I managed to finish off the last sock of the pair I had been making en route to the airport to USA and at knit night whilst I was there just in the nick of time for the end of Socktober.
My spell check amused me but this post is really a Socktober post. I did manage to make one pair of socks whilst I was on my travels. I knit the first one on the plane over to the USA and did a lot of the second on my way to South Dakota and then in the hospital when I was feeling more chipper.
I think the only thing in my favor is that I’m home sick. pao has redoubled efforts by also being sick with never-ending migraine since Wednesday afternoon. I have had a couple of walks round the village but have mainly been a pet entertainment centre when awake or warmer when asleep.
Oh, and Phoebe? She forgave us the moment we arrived home but smothering us with affection and has been burrowed under the spare quilt for quite some time.
I did manage one day of fun before I ended up in ER! Eileen and I left St Paul at 5am the day after I arrived on our way to our adventure in the Badlands. Our first stop was to admire the world’s only corn palace which was made of.. Corn! It did smell rather good in there and was interesting to look at.
I got a great chance to hang out with Jeanne, Chris and Louise for some knitting on Friday before we left. It was a great evening and the kittens were fun. Louie is smarter than he makes out as he made an aerial assault on my knitting when we least expected it.
Jeanne suggested a trip to a great yarn store as I mentioned I still had a fair bit of space in my suitcase. I bought a pattern and some yarn for a Highland Fling shawlette substituting the recommended yarn with Alpaca Sox. As you can see my first attempts as making bobbles were a little flat so I’ve now frogged and reknitted the whole thing.
I did also do a little knitting whilst in the US but not much. I’m going to have to finish unpacking before I can show them. I could have done that at Jeanne’s but as little Bette was partial to stealing socks it is safer to do it here. 🙂 I knew I was feeling better when I was up for knitting again.
Arrived home in one piece to find amazing friends had cleaned house in addition to looking after cats and giving us lifts. Phoebe is the only cat who missed us and Sirius and Tamyra are making their displeasure known! We do miss Louie who amused us greatly by breaking into pao’s bag and stealing a pack of beef jerky and chewing down on it. What puzzled us was that we are certain we shut the door after his first attempt at cat burglary so to open the door to find him busily chewing was a surprise. Thanks again to Jeanne and Michael for their help and hospitality.