Monday, Monday: Come on out, then, and show us what you've got. We're more than ready!
This weekend, here, was an ordinary one, made extraordinary by the return of our student, who has finished up his third year now and is home for three weeks before heading back to undertake an internship. So, the plain was turned fancy, as the four seats round our table were filled and (following that 18th birthday a few weeks back) for the first time we are a house of adults. There was a special pleasure in that as we sat together making plans for the rest of the summer.
So that was a first; and I have one more. Look away now if you are of a nervous knitting disposition..
..because for the first time since I started knitting socks, I took a half knitted example, and I ripped it out completely. I unravelled every last stitch. And I don't even feel bad writing about it now, thinking about it.
I had my May Sock of the Month pattern - Down a Rabbit Hole - and a beautiful self striping blue-y green wool, as recommended by said pattern, and I had worked half a sock in the travelling stitch design. But I kept looking at it and I didn't like what I saw. It was - as The (Not So) Small One might have said when she was little, and indeed, might still say today - too..detailed. I always knew what she meant when she said that. She likes good simple design, nothing overworked, as I do, too. We choose plain over fancy and this sock had gone too far the wrong way. It didn't need the stripes and the travelling stitches. It was too fancy. On Friday night it looked like this:
and by Sunday night it looked like the simple blue version in the first picture. Plain, with just a little bit of fancy. Which is good. Unless we're talking biscuits. But that's another story.
How about you? A plain weekend? A fancy one? Little bit of both? Did you learn anything knew, or try anything for the first time? Today might be just the day to make a Memorandum. On Monday.
Last week Deb, Helena, Eileen, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Susanne, Fiona, Maggie, Krafty Karen and Ladkyis made a note or two about what they'd been up to. Go on, give 'em a wave!
And have a good week: plain, fancy, or somewhere in between..