We are getting a *bit* of rain here today. I spent some time today googling for used arks for sale.
Lucy and I thank you for all your good wishes on “Lucy Day.” It hardly seems like it has been five years since Lucy came to live with me. She was in quite an affectionate snuggly mood yesterday. But then, she usually is.
She’s come a long way from the frightened, timid kitty I first met five years ago!
The pattern for the Unnamed Sock has been sent off to Gryphon, along with the sock itself. I’ll be sure to let you know when the pattern is available for sale at The Sanguine Gryphon.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .
It’s a new sock in progress. What a surprise, eh?
This is being knit from ShibuiKnits sock yarn in the Orchid colorway (color #4201), on my ubiquitous 2mm needles. The pattern stitch is easy and fun to knit, and nicely stretchy, too. And it looks good in variegated yarn, so what’s not to like?
I’m calling this pattern “Summer 2008 Socks.” While it is not a particularly creative name, it is appropriate, because this pattern will be a freebie available only to the members of the Summer of Socks 2008. The pattern will be written in at least 3 sizes to make it as versatile and appealing to as many people as possible.
If you haven’t yet signed up for the Summer of Socks 2008, you still have time — sign-ups close May 15th. So hustle yourself over to the SOS ’08 sign-up page and get yourself signed up. Note that you *must* have either a blog, a Ravelry account and/or a Flickr ID to join.
Speaking of Socks
I revised my Sportweight Gusset Sock (pdf) pattern to cover a range of 4 sizes, from small to extra-large. It can always be found by clicking on the “free patterns” tab at the top of the blog.
Hey Grandpa! What’s for Supper?
I recently got review copies of the book The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper. I’ve really been enjoying delving into its pages. Not only does it have many drool-worthy recipes, but lots of good tips and basic information.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the look-out for recipes for stuff that is yummy, healthful, and relatively quick.
Would you like a copy of The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper? I’ve got one to give away, as I received two copies. Here’s what you’ve gotta do to be entered in the drawing for a copy of this book:
In the comments for today’s entry, leave me a recipe (or a link to a recipe) for an easy and healthful dish — it can be an appetizer, soup, main course, side dish, dessert — pretty much anything. Leave this comment by 5pm Eastern time on Thursday, May 15. I’ll choose a winner at random from among the comments.
Don’t be alarmed, by the way, if you leave a comment and it doesn’t show up right away. If there is a link in your comment, it might be held in the spam filter, but rest assured, I do check the filter a couple of times a day and release all non-spam comments. Sort of a catch and release kind of thing.
Lucy doesn’t understand the concept of catch and release. She is all about the catch. But not right now. Now she is all about the nap.