Look at that! An FO!
I hope I'll have the oomph to wrap it up as soon as it's dry. A task I dislike even more than setting in a zipper.
I had a good visit at the hospital yesterday, overlapping with Alexander. My husband doesn't seem to me to be making much progress, but a dr assured me that he is responding to treatment and Alexander thought him much sparkier than when he had last visited on Calcutta Cup day.
I finished the heel on the second Pakokku sock and am hellbent on the toe. It won't take much more of such hospital visiting to finish altogether. Shall I go on to Arne & Carlos, perhaps for Alexander? Or my new graduated sock balls from knitcircus.com? They're very bright, calling out for a young wearer.
As for Dunfallandy's place in the Overall Scheme of Things, I think I will fill that with the Tokyo shawl, and press on until it's done. Then I can decide whether to alternate the Sous Sous with the half-brioche sweater for me, or with the sleeved v-neck for my husband (which would mean getting hold of some madtosh Tannehill).
What delicious deciding!
AND I may have stumbled upon the answer to the question of what to do with those beautiful graduated skeins from the Pigeonroof Studio at Loop. A set of them = 240 yards.
My friend Kristie has been knitting Milo's for various fortunate babies. The Milo pattern apparently would let you go all the way up to the 12-month size with 240 yards of yarn. The flaw in the reasoning lies in the fact that Milo is written for DK and the Pigeonroof skeins are sock yarn. I think a fudge might be possible, aiming for a newborn size.
The primaries are certainly fun, splendid stuff for diverting the mind from one's troubles. The down side is that one of these people will be President of the United States in a year's time. (Bernie's too old; so is Bloomberg.)
I am greatly looking forward to South Carolina – it's obvious why the black vote would have gone solidly for Obama. Faced with a choice between an old white man and an old white woman, will they be so dependable? Might Sanders' message about inequality not have some appeal?
But there's nowt so queer as folk – no doubt about that.