What is your favourite week day? Mine is Tuesday.
Why do I love Tuesdays the best?
* The girls are off to daycare for the day, which means either a day at work (relief teaching) for me, or a study day. Yay! I can catch up on study, make a cooked lunch that I don’t have to share with anyone (greedy, eh!), and not have to worry about changing nappies, enforcing nap times, or playing card games with eager wee people.
* No after school music lessons or sports, so once the girls are home it’s a leisurely time together. If I’m organised, dinner will be in the crockpot and we can just play and hang out together.
The last few months have really cemented our knitting night habit, and I miss it horribly if I don’t get to go. We have anywhere from 6 to over a dozen knitters most nights, all young ones too – the youngest in her early 20’s and, well, I fear I might be the oldest!
It’s so awesome to see what new things they are knitting, yarn purchases, FOs, and patterns that they are contemplating.
My little sock habit appears to be catching – there were three of us knitting socks tonight. I had no sooner finished the last pair than I hankered to cast on the next… I’m knitting something simple this time. Last year when my FIL was in the states on yarn mule duty I got a couple of single skeins of Lorna’s Laces sock yarn, which are only 50g each. I came across this pattern for a pair of socks using just a single skein and scraps and have intended to knit these ever since – but I didn’t have the right colour scraps. However, the yarn left over from my Multnomah shawlette is the perfect contrast, so they seemed like the right project for the moment – a simple sock in a delicious yarn.
The colourway is called Lakeview. Here it is in the hank:
I think it is knitting up really prettily too.
Good company, good yarn, good knitting, what more can a girl ask from an evening? (Oh yes, amazing food too – Sam’s Self-saucing Caramel pudding with pears and her fruit salad were fantastic, thanks hon!)