Friday, Dh gave me a new laptop so that I didn't have to fuss with the old one and so that I'd have one that would work well with all of the computer applications I use: digiscrapping, blogging, moderating groups... He's a real sweetie and made this entire weekend just wonderful!
Yesterday, he sent me off for an entire day of knitting (while he took care of the kiddos)!! I went to the yarn shop and took part 2 of my socks class. I ACTUALLY understand how to make a sock without a pattern now! Ms. Connie, you are a magician! I turned the heel and began work on the gusset during class. After class, I stayed and sat and knit with Connie, a young lady making a hat in school colors, Victoria, and a mom trying to get a beautiful headband started for her daughter's art class. We sat and talked and knit until the shop closed at 4p! Then I came home and worked on my gusset until DH was ready for dinner. Then we went to a chinese restaurant and ate until we were all stuffed.
Today, my parents were suppossed to come and take us to dinner, but DD was sick in the morning, so we cancelled. But, DH went and bought all sorts of food to make at home for a special birthday brunch. Since then, we've all just hung out and relaxed. I finished my gusset and have started work on the foot. It's been so nice. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday!
OH- and my old co-workers signed a birthday card that my FIL bought and sent to me! AND my FIL and MIL gave me a nice gift that I shall use to procure more yarn!
I mean really - what could be more perfect? A weekend of family, knitting, and relaxation!! I can die a happy woman now!
Below are progress pics of my sock. The top picture is a side view of the sock, heel, and gusset. The bottom pic is a front picture of the sock so you can see the beautiful colorway. BTW- the Alpaca Sox yarn I used is so beautiful (pictures don't do it justice) and so incredibly soft when knit up. I can't wait to knit more socks with it. Oh - and the bandaid is because the Addi Turbos are very pointy and my knitting is very tight and as you know I throw my yarn(English style knitting) instead of pick (Continental style knitting) so all of these come together to create SORE index fingers! But the bandaid helps to prevent injury. Plus, it is a Susan G. Komen bandaid. :)
Oh, and don't forget I have knit these socks on just ONE circular needle.. if you haven't tried magic loop, you're gonna love it!