Now that My Old Man is back home, and no one in our home is ill, and I’ve gotten over the shock of buckling basement walls, and my Tomten troubles seem to have been solved, and the sun is shining bright and late, things are getting back on track around here.
First, I knit something.
pattern: Fiber Trends felted clogs, women’s size 10
needles: KP Options size 13, 24″
yarn: KP WOTA in Arctic Pool Heather and Lake Ice Heather
started: March 1
finished: March 7
for: my friend Carol, who (in addition to gifts from Italy) received a “gift certificate” from me for a knitted item of her choosing (I gave her about seven options) – I gave her this for Christmas. Yes, I am a bit late with the follow-through. But not as late as I will be for Julie, who received the same certificate and picked the same option. Soon, though!
notes: I’ve knit a couple of these in the children’s size before, but this was my first adult pair. I was surprised at how quickly they went, given how much larger they were than the children’s ones, and they could’ve gone even more quickly if I hadn’t had so much going on these last several days. I wasn’t completely sure about fit, so I left them a little on the large size and will send my friend instructions on how to felt them down a little more. I know that some people give their clogs away unfelted, but I really don’t want to shock and horrify her with the ugliness and beastly size of the unfelted clogs.
Of course after every success (or even effort), there is a bit of celebrating.
And for Little Buddha, celebration must always involve accessories.
There is something so tender to me about watching little ones sleep. Magical, even.