So last night, I was flipping through some stitch dictionaries & leaflets at the table. My son spotted one that is a series of stockinette & leaf stitches done together to form a tree. He told me that I have to make socks that incorporate that idea for one of my patterns. At first, my reaction was “nah, it’s too BIG”… but he’s really got me pondering it now. I actually think that it WILL work after all. I’m mulling it over in my head how I want to put it together. He’s already named the pattern, too. “Whomping Willow” *grin* Yes, we are BOTH huge Harry Potter fans.
I do believe that is the next pattern I’m going to work on after I finish his newest pair of socks. Since my circ broke, I had to resort to the DPNs, which I actually have enjoyed except for the fact that I can’t do both socks at the same time. The first sock is done now & the second has been moved to the DPNs.
I’d initially called them Draco, but the pattern just doesn’t work for me for Draco. I must figure out the right series of stitches for him, this one isn’t it after all. I’ll have to find a new name for this one. I’m thinking I might put it up as a free pattern – perhaps just as a separate blog post.
WOO HOO! I woke up this morning to no thunderstorms! You know what that means – I went for a 5 mile run this morning. Gosh darn it, I was f’g slower than molasses. I am so out of shape from where I was a year ago – I really let that injury derail me for far too long. *sigh* BUT – it felt great to get out there AND I was very pleased that I ran just about all of the 5 miles with very little walking. Plus that was up & over a bridge (twice) and a really big hill. he he he
I have a sick kiddo that woke up at 4:30 this morning – gotta get him in to see the doctor. I suspect it is one of 2 things – both ears infected or both have swimmer’s ear. Probably the swimmer’s ear, but I need the doc to double check. This one has been in tears from the pain, so I know that he is hurting BADLY. He barely shed a few tears the time he broke his collarbone – he’s a tough little trooper that rarely gets sick.
Off to call the doc…