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.
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.
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!