Monday, December 11, 2006

Pink Eyes and a Red Scarf

Not a lot of posting or knitting lately. But lots of laundry, buying tissues, and applying eye ointment. Seems as though we have been invaded by pink eye, head cold, and sick stomach germies. Ugh. We seem to be on the upswing since I'm sick now which tends to signal the end of a wave of sickness.

Despite the ill household, we've been able to decorate the house for the holidays and I have made some slow progress on my mother's socks. I should have them ready in time for Christmas, but I tell you, the 9" up the calf, 10 1/2" foot is taking some time.

I have also knit up a scarf for the Red Scarf Project.

Pattern: Ann Budd's Basket Weave Scarf from Interweave Knits Staff Favorites, Fall 2004
Yarn: From Sterling Brook Farm, found at the Waterbury Farmer's Market, VT
Needles: Peace Fleece Russian Hand Painted Needles US size 6

Remember: Scarves are due in January! Knitters in the Richmond Area can drop their scarf contributions at the Richmond Waldorf School between January 2nd and 16th. Don't worry, I'll post more reminders!

I read in the paper today that Rosie Lee Tompkins died on December 1st. I am not a quilter, but I do admire quilts. I believe Ms. Tompkins' quilts were pure genius. She will be missed.


Liz K. said...

Hang in there through that big ole sock. Now you know why Mr S gets sport weight socks.

Your home looks lovely and festive, and the red scarf is scrumptious. Thanks for the links to the quilts. I was not familiar with her work, but it is lovely.

Dorothy said...

Love the Red Scarf. It looks so warm and cozy.

I hope the pink eye and all the sick clears up soon. A house full of sick people is never fun. Especially since we don't get to lay around moaning and demanding soup.

Anonymous said...

nice scarf! stitch design would perhaps look nice on a sweater; I will have to investigate.

get well soon!

happy holidays y'all!

Mo said...

Great scarf. The socks are really pretty, too. What a nice gift.

Anonymous said...

Great scarf!

Liz K. said...

PS -- you should e-mail Norma. It is a great pic of the scarf.