I begin my day with my iPad – email, Flipboard, Zite. Flipboard has a “News” section – its own idea, and I rarely look at it, but I did this morning. The first page is
and something about losing weight; the second page is British news. There is
nothing about Gaza, Syria
anywhere. Of course at the moment it is the middle of the night in the USofA
where the mighty Flipboard computers are. But we in Britain had the news by the early
evening yesterday – afternoon on the Eastern seaboard. Plenty of time. Does
that represent the news reports Afghanistan
will wake up to this morning? Surely not. America
I hope to finish Ketki’s first sock today. I don’t know what we’re going to do about Strathardle – my husband has been having a series of highish blood sugar levels, and wants to consult the hospital. Also, his right hand, which had been slowly improving, seized up entirely yesterday. Walking is more difficult even than usual because he can’t hold his walking stick in his right hand. I had to help with dressing for the first time. Slouchy-sized socks – my recent knitting – make things easier.
Anonymous, you asked for my “little [sock] list”. Here it is, as it appears in my electronic Filofax. Notice the reference at the end to comments here – I appreciate you people:
Nancy Bush, "Folk Socks"
June socks pattern (downloaded & printed)
Lucy Neatby's garter stitch heel -- in pattern "Timberland Toes" downloaded and printed
"Afterthought heel" -- this is probably EZ
Yarnissima's "brainless" -- free Ravelry pattern -- downloaded & printed
Advice on stretchy cast-offs: comments Sunday 5/2/12 and Monday
Tips on interesting yarn for gents, 8-9/2
I agree with you utterly, Catdownunder, about being unenthusiastic about toe-up socks. That fiddly cast-on! The tedious ribbing last! And, worst of all, no way to correct the foot length if I get it slightly wrong. All the pattern-writers seem to think we knit socks for no one but ourselves, and can be constantly trying them on.
But this is my year for challenges, so I’ll have a go at it.
Mary Lou, I’m completely sure that the pattern coincidence I talked about yesterday, was no more than that – a coincidence, as you say. Both magazines and both designers were probably upset by it. Judith (comment, Saturday), I so agree that Ravelry is simply invaluable for letting us see how a contemplated pattern actually looks on actual people. The En Pointe looks better than I would have expected. There aren’t enough real-world examples of the VK version to judge.