Managed to finish No. 1 Straight-up Sock while listening to Carlheinz Schreiber underwhelm the Oliphant Inquiry. This is actually my best-to-date heel, gussets & toe. I’m glad that this ended up becoming another commoner garden sock, so I could actually have a rounded toe for once. I better cast on its mate while all of this brilliance is fresh in the brain.
The white flecks are from the denim yarn. In the Spring ’09 issue of Knits the staff reviewed Rowan Denim cotton in the ‘News & Views’ article. They gave good information on the difference between most yarns, and denim yarns. Traditionally indigo is used to dye denim cotton. Wikipedia’s entry on indigo dye is here, and it says:
For many years indigo was also used to produce deep navy blue colors on wool. Indigo does not bond strongly to wool fibers, and wear and repeated washing slowly removes the dye.
Hence the white flecks in mah sock.
Back to Mr. Schreiber. It was my first day watching his testimony before the Inquiry. This was the 3rd, and Mr. Wolson for the Inquiry was in full flight. At some point before the morning break, Mr. Wolson led the witness through 3 pieces of paper. Without hesitation, Carlheinz Schreiber owns that certain named words are in his handwriting. When asked (and asked, and asked) if he wrote the words in his handwriting, Carlheinz Schreiber maintains that he did not. Several circles in the questioning later, Mr. Schreiber gave an explanation for this answer. How did his handwriting get there? He allows, “It’s a miracle.”
That was the one rise out of the witness for the day it seemed. He was later quite flip about giving Mr. Mulroney baseless yet abject apologies in a letter he knew was destined for Prime Minister Harper’s hands. What a tangled web he wove.
Mr. Pratt also crossed the witness in the afternoon on Mr. Mulroney’s behalf. It was a good cross but I fell asleep at a certain point.