Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Musings for February 15

It's lightly snowing.

I have to admit by the middle of February each and every snowflake is unwelcome and my attitude toward winter stinks it's rather pretty.

Might you guess that this comic, Speedbump, is created by someone from Michigan?

Last week I wore my newly knit Hedonist Cardinal Socks for the first time. The 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon was just as soft as cozy as imagined. I enjoyed having them on my feet.

The yarn is so soft that I wasn't surprised when it pilled on the feet and heels.

I so wish I had knit something besides socks with this wonderful yarn. It's just too soft and nice to wear inside shoes.

To Diane who wrote in the comments:
I meant no offense by not signing the comment - I plead ignorance for not knowing blog etiquette.

You are not ignorant of anything! Blog etiquette allows for anonymous comments as long as they're not rude.

It's me who wonders who is leaving the comment. And it's Blogger who is lacking in not capturing an email address so I can identify who is who.


Kathy said...

First picture of squirrel ....stunning. Did you take it???? I love it!
Taking the joke seriously. So true!!!!

This is a comment from Kathy b of irish eyes

Jean said...

The red yarn is so beautiful, if you could get more it would make a beautiful cowl. I sent you a couple of photos. Your wildlife photos are incredible and I enjoy them very much.

Susan said...

Great cartoon! That's how we feel at this time of year in Canada too. I agree that it's not surprising that the soft socks pill. It would be a good yarn for bed socks or for someone who is ill. Lovely and decadent. I think I have some of that base yarn in my "to dye" stash so I'm glad you posted your experience with it.

Dorothy said...

When we lived in Alaska it seemed as if the winter would never end. Here on the island we tend to get fairly early springs and I love that! I'm sure your feet love the beautiful soft yarn.

Ann said...

I had the same problem with a pair of newly knitted socks. I was so upset & have not wore them since.

Jan F said...

Love your new blog and admire your skills. The picture of your fab socks tells me exactly what I wanted to know about using yarn with cashmere - my super-sensitive-footed husband will be properly pampered with a pair. Thank you so much, sorry to hear about that flakey stuff starting to wear thin.

Mrs. Susan Wike said...

Oh darn!! I guess you'll have to buy more hedonist yarn. Poor girl. ;)

Alwen said...

If you don't mind the purling back and forth, I've knitted sort-of-intarsia socks with the tougher yarn on the sole and the pretty soft yarn on the top of the foot.