Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I’ll be brief today. There were an unusual number of emails this morning needing an early-morning clear head, and I can’t sit here all day.

Here are the Vampire socks – but now I have four socks to finish-finish, and I had better get down to the job:

I cast on a madtosh Whiskey Barrel sock at the hospital yesterday, and was very pleased with the way the first ten rounds went.

But I still don’t seem to have enough oomph to knit in the evening.

Alexander is coming over for a visit today. I might give myself the day off. I haven’t decided.

I’ve joined the Susan Crawford group in Ravelry, as perhaps the best way of finding out what is happening with the Vintage Shetland Project. And, sure enough, someone named Shinybees posted yesterday to say that there will be an update from Susan this week and that, as we feared, “finishing touches” are still needed to the book. The grim diagnosis happened near enough to publication date that I had dared hope everything was ready.


  1. The Vampire socks are beautiful! Thank you, Jean. I liked the Shetland features in the new Vogue Knitting and mean to go back and study the articles again. I hope you are able to rest today, drink tea, and avoid the exhaustion of hours at the hospital.

  2. If Alexander can fill in, stay home and put your feet up. Nice socks.

    1. Anonymous3:58 PM

      I agree!
      -- stashdragon

  3. It will be mid-afternoon in Edinburgh by now. Hopefully you were able to take the day off and get some rest. The Vampire socks are wonderful!

  4. I too have had very little knitting oomph this month. It's a summer syndrome with me. I hope yours returns with the autumn air.