Monday, January 29, 2007
These are good socks to knit when you want to be distracted. The pattern is Adare Manor by Meghan Jackson and the yarn is Louet Gems Merino in Pink. It's a really nice pink. Look at the cabled heel - have you evern seen such a work of art. This sock kept me knitting all weekend and today I am just decreasing the toe so should have a finished sock for you tomorrow. And...guess what I'm going to cast on the matching one right away. Adare Manor is the first of Meghan's designs for the Pick Up Sticks Sock Club!
So...you might be wondering why I needed to be distracted - well, today marks three years since my mother died. I had thought to do this elaborate post listing all the things I miss about her but that seemed ridiculous - I mean, of course I miss her and I miss everything about her -not just a few things. She was too young- just 62 - but then lots of people are too young. She's in a mausoleum. I'm not crazy about that - but then I'm not crazy about any where she'd be other than with my dad. I visited today with my grandmother and what struck me was that it's a place full of sad stories. I took 3 pink roses - one for every year she's been gone. It's hard for my grandmother - she's 87 years old and she faithfully visited my mom every single week for the last three years. It's a very sad sight. I miss her - plain and simple. And thank God, I know how to knit.