Argh, daylight saving time is still bothering me, even though we are finally back to normal. You go tell Happy, that it's way too early to get up and have breakfast, when his internal clock tells him otherwise!
As much as I like Fall, there's always something, which I really don't like about it. For instance, as soon as it gets cold outside, we'll have unwanted guests coming into the house. We were successful trappers today, and I woke up my son to get rid of trap and mouse! I did allow him to go back to sleep though. :o) Funny enough, it's always just one mouse invading our space, well thank God for that!
Yesterday we started tackling all the fallen leaves, but even with "walking" pneumonia it's no walk in the park to rake the leaves and put them in paper bags, and carry the bags into the garage. Yeah, well, we missed yesterdays pick up, and the next one will only be next week, and it's rain in the forcast, every day, and it's paper bags, you know. I felt foolish enough to schlepp them around, when a woman showed up, grinning and sticking some advertisment in my hand, while I wrestled the heavy bag. She thought I needed a break anyway, and could benefit from a little reading. The one sheet might just have been enough to tip me over, if it weren't for the huge bag in front of me. Another thing to recycle! Ah well, some blisters later, and with a steaming mug of tea in front of me, I decided to show you my Kai-Mei socks today: oh by the way, my son has "walking" pneumonia not I. We'll finish the yard clean up next sunny day, whenever that will be.
I've preordered Cookie A.'s book "Sock Innovation", and bought actually two copies. One for me, and one for Hannah. She's actually knit Cookie A. socks before and liked knitting her designs. So she got the book for her birthday in June.
This is my first Cookie A. sock design and I loved the Kai Mei the most.
The yarn is Knit Picks Donegal, I dyed some time last year. It's very soft.
Since I finished them back in April, I don't remember much about knitting them, except it was a pleasure. I loved the butterfly stitch, and they fit.
At the beginning of October I visited Hannah in Halifax. Have to show you some picture of that trip too. While I was there, she was knitting a black sock from Cookie A.'s book. It looked huge.
A week later, when I was at home again, a package arrived with a pair of socks in it for ME!
Yep, Hannah has knit me Angee! She didn't have enough of either color, so she made one black and one natural. I love them and they fit very well!
Even though she's quite busy with her stuff at University, it's the only time of year, where Hannah gets some knitting time. I don't know how she does it.