I finished the second blue-striped Jaywalker sock on the plane from London to San Francisco during our flight home. I then promptly cast on for a new sock (using Opal’s tiger striped yarn) and had to keep starting over because the yarn wanted smaller and smaller needles. I knew I’d brought along all these extra sets of DPN’s for a reason!
When we got home both Richard and I promptly got sick (or rather, Richard was already sick during our last day in Dublin – I just waited a day or two to join in the fun). While this did involve lots of lolling listlessly around the house (and working our way through close to a metric ton of Kleenex), it doesn’t make for very exciting knitting news. Hard to knit when you cannot breathe and your sinuses are trying to kill you.
But by Tuesday night I was starting to feel better, so Wednesday morning I swung by the UPS store on the way to work and shipped the Jaywalkers off to my Spring Feet pal, Chrissy, along with a box of shortbread I picked up in Ireland. I did not remember to take a picture of the finished socks so here they are on Chrissy’s feet (and I would like to note that I am quite proud of the fact that I got every single one of those stripes to line up almost perfectly!).
My own Spring Feet socks arrived in the mail this afternoon, all the way from Ozknitter in Australia! They came with a book of pictures from her country (all of which just make me even more determined to get over there one of these years for a few weeks) and also a really cool pen that is also a little maze (it appeals to the nerd in me and I am going to have to make very sure to keep an eye on it so that Richard doesn’t ‘borrow’ it for himself). They’re gorgeously purple and they have little cables hidden in the ribs, and they are nice and warm and wonderful.