Sunday, September 14, 2008

Baby socks, Wollmeise and campaign signs

I feel like one of KnitTech's lists tonight. My brain is pinging all over the place trying to keep up with the different projects I'm supposed to be working on.

I did finish the baby Monkey socks for a friend's new little one that I started last month. I also made a pair of newborn socks out of the stripey leftovers. They are so cute and the stripes mostly match. I almost didn't want to give them away.

Last month I was able to grab a skein of Wollmeise from the Loopy Ewe so I could see what all the fuss is about. I haven't knit with it yet but the colors are striking. Then I saw a notice about the lottery signup for the first Wollmeise sock club. How cool would that be! Figuring I'd never get in, I signed up on a whim. Guess what - I got in. The first package arrived Friday and I love it. Not only are there two skeins of yarn and a pattern, but DPN's and marzipan too! The colors are hard to capture but I thought I'd share pictures of my loot anyway. The skein on the right is a deep purple like the pattern. I'm not sure I'm ready for the pattern yet but it is something to look forward to. My husband just doesn't get why yarn from Germany would be at all exciting. After all it isn't an amplifier tube.

Things are moving along in my school board campaign. I have a candidate forum later this month and ordered some campaign signs and buttons tonight. I signed the waiver for minimal campaign expenditures so this is probably it. Too bad you all don't live here, I'd come solicit your vote :-) I got to go visit two our schools Friday with the superintendent and helped the first graders sing the verb song. I now know that tree is not a verb (except, as my husband pointed out, when a dog is treeing a fox). I somehow don't think there are a lot of first graders riding to the hounds in Arizona :-)


Roxie said...

Your husband is my kind of guy! Good luck on the campaign. And good work on the sockies. Too dear.

Donna Lee said...

I almost put my name in that lottery but then I remembered I'd have to pay for it. Just a little pricey for me. So, is the yarn worth all the fuss it generates? Everyone seems to be in awe of it.

Amy Lane said...

I'd vote for you! Can't wait to see what you do with the loot--my two favorite colors, right there!!!! (Baby sockies are just too darn cute!)