The killer storm that had us all in an uproar fizzled into the Atlantic. It did dump a few buckets of rain onto our parched landscape and cleared out some of the dead limbs. Tom and I had a day to ourselves. I spent mine knitting and napping while he spent his sitting on the back porch reading and reflecting on the yard work that lies ahead.
I have picked up Da Capo again. The back of the sweater is complete and now sleeve 1 has been cast on and I am once again knitting row upon row of mind numbing garter stitch on #2 needles. I hit upon a sleeve snag and couldn’t wrap my head around the decrease instructions. In my impatience I emailed everyone who had knit this sweater before me. It was 11 PM and I wanted answers now! Yesterday morning I decided to just call the shop in Copenhagen. They sold me the kit, by gum they can cough up some answers. When I called, I was politely told to speak to the studio that put the kit together. Damn, one more long distance call to Denmark. I dialed the Falkenburg studio and was surprised when the designer herself answered the phone. Hanne Falkenburg was surprised that someone from Florida was calling with questions. She was patient and graciously took the time to provide me with an answer. Now I’m happily knitting away with the knowledge that I am decreasing the Falkenburg way!
My stash has been further enhanced with the addition of the following:
- 3 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepard sock in Baby Stripe
- 1 hank of Hand Maiden Sea Silk in a shade of plum. It really does smell like the sea! Once part of Olga’s stash, they made their way up from Boca Raton courtesy of “Destash for Cash”.
- 2 skeins of hand dyed sock yarn, Party Ribbons and Aztec from a small firm called Spunky Electric.
My friend, Susan, had her surgery today. The mass (synovial sarcoma) and a small potion of her lung were removed. She is expected to remain hospitalized for the next 5 days. I hope to speak to her mother and find out how she is doing in the next few days.