how about Dreamy as a name for your latest socks? The pattern is lovely and the color is, I have to say it, dreamy.

  4. I’m so sorry for your pain. I’ve been through longish periods of pain and know how wearing it is. I’m glad you can find solace in socks! When I look at your current beauties, I think “River Run Socks.”

  5. Sorry people are expecting you to solve their knitting problems EVER, but much less while you’re feeling awful. I’ve been through chemotherapy and know just how miserable being laid low makes you — I, too, had a vigilant Nurse Kitty. Aren’t they loves?

    How about Lace Dreams for the sock pattern? Lame, I know. But I thought it incorporated the sock yarn AND your state of mind (while on drugs, I mean).

  6. Annette says:

    Sorry to hear that you’re still under the weather. Your socks are looking beautiful. You could name the Dream in Color blue sock “Airhead”… it looks nice and airy, plus you’ve told us that the meds are making you, well, a little like an airhead. Hope things work out for you soon.

  7. Good luck with the meds. I’m impressed you’re still knitting and blogging at all.

  8. Socks: Lace Panel
    Nothing like a comfy kitty to lull you to sleep…Continued well wishes are coming your way with a (gentle) cyber hug.
    If I keep thinking, the names will get worse! Lucy has the right idea, I’ll go nap while I can. Take care x

  9. I hope the meds work for you. My husband has been going through the wringer with pain meds for his polyneuropathy so I feel for you and KOARC. As always, your socks are inspirational Wendy! I too have found that, for many and various reasons, I cannot stop knitting socks either!

    Anyway, just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with you and I do hope that there’s a way for you to manage the pain.

    Kim

  10. The full picture of the sock first made me think of swirls on a barber pole, so how about ‘Swirly-cue Lace’?

    Since we’re talking about naming things, I have to tell you I just finished a pair of socks in Crystal Palace Panda Cotton, in the Reggae colorway. I’m calling them my ‘Dreadsocks’. Hope that wasn’t too lame, and gave you a bit of a chuckle.

    I think I’m going to have an Autumn of Socks when you’re done making up all these great patterns!

    Hope you feel better soon.

  11. Ooh, those are nice socks! (Both pairs …)

    Lucy is certainly a dedicated nurse, I’m sure she is doing her best to keep you company. I hope you’ll feel at least some better, soon.

  12. Alas! But at least you have excellent drugs. Poor Lucy. So exhausted from the effort of taking care of you. ;)

  13. Mama Cat says:

    I hope Lucy continues to do her job – which for now is to keep you immobilized on the couch and comforted and transmitting much kitty love to you. I hope that you are feeling better soon. If I lived near you I’d make some chicken soup or chocolate chip cookies or whatever else would be heartening and comforting. As it stands, I’ll send positive healing thoughts.

  14. For the socks, Azure Waves.

    As for the rest, take care of yourself. I love reading your blog, and miss it on days you don’t post. But you don’t owe me a damn thing! It amazes me that readers ask you to do their homework for them, but I suppose it shouldn’t. Nevertheless, you don’t owe anyone who doesn’t know you well enough to do your grocery shopping for you any kind of apology.

  15. Aie, so sorry you’re feeling worse – let me know if you need MORE sock yarn and I’ll send you a treat… As for the pattern – it’s lovely, reminds me of water ebbing and flowing; perhaps “Current?”
    Hoping you’ll be on the upswing soon…

  16. I hope you are coherent and comfortable enough to enjoy all the Lucy hanging out and bonding time.

    How about Rhapsody in Blue?

  17. love your new sock, but no suggestions for pattern name, though it is lovely. hope you’re feeling better soon…take care….

  18. I wish you were feeling better, yesterday.
    How about Lacey Ladders?

  19. Feel better!

  20. Karen Ruthig, Baltimore, MD says:

    You mentioned that your brain is all “spongy.” I’ve seen some gorgeous sea sponges in vibrant colors and intricate shapes, while scuba diving — beautiful like your just-finished sock. The Spongy Sock would certainly be appropriate, although you might not want to associate this beauty with your present state of mind. :=)

    I stumbled onto the following site on Friday that has loads of good knitting information. Perhaps it might help some people that are looking for knitting help online: http://techknitter.blogspot.com/2007/01/chronological-index-for.html.

    Feel better . . .

  21. Socks – I thought, “Slip, Sliding Away”

  22. Sure hope you’re better sooooon, many get well wishes!
    How about Lacy Ridges?

  23. I just recently got some Smooshy myself. It does really seem yummy!

    Hope you can feel better soon. Pain sucks.

  24. How about Blue Haze? They are very pretty, whatever you end up calling them.

    Hope you feel better soon. Don’t feel guilty about not feeling up to helping the entire world with their knitting problems. If people can figure out how to make their email work, they should be able to just google stuff, you’d think. You’d think.

    And enjoy the drugs, some people pay really good money on the street for that stuff.

  25. Luise in Cambridge says:

    The only thing that isn’t ‘nkay is your pain. My prescription — all the meds your doctor can dream up, a mystery in your hands (and several more piled beside you), and Lucy at your feet, all of which should allow for frequent naps. Good luck.

  26. Pam the Yarn Goddess says:

    Wow… your socks are always so beautiful! This pair is no exception.

    Since you knitted them out of Dream in Color, and you were in a dreamy sort of haze that day, maybe “Dream in Lacy Blue?” You could also do a pun and call them “Dream of Lucy in the Sky”.

    I sincerely hope you’re feeling better soon. As one who lives with chronic pain and a disease that is eating me alive from the inside out, I can empathize. You should get used to your pill increase soon. Until then, don’t try to do anything beyond your limits (I’m sounding like a doctor here). Just rest, knit, and let Lucy be your buddy. Make sure that Mr. Wendy helps you as much as possible.

    Knit on, good woman!

  27. My jaw dropped when you said people contact you to resize socks for them. Excuse me?? I mean – Really? Gee, if I had known that I might not have spent so much time doing it myself and learning how. geesshhhhhhh – the noive of some people!!!!!

    All I can think of for the sock name is 5-Diamond Trellis socks. No imagination at all some days… That being said, I do hope you start to get some relief soon, Wendy.

  28. Marianne Y says:

    I love your new Dream in Color Smooshy socks! Your pattern & color are gorgeous! Some possible names for your new pattern might be Dreamy Lace Socks or Summer Dreams Socks. And, thank you for the tip that Sheri has some Dream in Color back in stock!

    Wendy, I really hope you are feeling better soon! I can certainly empathize with your pain, etc. I broke my L1 vertebrae in my back in multiple places in a freak fall on July 1. I spent 5 days in the hospital, & I now have what they call a turtle shell (hard shell) brace from my pubic bone to my arm pits. It’s very uncomfortable, but at least it is giving me some stability to sit up for very short periods of time. I’m still trying to find a position where I can knit and type somewhat comfortably. In the meantime, I’m pretty much flat on my back, with my laptop computer on my chest, but not able to type without sitting up. It does let me read, though.

    Wendy, I hope you & I both heal & feel better soon!!! Take care!!!

  29. Gillian says:

    I see those lovely socks differently… “All lined up” socks. Get well(er) soon.

  30. I vote to call the new sock design Waterfall. And I hope you feel better soon!

  31. I am so sorry that your pain has become so disabling that you are losing enjoyable time from your life (forget about work – ibelieve me, it will be there tomorrow). At least you are getting some knitting done and have wonderful companions in KOARC and Lucy.

    Having suffered for over eighteen months before my genius neurosurgeon at Virginia Hospital Center put me back together again, I know what you are suffering through and I can only hope that your doctor is able to ultimately come up with a treatment plan that will make you as healthy as I am today. Don’t be like me – leave the work, the blogging, the cleaning, cooking, etc. behind and get the rest you need to heal. I learned the hard way not to do all of the aforementioned.

    As for the socks, I like the idea of “Slip Sliding Away” but would also like to suggest “Lazy Hazy Socks of Summer.”

  32. My name suggestion for your socks is “Blueberry Smooshy.”

    Sorry to read you’re not doing better; here’s a heartfelt wish for a swift recovery.

  33. Dawn in NL says:

    Hi Wendy,

    Sorry you are having a rough time. Glad you have Lucy to take care of you.

    Sock name – how about Blueless (like Clueless or Blue Lace).

    All the best

  34. Darlin’, don’t worry about us! Do your best to get well.

    As soon as I saw those socks, I thought that the pattern looked like a trellis in the evening next to a porch. The evening part is probably because of the blue color. So my suggestion is “Trellis in evening”, a bit cheesy, but, in my mind, descriptive nonetheless.

    Rest, get better.

  35. I’m so sorry you’re still hurting. Take care of yourself, and we’ll all be here when you get back :) Meanwhile, maybe something about Latticework for the new socks? Just a thought. Hope these new meds help a bit…

  36. My first thoughts were Ladder Lace or Trellis Lace, and I see variations of those both in the comments.

    How about Step It Up Lace?

    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  37. I’m so sorry you are not well! I hope your pain can be managed effectively until the Docs can find a permanent solution. Get well SOON!!

    Since your blue sock yarn came from the Loopy Ewe, and you are ever so slightly loopy as you knit them, why not name them the Loopy Blue socks.

  38. PICAdrienne says:

    I like

    Lacy Lattice Socks

    They are very pretty socks.

    Lucy!, take good care of Mama, just as Mama took care of you when your leg was ailing.

  39. Well at least Lucy is comfortable. ;) I hope that your new meds help.

    Love the new sock. As for a name, I keep thinking Smooshy Dreams, but people might take it the wrong way. LOL Maybe the Blue Shmoo or just Shmoo.

  40. Sorry to hear you’re still feeling under the weather but at least you’ve got lovely, furry company.

    The socks are lovely. Makes me want to pull out my skein of Smooshy and cast on.

    Feel better soon.

  41. Sorry to hear you are still crook (kiwi slang for unwell). Hope you get better soon. Lovely blue sock.

  42. Wendy, Hope you’re back on your feet soon. Sometimes, I don’t know what’s worse the pain/illness or the side effects of the treatment. Thinking of you.

  43. Lazy Ladders. I meant to write Lacy Ladders–but, misspelled it. But I kinda like Lazy instead of Lacy.

    Feel better, Wendy. I’m glad nurse Lucy is there to keep an eye on thing.

  44. Frances says:

    Hi Wendy,
    Hope you feel better soon!

    I think the name Deep Sea Bubbles works well. The lace looks like little bubble rising from the ocean, to me.

  45. They are beautiful. I think you should call them “Pain Killers” because, hopefully, knitting them helped you to take your mind off of your pain for a little while. I really hope that you will feel better again soon. Oh, P.H., my orange tabby guy thinks Lucy is classy!

  46. Lacy Channels – in the blue the socks instantly made me think of rivers running to the sea.

    I hope your back is better soon!

  47. What an attentive nurse Lucy is!

    The sock kinda reminds me of a breakfast coffee cake thing I occasionally make: Huckleberry buckle.

    Feel better soon!

  48. Well, if you have to be laid up on the couch, it helps to have a furry friend. I bet Lucy is vastly more efficacious than any prescription sleeping pill. Just those photos make me relaxed….

    The color of those socks reminds me of those blue freezepops that were my favorite flavor as a kid, so I say “FreezePop Socks.” Kind of goes with the Summer of Socks theme, too.

  49. Lucy looks a little foggy through the pictures.
    Sorry to hear things aren’t getting better.
    Your socks are gorgeous.
    The new pattern reminds me of the waves that come from the wake of a boat, or the ripples after something drops in the water.
    Wake water socks?

  50. I’m impressed. I tried to knit a plain stockinette sock leg while on fairly mild pain meds awhile back. I kept having difficulty counting the purl stitches in the pattern until I finally realized that there weren’t any and gave up. You’re incredible to get that blue sock started under the circumstances.

  51. Sending happy thoughts and wishing away your pain Wendy :) What about a name like “Smoo-sox” … a combo of the yarn name and well, socks of course!

  52. Penny T says:

    My suggested name for your beautiful socks is “Synchronous Fireflies.” The lacy holes are in a sort of natural pattern, and the yarn looks like the twilight sky.

    I’m sorry you’re not feeling better, and that you’re being set upon by hapless knitters. When you’re well again, perhaps you could establish an “Ask Wendy” online advice business, at some lovely $$ amount per question!

  53. I’m sorry to read that things aren’t improving. Pain all the time can be so…well…all consuming. Happy healing thoughts are on the way.

  54. Thomasean says:

    I know that back thing all too well. I hope you and your doctor have a mental connection going on and that things will be better soon and very soon. I know it is hard, but please try to relax. Even in those drug induced states… there can be some underlying anxiety because of the pain . Do you have any relaxation “tapes”??

    Sock name (considering how you ‘re feelin): Lace ‘n Blues or Blues ‘n Lace.

  55. granny purple says:

    I, too, have a rescue named Lucy–a glossy black DSH. When I was laid up with a broken leg, she spent every night sleeping on my bladder–I mean stomach. The healing powers of our furry friends are beyond imagination! I hope your Lucy is equally effective.

  56. Stinkerbell is impressed you can knit in pain, let alone such pretty things. and just hopes they find the good drugs for you and the pain subsides…
    and Stinkerbell also hopes that Stinkerbell stops talking about herself in the third person :)

  57. Robin Pearce says:

    How about Holey Socks Batman!. Get well soon, maybe Lucy could help, Cat love can cure anything:)

  58. Hope you’re better soon! Pet love is the best!

    You’re new sock made me immediately think about the beach and since I’m a West Coaster – California Dreamin’ came to mind or simple Ocean Waves.

  59. How about ” Socks under the Influence” !! Are you sure the yarn is called Smooshy, or is that your current state of awareness!!! You poor thing–I do hope all this medication pays of and you are feeling better soon. I hate being on any meds.

  60. Kitty nurses are the best! Feel better, dear girl. Your socks continue to stun and amaze me!

  61. Hey Wendy, thanks for the heads up about DIC being restocked at the loopy ewe. I have been looking for that exact colorway, and thanks to you I was able to snap one up before it sold out completely. It made my day, thanks again!

    Also, warm cat purring puts me right to sleep. Hope it does the same for you…!

  62. Dear Wendy,

    I hope you feel better soon.
    The alpaca socks, and the new blue socks look wonderful.
    As for the name for the blue socks, the design reminds me of rows of vines against the backdrop of a beautiful provence sky. I therefore suggest Provence Vineyard.

    Caroline, the SockPixie

  63. blue ridge mountain. they just said that to me.

  64. Get well………..that is the most important……….and Lucy having comfortable naps!

  65. Maureen says:

    I’ve been through the chronic pain thing with my back. The meds did help, but it was so frustrating that I couldn’t read more than a sentence without zoning out. My hip replacement took much of the strain off my back though, and it’s been much better since.
    My sympathies.
    Oh, and try an ice pack.
    Or ice in your drink.

  66. I hope you can find the balance of meds that will leave you pain-free but able to think. It’s got to be in there somewhere! People gotta knit!

  67. It’s good for you to take it easy. Not so easy for a busy, talented person with so much to do and so little time, LOL! Hope you feel better soon! I love the socks! The blue ones are my favorite grouping of colors. I have to try really hard to not buy everything I see in that colorway. I think a good name would be “Spiraling Ladders”.

    I can’t wait to be able to buy some of these new patterns that you have been inventing!!! I’m glad Lucy is still taking her nursing job very seriously!

  68. Sending you all the pain-free thoughts I can muster. I hope things improve soon.

  69. Teddy looks like Marge Simpson.

  70. I am sorry to hear about your health.

    The sock reminds me of an wine orchard all the little lines in a row.

    Best wishes and I hope you feel better soon.

  71. Your new socks are lovely. “Garden Gate” is what popped into my head when I was looking at them.

    Hope you are better soon!

  72. You’ve got lots of good coping tips. Mine is to give you ample permission to slow down, rest, SLEEP, heal. Then be an annoyance to your medical professionals until they have convinced you that everything that can be done is being done.

    Blue-violet eyelet?

  73. At this rate, you’ll never reach my optimistic number! You’ve just got to get better!

  74. Have a good rest. Lucy, take care of her.
    I like the pattern on the Smooshy yarn sock.

  75. Theresa in Italy says:

    I can’t come up with a name for those gorgeous socks that’s even close to some of the great names already suggested! I’ll just wait for the vote.

    I am so sorry to hear that you’re still in pain and that you’re being pestered for advice. As someone else already said, if they can work their email, they can work a search engine, or so you’d think. (Or they can buy your book!)

    Rest, heal, let others take care of you till you’re better.

  76. Nurse Lucy knows what she’s doing. :) She’s acting as a lap weight to keep you pinned to the sofa so you’ll rest up. See? Cats really DO know best!

  77. Meribeth says:

    I wish there was something to relieve your pain. Don’t let it get you down, Wendy. Rest! Sending more vibes…

    Gorgeous socks! And so many good suggestions. Mine? Lucy Lace. Since she is taking such good care of you. I noticed that she has discovered the healing technique of “make patient move so I can snuggle and sleep…errr, heal.”

  78. Lovely sicks, and lovely Lucy series! Photos like that make me wish I could be a cat, as they look like they can relax so much more thoroughly than us! I hope that things get resolved quickly so that your pain starts decreasing, and goes away!

  79. Oops! Socks!!

  80. Barbara-Kay says:

    Nurse Lucy is very attentive, and doing her job well!

    My Meezers and I send you best wishes for a speedy recovery, and pray God’s blessings on you and yours.

  81. I hope you start feeling better soon. It’s awful to be sick for extended periods of time. At least you have a furry little nursemaid to make sure you are cared for properly!

    The new sock makes me think of a vineyard, so maybe “Napa Valley Socks” or “In the Vineyard Socks.” What do you think?

  82. Take care of yourself, Wendy! And it looks like you have a watchful nurse with you. :)

  83. I’m just beginning to wonder whether perhaps Summer of Socks will end up in a “Toe-up Sock Book” by Wendy herself???
    (I’d SOOOOOOO adore one…)
    Listen, you stay in whatever loopy haze you need to stay in to get well.
    Sending very gentle
    (((((hugs)))))

  84. As someone who has often spent days on the couch or in bed, drifting on a haze of pain and brain-fog, and who has also taken far too many sick days from work because of such issues, I feel much sympathy and empathy, and I’m sending good happy vibes your way. Feel better, and (though I’m sure you know this), don’t overdo it. (Maybe you’ll get a present in the mail soon, to perk you up a little. :D)

  85. Wishing you the best. I know what it is like to be on the couch wishing I felt good enough to knit. You have a great nurse, Sending you both warm and healing thoughts.

  86. The design reminds me of a spiral staircase under water. I want to call it Rhinemaiden’s Staircase for the river goddesses of the Rhine River from the Ring Cycle. Or other female water nymph name.

    Hope you can get coherent soon.

  87. Deep Sea Currents – pretty yarn and pretty pattern!

  88. Ann in CT says:

    Sock name: Blueberry Whip
    (like whipped cream) I don’t know, maybe I should go eat lunch now.
    I like the close up of Lucy’s eye.
    Feel better soon.

  89. I really hope you start feeling better soon. But the socks you’ve produced under the medicated haze are amazing and gorgeous. Lucy is quite the dedicated nurse, and where it not for her tender devotion I would be wracked with fear for you safety. As is I can only give you my best wishes and a heartfelt get well soon!

    K. Z.

    My name suggestions:
    Hazy Perception
    Alliance of the Misty Peaks
    Dusky Blue
    Indigo Spires

  90. Oh yes, and also Ethereal Dreams.

  91. Suggestions:
    Rippling Waves

  92. Carol Lee says:

    Wendy,
    From one knitter in pain to another – you are in my thoughts and prayers! I’m glad to read that you’re taking care of yourself properly.
    Your “summer of socks” socks are wonderful – inspirational, as always.
    Carol in Prince George, VA

  93. beautiful socks … how about calling them “Deep Sea Rising” Socks. they look like bubbles floating to the surface! I hope you feel better soon! I just started a pair in the classy (worsted) DiC ‘cool fire’. just simple toe ups, with 2×2 ribbing and ending in 1×1 for the top of the cuff :) i love that color you have

  94. Hi Wendy, Hope you’re feeling better soon. Back pain sucks big-time. Just curious, does your gauge ever change based on the strength of pain-killer dosage? I’d think one’s hands would be more relaxed or some such…

  95. Ms. Lucy is adorable as she poses for her closeups! And yes, the Smooshy yarn is fantastic – I’ve done three scarves and a pair of gloves in it so far as holiday gifts and it knits like a dream. Feel better, soon!

  96. Lisa in Georgia says:

    Hi Wendy,

    I hope you’re feeling better!

    I think a good name for your socks is Purple Haze socks, but me thinks the colorway has too much blue action. Maybe just call them Blue Haze. ;)

  97. Hope U R feeling better very, very soon. Lucy is doing an excellent job of comforting you (cats are very good at this). Med-fogs aren’t much good for anything except dozing on the couch, maybe reading a little bit. Have you read any of the #1 Detective Ladies by Alexander McCall ? – I might be a bit off with the title. Wonderful books – perfect for recuperative patients.

    I’ll have to think a bit before I submit an idea to name the new (beautiful blue) sock.

    Am sending healing thoughts your way every day! luv.m.

  98. I hope you feel better soon! Lucy is definitely a great nurse!!

    I like the sock a lot. It’s very pretty!