Monday, February 15, 2010

Saying good-bye...

... to WIPs and a good man.

Here's two projects to mark down in my "Finish it February" personal challenge.

First up - the Crayon SocksPattern: From my head - Basic 3-1 Rib with 3 inch cuff
Yarn: Socks that Rock - Lightweight
Colour: Unknown - it's a mill end

I did most of the second sock at my final shift on Saturday at Job #2. I finished up the toe when I got home and immediately put them on. Nice and toasty.

Second - Little Boy GreenPattern: Baby Sophisticate - Free on Ravelry
Yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns - Big Cat (only used one skein!)
Colour: Huntsman

Quick little knit - I cast on for this on Saturday night and cast off today. The yarn - this is our newest edition to the Wandering Cat Line - BIG CAT! It's worsted weight, superwash merino - Scrummdiddlyumptuous! It's not up in the shop yet - but keep your eye out - I'll let you know the minute it is.

I hope everyone had a good Valentine's Day. Ours was unfortunately marked by the untimely passing of Dave's uncle. While he wasn't in the best of health - it was still a shock. He was only 55 and leaves behind his wife and six-year-old son. Make sure you give your loved ones an extra squeeze - because unfortunately we just never know how much time we have together.

10 comments:

lexa said...

Love your FOs! What a shame about Dave's uncle - that's young.

trek said...

My condolences.

Not ready for handspun said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. But you're right, always live for the day.

LeslieA said...

So sorry to hear about Dave's uncle losing a loved one is always a shock.

TheBlackSheep said...

So sorry about Dave's uncle. I feel for his family. So sad.

I do love the crayon socks. Very nice colourway, whatever it is.

Samantha said...

Nice socks. RIP Uncle.

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have been reminded a lot this year to be grateful for the time I have with the people I love...

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Those are all gorgeous.

We are sorry about Dave's uncle - even when someone is sick it is still hard.

Dee said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose the good ones.

Jeanne said...

I'm sorry about Dave's uncle - so sad.