Shortly after I posted the last entry, I saw not only one knitter, but two. In fact, the second one saw my socks, gave a big grin, and then sat down next to me and pulled out some lace (!). And I heard one or two people mumbling things about ‘I should have brought *my* knitting’ when they saw me in other panels, too.
Anyway. DragonCon was an absolute blast. I got very little sleep, but that made coming home and readjusting to the three hour time difference a piece of cake – if you’re already a sleep-deprived zombie, time zones mean nothing! We stopped by the hospital to see my dad on the way home from the airport and what an amazing difference five days makes. In fact, all this week there’ve been more and more improvements – so many, in fact, that today they’re kicking him out and sending home. He’s still got a few weeks of outpatient therapy to look forward to, but it’s all for little stuff now. My whole family is heaving huge sighs of relief, and busily scouring grocery store, recipe sites, and cookbooks for food that is not only low in sodium, but actually tastes good (so if you have any recipes you want to share, send them my way!).
But back to the knitting. Because I’m going to be mailing all this stuff off today, I figured I should get some pictures up first. First up are two pairs of pink ribbon socks with a single ribbon on the panel instead of two (as per their recipients’ requests).
And next up is the Mobius Cowl, from DIY Network.
I made this out of one skein of 100% alpaca I picked up a few years ago from Tess Designer Yarns. It’s so incredibly soft and snuggly against the skin and I am hoping that the silvery grey color is neutral enough to go with almost anything. The lace part of the pattern is extremely simple, and the cast-on was actually pretty easy to follow, once I remembered how to count (grin). I hope my One Skein Pal likes it!