I’m not sure if it’s my German heritage or what, but I really enjoy food. That may mean I’m destined to be somewhat plump forever. But in that vein of thought, here’s my dinner this evening:
I have no delusions that this is authentic asian cuisine. Oh no. My dear friend J once took me across the bridge from Detroit into Windsor where I had lemon chicken that haunts me to this day. There’s no use ordering it anywhere else, nothing can compare. I should probably confess a particular fondness for egg rolls, and yes, there’s fried rice in that container in the background. There’s enough that I’ll be eating this for a few days…
There’s been quite a bit of free time this week as I’ve taken some much needed vacation. The nightly headaches really don’t seem necessary though. But I’ve been doing quite a bit of knitting. I joined the Socktopus knitalong on Ravelry. The first pattern is the cover sock, Kwalla. It’s got a 6-stitch cable and I’ve got to say that crossing that many stitches on a sock is pretty extreme. The suckage around the leg makes getting the right fit kind of tough.
This is version 3.0. The first one had a yarn malfunction – there were manufacturing issues that make it impossible to use. (and yes, I’ve notified the company but they don’t seem able to respond with the holidays and all…) Version 2 was in a yarn that, while still fingering weight, was a much finer yarn and quite splitty. Made manipulating cables a trial. Pictured above is my final try. If this doesn’t work out, I’m quitting until the next pattern. I’m not thrilled with the color – it’s a red with orange overtones and then odd areas where the pigment has separated out and left purplish splotches. Whatever, I don’t care much anymore. Just want to get these done.
I may have knit a completely unrelated sock between quitting on version 2 and casting on version 3. I’ll save that photo for the finished pair.
And carving? Nope. My inspiration seems to have evaporated for now. I think I need a fun day of finds to help get my letterboxing mojo back.
So that’s what I’ve been up to this week. I hope everyone is having a nice holiday season and a happy start to the new year. I’ll leave you with my fortune from the cookie:
Keep a cool head and bide your time: a chance is bound to come.