. . . because many, many (I might go so far as to say most) of the songs/artists you suggested are ones I already have in my iTunes library!
But there are some you’ve mentioned that I don’t have, so you’ve given me a good list to work with and I thank you for that. For example, I can’t believe it has never occurred to me to get Carole King’s Tapestry.
When I was in high school, I took art classes because I had high hopes of becoming an artiste (which clearly did not work out). In my sophomore year, we had a record player in the classroom and a teacher who did not mind if we played music during class. We had two albums: Godspell and Tapestry, which we played over and over and over, for the entire school year. The result of that is that I run screaming in the opposite direction whenever I hear anything from Godspell, but I am instantly transported back to being a teenager and the fun I had in that art class when I hear anything from Tapestry.
A Time-Suck of Epic Proportions
Thanks to the lovely ladies at Mason-Dixon Knitting, I found the link to this site, where you can do cool things with photos. Like this:
Anyhow . . .
I started a new sock. Shocking, isn’t it?
Because it is hotter than all get-out here, I am happy to be knitting with Wollmeise in the am kalten Polar colorway, which, if the Google translating tool is correct, means “Arctic cold.”
Because this yarn stripes, I wanted a pattern that was relatively simple, and this one fits the bill nicely. It’s a very simple lace pattern I doodled up. It doesn’t “fight” with the striping, but adds a little interest, I think.
I’m calling the pattern “Halcyon Socks.” Because I like the name.
Some of you who have not experienced Wollmeise first-hand have asked if it is all it is cracked up to be. I think it is. The colorways are to die for. The yarn base is very interesting — it is a multi-ply and I don’t think I’ve seen another sock yarn that uses the same base. The one drawback is that if you are not careful, you can split the plies while knitting. But I find that I can adjust my knitting style slightly to accomodate that and have fewer problems. Also, I look at my work a bit more frequently (I tend not to look at my knitting while I knit socks) and that way catch and fix any splits, though I’ve not had many.
I’d be looking at my work more frequently anyway because the yarn is so darn pretty!
And now, for no particular reason, a photo of my giant fortune cookie!
Please note that this photo was taken last Friday and the fortune cookie (ahem) is no longer looking like this.
And of course, here is a pic of Miss Lucy.