More cottage knitting from this neglectful blog-writer:
I'm not entirely sure how I missed posting the last two days of last week but it probably had something to do with the crazy workload. Back now! and ready to show off not just one finished sock but also, one adorable knitting bowl.
I am sure I remember my aunt and uncle serving salad at the cottage table in this giant wooden fish bowl. I wouldn't be comfortable putting food in it now... when I found it again the finish was a bit marred, and inside there were some reminiscences left by mice (ahem) which I cleaned out with Lysol. It was one of those unforgettable experiences that I was certain would appear at the forefront of my mind every time I put salad ingredients or potato chips in it. But after much rinsing I felt it would be wonderful for holding my knits-in-progress at the cottage.
Then the summer went sideways and we never even one of the 'long stay' visits I had hoped would finally happen. The poor bowl sat all summer looking sad and empty, and this past weekend, when we dashed north for just a day to start the closing process, I put all my travel knits inside just to see how it looked.
Next summer, I will totally use this thing. Heck, I might even bring it home to the house, which will be done by then.
For now though, let's just admire the pretty sock for which I now need to knit a mate, ugh.
Are you totally tired of looking at socks yet? I think you must be. I think I might be, and I also think I have an ominously large stack of socks that need toes grafted and ends run in after all these months of mindless knitting. I have knit so many fingering-weight socks I am pretty sure I will feel like I'm knitting with strung-together macaroni when I finally pick up some yarn and needles for boot weight socks.
On the upside, I should have a nearly-adequate number of socks knit to the right length for autumn comfort. Because fall is coming, you know. The lush green planting outside my window is turning brown at the edges and the daytime temperatures are not quite so punishing any more. Pretty soon it will be urgent for me to finish my pretty green cowl and maybe even knit a hat to go with it... h'mmmmm.
Meanwhile: go have a wonderful day. See you tomorrow (I promise!)