By the time the weekend rolled around, I was dying to get out of the house. 11 days straight at home?! Scream! It took some doing but I did get out both Sat & Sun.
The 1st Seduction Sock is finished. Woo hoo! Cool enough to get praise from MIL is what… and it could pass for a FO thanks to the infernal boot cast!
The last big set of rounds were done in public. DH kindly took his Mom shopping. He Hates shopping. I went along for the ride, and settled into a comfy leather chair at the Mall. My working needle snapped on the way over. I did have a usable but badly bent spare on hand. These are thin bamboo numbers – just 2.25 mm thick. I definitely knit socks tightly so that they are more durable. So, my needles take a whole lot of tension from yours truly.
Typically, Canadians are too polite to stare at/ interrupt us knit geeks. There are exceptions. After a while, I got the feeling I was being watched. Sure enough, a lady was standing a few feet in front of me, bent over and squinting at me. She jerked up & scampered off without a word! Later on, another lady made my day. She could not get over someone knitting at a Mall! It was nice to talk with a fellow knitter who appreciated the yarn, and pattern.
After all the good vibes, I’m well into the 2nd Seduction sock. She has a cuff, heel, and is now getting a foot. I’m also not short on the yarn, which is v. good. The sock needle may get out of this unfrogged.
The Garden – I have baby green tomatoes! On the vine! In my backyard! A first:) Here’s a pic now. You know, in case something goes wrong.
Yes, the grass does still need to be cut.
With luck, I’ll have another outing before long. Harry Potter does open this week…