Sunday, March 22, 2009

This Is Spring?/New Pair of Socks

According to the calendar Spring sprung on Friday. We awakened not to the blooming of tulips, daffodils and crocuses but rather to snowflakes. See this photo taken early in the morning from the deck of our home. Brandeis and Teddy Bear enjoyed the surprise and were as frisky as if it was the first snowfall of the season. Let's make it the last one until November, please...but we have been known to have snowy Aprils.

These past 5 1/2 weeks since Stratton's death have been some of the most difficult, sad and stressful of my life. I now have good days and some not-so-good days. I doubt that will ever change, no matter how much time passes. I am told that my vets think I am back to normal and handling things. NOT! One of these days,especially if it is a bad one, and someone says the wrong thing to me, they might get a reality check...

I have been knitting some the past two weeks. I finished these socks (yes, they do match) last night and am wearing them today. I think the yarn is from On-line and I know I bought it at Stitches in November. I started a scarf from Schaeffer Anne in the colorway Crocus which is a lovely, rich purple/light pink/sage green. All being knitted from the corner (much like a dishcloth) in garter stitch. I will knit until the 560 yards is done...this will be a large scarf but will be soft and warm underneath a coat this coming winter. I love Schaeffer Anne for scarves and fingerless mitts and really appreciate the huge amount of yardage in each skein. It is a soft but sturdy wool/mohair blend although I'm not sure how well it would stand up to wearing as a sock. Might have to try a pair sometime and check it out. I will post a photo of the scarf in the next blog installment.