June 20, 2006


You know you're having a great Father's Day when your family lets you ride your tractor around in the yard for as long as you want:


Well, maybe not for quite as long as Scott would've wanted. In the afternoon, we took my father to see Allegra dance in a matinee performance of The Wizard of Oz, and Dad seemed to enjoy it, although he was a little surprised at how grown up Allegra looked, dancing the "Bye-Bye, Blackbird" number. Dad was to have dinner at our house afterward, and he is used to eating dinner early. Ever the accomodating host, Scott left the theatre at intermission to come home and start cooking. What a guy. He rubbed it in at every opportunity: "I have to cook my own Father's Day dinner." And Dad would chuckle and snort in astonishment: "He has to cook his own Father's Day dinner?!" (Of course the rest of us pitched in on the cooking, once we got home -- not to mention the strawberry shortcake I had enough foresight to make that morning. Life is short -- make dessert first.)

Over the weekend, while waiting in line to get my seat for the performances, while waiting through intermissions, I knitted the heel flap, turned the heel, and started working the gusset of this:


Lupine Lace sock, an Evelyn Clark design from Fiber Trends. Yarn is Shepherd Sock, color Periwinkle.

The recommended needle size for this pattern is a US 1. I had started this project on a US 1. But the sock was giving me fits whenever I tried it on, as it was a struggle to get it over my heel. I'm a tight knitter and I had to conclude that a US 1 was too small. Started over on a US 2, and am much happier with the results.

Upcoming events this week:

Wednesday: My dear friend Anne will give the evening's presentation at the Seattle Knitters Guild. Her topic is TKGA's Master Hand Knitting program.

Friday through Sunday: A trip with another dear friend, Terri, to Black Sheep Gathering.

Posted by Karen at June 20, 2006 10:37 AM

Boys and their toys! However, he sure does look happy! Your sock looks so pretty. Looking forward to more photos of Allegra's performance??

Posted by: Jewel at June 20, 2006 11:05 AM

Boys and their toys -- you hit that nail on the head!

Posted by: Karen at June 20, 2006 04:37 PM