Monday, May 12, 2008

love and marriage

These last couple of weeks have been extremely busy. When I erased the April dry-erase calendar, moved May on over and then added June, out came a little gasp. I just can't believe that we're almost half-way through 2008.

The first week of May found me packing for then flying to San Diego, California. I only stayed one night, but it was the first time EVER I've ever been away on my own since getting married nine years ago. I used to fly to my parents' often with Laurel, but since having three kids, flying seems a daunting task. Flying alone was surreal; every time I heard a child's cry or calling for mother, I'd turn around, looking for one of my own kidlets.

flying above Santa Cruz --
I can even pick out the cove we often picnic on.

My younger sister's marriage was what brought me to San Diego. She married her high school sweetheart, now a Marine stationed at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. They're a very endearing couple and I wish them long-lasting love and friendship.

Just married!

I didn't have very much downtime while on "vacation". A severe head cold hit me the day before I left for the wedding. Knitting took a backseat to my recovery. Having a queen-sized bed to myself was certainly a treat, but I fell asleep so quickly, I forgot to sleep with each and every limb outstretched.

Upon my return to my humble and intact home (there was never a doubt in my mind that my dear, generous husband would keep it so), I rested still, but picked up the needles and finished my ZuluGarter socks.

Though I love the Garter Rib pattern, I have to say that upon reflection, a stockinette sock would have been a much better choice for the beautiful but busy Scout's Swag Superwash Merino in Zuluknitty. These are going to be a gift, so hopefully the recipient is down with funky socks!

I have yet to cast on the second sock of "Seriously?". I love this yarn with every ounce of my being. Although I have stashed a lot of sKNITches Syncopation, I have only ever knit up the old base yarn, and this particular skein is the new Syncopation. This fingering weight yarn has produced a sock that is sturdy and dense -- perhaps due to the nylon content? -- which I found surprising.

Wicked is coming along. I've separated the sleeves from the body [a couple of times]. It may be a while before I'm ready to unveil a finished project, but you'll of course be the first to know!


Philigry said...

oh, i love the socks. especially the blue and res one. so cute! I hope you are feeling better!

Anonymous said...


(I am so happy you posted again, I've been waiting ;))

theresa /t does wool said...

Great post... you already know I heart the socks...hope your Mom's Day was wonderful...

peaknits said...

Such fabulous socks!! Love the garter pattern! What a fun couple in that wedding picture - ah, youth:) Hope you are feeling all better - take care!

a friend to knit with said...

oh, i can't stop thinking about a queen sized bed all to yourself. sorry you were too tired to stretch!!!
congrats to your sister. from what i can see, she is as darling as you.

kim said...

Congratulations to your sister and her new husband. They look so happy!

Great socks!