Why was Lucy so interested in my A/V components? Cuz I got a new tv and tv stand! And as we know, all new additions to the home have to be thoroughly inspected and approved by the feline residents.
Fortunately, Lucy has stopped walking back and forth on the stand in front of the tv, because that was getting old for me. (And in case you care, that’s a 40″ Samsung LCD HDTV. Love it so far!)
Of course, to counteract the joy of having something shiny and new in my home, I yesterday discovered that the pole in my coat closet has collapsed from the weight of the coats hanging on it. Don’t you just hate when stuff like that happens? I’m thinking about working on a solution to the problem. Part of the solution is to get rid of the coats I don’t wear. But when I discovered the situation I simply closed the door on it and thought to myself (a la Scarlett O-Hara) “I’ll think about that tomorrow.”
There is still not much to see here knitting-wise. I am working along on my shawl. Here I am holding it artistically:
I am making good progress and I’m still loving it. And I’m dreaming about starting my Daily Sweater from the lovely Rowan Calmer I blogged about yesterday.
A couple of you have asked if I still work on the sock yarn log cabin blanket I started ages ago. The answer is no, I don’t. It lost its allure a long time ago and is stuffed in a tote bag in my stash room.
Oh, but to counteract the boredom of this blog post — something cool I got in the mail today.
This is a handpainted “sock flat” — sock yarn that has been machine knit into a long rectangle and then handpainted. To use it you unravel it and knit your socks from the unravelled yarn.
This is from Black Bunny Fibers. Carol has a small sock club that I’ve been a member of since its start. This go-round she did something different — sock flats! Isn’t that fun?
And what’s really cool about this sock flat is that it is double-knit, with 2 strands of sock yarn. That way your 2 socks will be identical. Pretty cool, huh?
Here is the flat laid out, well, flat.
Meanwhile, Lucy is just hangin’.