Saturday, August 4, 2007

Oh, I'm a lumberjack, and I'm O.K.

I sleep all night, and I knit by day!

From the picture of my current sock-in-progress, I'm sure you can tell why these (somewhat altered) Monty Python lyrics have been bouncing around in my head!

This Lion Brand Magic Stripes yarn was purchased at 50%-off and gifted to me by my good friend, Kay. I cast on Friday night because I needed a sock on the needles for Sat. I was going to be spending the day helping out as my husband and his sisters moved their mother into an assisted-living facility. I would have some helpful chores throughout the day, but knew I'd spend much of the time sitting with my mother-in-law. You can see I made quite a bit of progress.

As the sock started, I immediately thought it looked like a lumberjack shirt, so it really brought a smile when the ball rolled over once and I read the color name "LUMBERJACK BLK PATT"!

I didn't have anyone in particular in mind when I started, but now I think I may end up mailing them to a nephew who is starting college (in the North GA mountains) this fall. He was a big help in the move today. He's been wanting a knitted cap (and might still get one), but somehow there are so many memories tied up in these socks, that I think I can only give them to a family member.

My father-in-law was a top-notch in-law. I miss him a lot. He was always making things. I will think of him as I knit.

1 comment:

Mary said...

I have a feeling that your FIL had a hand in making sure that you were working on this lumberjack yarn at just this time.

It's such a coincidence that it can't be!