Macy says, "Mom is still having problems with the knitting mojo. She says I help a lot!" It's true, sometimes the dogs are all that is standing between me and depression. I've been wishing I felt like knitting or anything that would take my mind off of the events of the last few weeks: seriously ill granddaughter, close family member having cancer surgery in a few days, another family member out of work... it goes on and on. I get up each morning wondering what is going to happen today but also remembering that nothing will happen that God and I can't handle together. That is so true!! Okay, I feel better now!
I am excited about the fact that I picked up some Lorna's Laces sock yarn and started a pair of slipper socks. I haven't done much yet but it looks like the beginning of a sock. I am doubling the yarn, using a brown/green variegated and a plain mink brown. It has been amazing to see the variegated colors materialize as a Fair Isle looking pattern--at least on the ankle. I hope it continues through the foot. I hope I continue through the foot!!
My original thought was to make tube socks but as I near the heel I am considering leaving an opening for an afterthought heel. I've never done one, although I know it is as simple as knitting a toe. Usually, when I arrive at the heel, I cave and knit my old tried and true flap heel. Maybe this decision will hold my interest through two socks.
Macy and Max are doing their usual Christmas shtick by singing Christmas songs along with the TV music channels. ( They never sing with regular music). Their little voices blend in "Whoo, whoo, whooooo," "Muff, muff, muff, choo." It is hilarious. Last Christmas I was able to get a picture of Max singing because he is a ham and loves to have his picture taken. Yesterday I got this one of Macy. She dislikes the camera and either runs or pretends to be sleeping when she hears me turn it on. She may not like the camera, but she loves to sing!!
Life is good.