back on the pins

I’m always thinking how it’s so hard for me to finish a pair of socks. Funny, if you actually work on them, they actually get done! Well, at least close to done.

sockapalooza wip

The socks are back on all four pins after being stuck mid-heel for about a month. Then they were attacked by Climbing Maggie who ripped out two of the needles when no one was looking. Will I have to hang my knitting from the ceiling to keep her from getting into it???

I decided, after finishing (mostly) Jerry’s Wallaby Vest, to work on my sockapalooza socks until they’re finished. Not start anything new. Not be tempted. Not cast on. So far it’s working.

So, remember when I made some scarves for Sandy? Here they are again, if you’ve forgotten.

The Kerchief.
for Sandy

And the scarfette.
scarfette

I knit her these scarves, and she made me a drawing. Or a painting. I don’t know what exactly it is, but I think she sketched it and then painted it with watercolors. So maybe it’s called a watercolor. I got it in the mail on Monday. It’s wonderful.

artwork

I went out right away and got a frame.

artwork

The frame is 11×17. The mat got a little bent during shipping, but I’m fine with that. I’m not going to get a new one because Sandy signed the bent one with a message for me.

So today is the day of travel for Sandy and her family. She and her husband and their three little ones will be flying across the Atlantic on a trip to their new home to begin their mission. It will take them approximately 24 hours to get to their destination. I’ll be thinking of them often today, and praying that their journey is a safe one. If you have a moment, please say a prayer for Sandy & her family.

Sandy’s blog is private now, but if you’re interested in following along as they begin their mission in Tanzania, just send me your email address, I’ll pass it along to her, and she can add you to the reader’s list. I for one, will be checking her blog daily.  She is a wonderful writer, artist and photographer, and her kids are so cute they’re practically edible.  It will be fascinating to get a peek into her world.

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6 thoughts on “back on the pins

  1. Oooh, pretty pretty socks! (note to self: must start sockapalooza socks soon!)

    And WOW, what a gorgeous picture/painting/watercolor. It is really stunning. (does Sandy perchance ever do an etsy shop? Because I would so pay good money for a picture like that).

    Prayers for Sandy! [I'd love to be on her reader's list; I think you have my email addy.]

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