Gah! I wanted so much to have it finished. I got back from Granny's last night and knitted at warp speed so that I would have a picture for today.
|The Wrong Picture: not a pokemon sock but a page, made for a "Nordic Christmas" theme at Get It Scrapped|
Because there is a "first" in among the red and white and black stripes of a small pokemon sock: the first time I have tried on for size the sock of a seven year old boy and said
...yep: a few more rows and I'm on to the toe..
Which says something about his feet and mine, though I'm not sure exactly what, except that a size two is a size two is a size two; and after years of hoping, my feet aren't going to grow, but his surely will and I'll be knitting a new pair next year.
|also not a sock..|
So: the toe. I'll start on it in a minute, after I have strategically placed the mince pie ingredients where a baking-inclined student might chance upon them in between dropping by to ask for a lift to the foot doctor (don't ask) and heading back out to collect her brother from the airport. It's that kind of a day here: when there's a hope in the air that things - Christmassy things - are starting to come together and sheets are being put on beds and rooms dusted and wrapping paper pushed safely out of sight. Oh, it'll be pulled back out again before the end of the week, I'm sure: Uncle Dave will be here on Wednesday. He may have shopped, he may not (there's everything to play for, Sian: what do you fancy?); but I'd wager a fully stuffed turkey that he'll ask to borrow a roll of wrap. That's fine. Wrapping paper I can do. Mince pies (a couple of dozen would start me off, thanks Sian, by my bed, think of them as a reverse hostess gift) not so much. Maybe I should start rolling pastry?
|not even close...|
With delighted, continued, grateful thanks to everyone who has made a memo over the last year, and to everyone who has encouraged us to keep on writing by waving and saying hello. It has been a real pleasure, each Monday, to drop by and see what's new with you. So, for the last time this year
Deb, Helena, Eileen, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Ladkyis, Maggie and Alexandra
all made a note last week. Go on: give 'em a wave! And have a wonderful week.