The first of this year’s sock club parcels went out with today’s post. 100 parcels exactly (3 are being held back to be picked up later this week). 5 huge post bags. Obi had to make 3 trips to get them all! *dance dance dance*
I overestimated how quickly my two hands could wind and tuck and wrap – and underestimated how many hours it would take – and so what I thought would take me a couple days took me rather longer. All of Friday, most of Saturday and Sunday (minus the 5 hours in the shop), and today. Sigh I was feeling mighty sorry for myself at 2am this morning. So much so that i had to get out my STR Tidepooling and wind it up so that i could cast on some pity party socks. I bent my ‘rules’ (guidelines, really) but it was worth it. Once everything was tucked into their own silver packet and sent off with Obi my postie, I was one very happy monkey knitting away on my Anemones. The colourway really speaks to me – I love the way the purple runs to blue, then to green, and that where the colours meet magic happens – cool lilac, warm grey, wasabi green, purple to burgundy… it is just beautiful. I just want to stare and stare….
The weekend was not all work however – Saturday evening was a treat – Lukola had us over for dinner. Lovely roast chicken with garlic and rosted lemons. Sophia did some fabulous break dance/street moves. She has a supersonic chocolate sensor – busy watching Monster Inc one second and then as quick as you can say brownie, she was in the kitchen waiting for her share. We left as a huge deluge was unleashed from the skies – the fastest wiper setting was still not fast enough. We are reinstating our regular dinner dates so next turn is ours at the end of Feb. Maybe I can convince Luke to bring his Super Boggle!