Remember the new lace sock pattern I came up with in the middle of the night not too long ago?? After I deciphered what the symbols meant (or what I thought they meant) here is my progress:
Ahh, you say, it's just a cuff. It was a lot more, believe me. See all of the yarn wrapped around the skein? I was half-way down the leg before I realized two very important things. First of all, it didn't even remotely resemble a sock. Second, there was no way it was going to fit on my hand, let alone my foot. So.... after I broke my foot in two places to get it back off (I didn't say I wasn't going to PUT it on my foot anyway) with Paul laughing at me the whole time (the man does not understand the creative process), I had a little look-see at the pattern to see if it could be saved.
After further symbol trauma and negotiations, I'm still not sure if it can be saved, but I'm giving it another go. Never say die!! Besides, this skein is Palette and only cost $1.99. I can pitch it in the pond, fire, whatever (after I take my Harmony needles out of it, of course).
That's all I have knitting-wise to show you. Pattern writing (or whatever the process is that I'm doing here... he he) does not gleam many knitwear photos. I'm hoping to have my February Lady Sweater done this weekend. It is just missing one sleeve. Also, on Saturday, Paul is taking me to the Great Lakes Fiber Festival in Wooster. I'll try to take pictures of all the goodies if I can keep from drooling on the camera. This is the only fibery show we go to all year so I am a little excited. Just a little...
OH, and yes, Megan, the purple mohair lady will be there. ;)
Pond update: We have come to realize that the live trap doesn't work, and that there is WAY MORE than one snapping turtle in the pond.
Duckling update: Huey, Duey and Luey (thanks for naming them Ida) are HUGE and almost all feathered out. The duck book (yes, there is such a thing) says we have to wait until they are six weeks before they can go swimming. We're getting there. Paul has built them a new home in the barn and we will be moving them soon.