... has finally arrived. Today I'm wearing the Back to School vest and some handknit socks. I feel very comfy :)
I finished the first footie sock for my MIL and started the second. Here's a picture of the completed one:
This is made with Regia Silk, and it's lovely to wear. I'm trying to get one pair of footies out of one 50 gram ball. I think I'll make it, although I haven't weighed the first one to see how much yarn I used. The Regia Silk makes a very luxurious feeling sock, warm and soft. I have some of my own in the stash, from a long time ago. I'll have to break it out and make a pair of socks for myself.
I've been holding off on starting a new big project in anticipation of the publication and delivery of Nancy Bush's Knitted Lace of Estonia, thinking that I would surely fall in love with something in the book and want to cast on right away. It was originally due to be delivered 10/3, but I just got a notice from Amazon that it's been delayed until November. So now I need to find something to knit...
I had a lovely morning tea with a friend. She's one of the playgroup moms, but she's the other non-Republican in the bunch. She was pleased with the "no politics" rule. Today she complained that she had mistakenly gotten into a political discussions with two of the other moms, and it had left her pretty perplexed and upset. I told her that this was exactly why I had instituted the rule -- I like my friends, and I want it to stay that way. It was nice to catch up with her. She has four kids, including a 2 year old and a preschooler, and spends most of the summer traveling and visiting family, so it's been a while since we had a chance to catch up.
The question for tonight is: watch or avoid the Vice Presidential debate? Nothing they say is going to change my mind about how I'm voting. I've seen Palin's interviews with Katie Couric and Charles Gibson, finding them extremely painful to watch. I don't know if I can watch the debate without a lot of screaming and throwing things at the television. I certainly won't be able to watch the post-debate spin without wanting to commit mass murder, that I can say for sure. So -- watch or not?