What's that? What's inside that Converse? A Jaywalker? You betchya. One Jaywalker, though. One. Don't want to get any of my ABQ SnB girls too excited. This sock posed a real challenge for me. I changed my knitting technique in order to get gauge without using 0000's, thanks to Scout, Carole, and Mona. After consulting with Cookie, I decided that I'll do the second sock toe up. I've been blathering for a while about how I want to use this technique, and although the two socks might look a little different from each other, hey, they'll both be learning socks for me! I'm participating in Summer of Socks, and I want to knit two socks toe up on two circs before the end of the summer. So one sock toe up on two circs...not a bad place to start!
Last night I knit with my girlhood friends Cae and Sara. We've been trying to get together once a week, and eventually hope to have a Granby, East Granby, or Windsor Locks SnB. I finished a 3-hour capelet that Sara and I each made last summer...we just had to add ribbon as a closure. And closure for the 3-hour and one-year capelet.
This morning I thought about Cae and Sara, as well as my Albuquerque girlies, the Hat City Scissor Squad, and the many blogland knitters with whom I've connected. Yahoo news is running an article about how many Americans feel isolated, lacking in close friends. I've been fortunate to have good friends my whole life, and I've been doubly fortunate to widen my circle of women friends, mainly through knitting and blogging. As I went through the separation and divorce from my ex, I learned what those friendships meant to me; I learned how a wonderful group of strong, smart women is a must have. Take my laptop, take my ipod, take about everything I own, just leave me my women friends. You guys make me laugh, challenge me, support me when I'm discouraged, and help me to be a better woman, a better friend. So, thanks, my friends. XX