Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Spinning my wheels

but not my spinning wheel!

Not much knitting content (or any other kind, either) this time. Mostly I've been reading and writing for school. After my meeting with my advisor, I got the go-ahead to start writing my prospectus, which has to be accepted before I can start writing my dissertation. It's very exciting (though very preliminary!) news, and I've been spending my free time scrabbling around with books and notes and things, and realizing how disorganized I really am. Alas. Worst of all, I'm not really getting anywhere with school stuff either! There's always the dog to be walked, the furnace repairman to be let into the house, the last minute forgotten food items to be purchased...not to mention start of semester meetings and all that fun stuff. ARGH!

(Serenity NOW!!)

Ok. So, the nice stuff. My mom sent a picture of her with the Hidcote Garden Shawl. She looks like she's just _daring_ me to post it, but doesn't it look great with her coloring?:

And....um....speaking of SeaSilk....

I'm sort of embarrassed about these socks. I think they're very pretty (the pattern is Whisper Lace Socks), but well, I let my mother-in-law (for whom they will be a Christmas gift) talk me into knitting them in yarn I'm not sure socks should be knit in. You see, they're in SeaSilk! The silk is gorgeous (more sheen than in the picture), and they suit her to a T, but I'm worried about their durability. And sort of curious about their warmth. There's nothing to be done, I guess, and maybe I shouldn't worry...

4 comments:

Beth said...

Your mom looks gorgeous in that shawl. It is perfect for her coloring.

The socks are wonderful. Don't worry about the yarn. You made her what she wanted. Silk is a very warm fabric. I'm sure they'll be much loved.

Zarzuela said...

The shawl looks great on your Mom! And don't worry too much about the socks. They were made to order, so hopefully the recipient will understand that they are to be *loved* and maybe not so much worn regularly.

Jessica

Nell said...

Seasilk Socks!?!?!?! Be still my heart!

Karen said...

I agree, the shawl is a perfect color for you Mom.

The socks are beautiful. I'm sure they'll be fine as long as she doesn't walk around in them most of the time without shoes.