I had a whole bunch of stuff I was going to do today but none of it is happening. T-Man is off work from now until Dec 29 so we will have a very relaxing holiday – starting today. It’s somewhere around -6 C. and slippery outside so there’s no walkies today. We’re hanging out under the covers in bed! We even had both breakfast and lunch in here. Talk about your lazy bones, eh?
So it’s not all just sittin’. There’s been some knittin’ going on as well. Here’s the pair of socks I finished and will give to Nana (T’s mom) tomorrow at our Solstice party at Milady Daughter’s. Yeah, I know I don’t give Christmas presents. It’s a Yule gift, ok? Her feet are probably cold. Mine are even with 2 pairs of socks plus felted slippers on.
Kaffe’s Pool Socks
Begun: December 13, 2008
Completed: December 18, 2008
Yarn: Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett, 50 g/210 m, 1.2 skeins = 276.0 yards (252.4m), 4453 Exotic Pool, from Nestucca Bay Yarns in Lincoln City, OR.
Needles: Clover Takumi bamboo dpns, 2mm
Pattern: Damselfly’s Plain Socks on 64 sts, 6” to heel flap, 6.25” to toe dec, dec to 24 sts, dog-ear reduction.
Comments: Pretty yarn colours designed by Kaffe Fassett. I like the way some colours dash into the next one. Has a very long repeat though – only about 3 times per sock. I have some left and will find out if she wants matching fingerless mitts.
We haven’t just been snuggled in bed. We actually went out last evening to a movie which is a rare event for us, though this time the theatre was only a few blocks away from home. We saw “Australia”, which is an excellent movie. Entertaining in all ways even if the characters and storyline were somewhat stereotypical. Like an old western only in WWII-era northern Australia. The cinematography was fabulous and the little boy perfectly cast and the most natural actor in the whole movie. We nearly froze in the theatre though. There were only a few people there so no extra body heat to share. Luckily we were dressed for the weather and just kept our coats on. I took off my hat but put my gloves back on halfway through. It’s a very long movie. At least watching hunky Hugh Jackman for 3 hours plus was worth freezing my feet for.