Saturday, April 25, 2009

Been quite a few couple of days. Spent yesterday mowing the lawn and repairing parts of the driveway. Got the filler that you dump out into the hole and then "tamp" it down. Boy, were my arms tired after that! Quite a workout though. It was so windy out that mowing the lawn was interesting. Nothing like having grass and dirt blowing about and in your mouth. Fun.
Did finish my socks from the flat. I enjoyed working with it. Although the crimp made it hard to knit the first row after the cast on. Rather tight. I'm sure once I wear them they will straighten out just fine.
Here is my new spring mug. Actually I've had it for a few weeks but it's still new.
Nice and cheery isn't it?
Inside shot!

Also finished a pair of socks that I started some time ago. Just used the plain sock pattern from the Yarn Harlot 'cause I was knitting them when I couldn't sleep so needed something plain that didn't require any thinking. The yarn is Sockotta...a cotton/wool/nylon blend in blue/pink/yellow that reminds me of cotton candy. I wasn't sure that I would like the yarn since it seemed to knit up rather loosely but as it went on I decided I did. And they seem very comfortable but won't really be able to tell since it's in the 80*s here and going to be warm for several days. No socks here! As a matter of fact I am wearing shorts and sandals...woohoo. Always such a strange feeling when you switch from one season to another (clothes-wise) but it does feel good to stop layering. I get tired of the same thing...sweater, boots, coat, after awhile and then when I'm getting out the next season's clothes it's amazing how many things I have forgotten. It's like running into an old friend you haven't seen in an age! I was saying, "oh, I love this" Ah...simple pleasures.


Robin said...

I have the same mug!!!!!!!! Love those colors!

Irascible Housewife said...

Sorry to hear about the dusty mowing... dust is blowing all around the parking lot here.

Nice mug!!