Monday, December 10, 2007

Notes from Somewhere Else

Clues about where the children and I are? Well, there's a lot of churches here, we just had a big lunch yesterday with my cousins and their children and my aunt and uncle, wild turkeys are walking outside of my window, we're going to spend the night at the farm I used to mosey around on as a child, and my children just put up a cedar tree in my mother's house that we cut on another relative's farm.

It's lovely, but the pictures are going to have to wait as my cable is at home, but there is actual knitting content -- I'm 50% through a sock. Yes, it is the only thing I can think of to knit right now, and Thing 1 is more than impatient for it, having walked through and then outgrown her only other pair of handknit. These are squooshy and soft, knit out of Cleckheaton Tapestry in some mix of blues and purples, and she'll love them.

I even did some spinning last night, even though I'd left the yarn guide that fits on the flyer at home. I MacGyvered a guide out of my wedding ring and a twist tie, and it's workable. I just hope I can find that little piece at home where I wrapped it safely to bring on this trip. . .

So even though I have about 28 papers to grade, this is shaping up to be a very nice pre-holiday family break. I hope you and yours are as relaxed.


Kate said...

Sounds like relaxation and loveliness all around.

And squooshy socks sound like a very good idea.

suzee said...

Hmmmmm. Could it be a place with a 60 degree temp range in one week? A place where Al Gore doesn't sound funny?

Nope, can't think.

Hey, I knit squooshy socks on my trip, too! What a coincidence!

Call me when you're bayside again for caffeinated beverages and chat.

allisonmariecat said...

Lots of churches argues for the south, but I'd have to check your past posts for clues :)

Sounds like a lovely place, and I'm very impressed with your MacGyver skills!

Laurel said...

Hey there! Can you send me your email addy please? I want to send you an invite to a knitting thingy.