Sunday, October 01, 2006


Will it rock? Only time will tell, I suppose, but so far I think this month is looking good, at least based on this weekend. The weather is gorgeous, our house is clean and I'm more or less caught up on biostats homework. The pantry is stocked, the yarn bin is... well, overstocked, and Jackie seems to be over her bout of kitty bladder infection (Yuck. I'm really glad that's over).

This weekend felt like a reprieve. Instead of going out of town as had originally been planned, we got to stay home and do nothing (my favorite activity). And since our plans were cancelled at the very last minute, nobody even knew we were here. The phone didn't ring once, we had no plans and we made none. Aaah! This is the life!

My butt is sore from Saturday morning, because we went down to the farm to help with the sweet potato harvest. Y'all, digging taters is hard work, in case you didn't know. If you have a choice between digging taters and picking something like beans or tomatoes, take the picking job. You'll thank me later. Despite the sore butt, I felt productive and got some fresh air and exercise, so that pretty much kept me from feeling any guilt about spending the rest of the weekend slacking off.

As you can see from the above photo, I have cast on in celebration of Socktoberfest. This is my official Socktoberfest project, the Gentleman's Shooting Stockings from Knitting Vintage Socks. These are for HWWLLB so I'm doing them in charcoal gray, but now that I've gotten going I wish I'd picked more exciting colors. On the other hand, this is lovely Swiss sock yarn sent to me ages ago by my SP, Rebecca, and I'm glad to finally be using it.

Happy October, y'all. I'm about to go chow down on a delicious piece of apple pie, thanks to chef HWWLLB, who can't stop himself from baking now that there's a little snap in the air.


  1. The sock looks great so far. Apple pie sounds great about now! My mom visited this weekend and brought a bunch of apples from the orchard - I need to bake something with them.

  2. The sock is looking good so far.. so I'm sure it will rock... ohh one of these days I will take up knitting.


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