Monday, April 10, 2006

I am the only short one



These two guys are my little brothers. At the top, 20 some years ago, and below, this past weekend. Genetics can be so cruel. They're about 6'3" and 6'4" and I'm around 5'6" in shoes. They were so cute when they were little... now they just tower over me. Harder to tickle them till they scream like little girls now. But not impossible.
Much gardening and taking of crap to the dump was done. And now my yard looks a million times better. Not to mention how great it is to see them both at the same time.

More socks done! Only two pairs left of the nine half pairs I found hiding in the bottom of the evil lantern moon basket. Feel free to do a little dance, I did. These ones took longer to finish than the others, but they were worth it. And that's my new Forrester. It's a rock maple linum series, 26.4g, and it spins like a hot damn.
I did get the gansey done for class on that Saturday and now I'm swatching for the Cowichan sweater and the descending pattern yoke sweater. I think we're going to wind up making ten garments for this class instead of the usual eight. And in amongst all this, I still have to get the shed built (so I can put my wool in the former garden equiptment room) and finish spinning the merino/kid for a stole. Anybody got an extra day or two they can sell me on the cheap?

4 comments:

Kerry said...

Those socks are great! I love that pattern.

I love my Forrester, too, so I can share your joy. :-) There's something so poised and perfect about that Linum spindle.

Melanie said...

Seriously gorgeos socks! I'm feeling a little weak in the knees after seeing the Forrester. What weight is yours?

Angela said...

Nice socks, nice spindle.

karen said...

So many finished socks! I am jealous. I have half-sock syndrome. One sock 99% done, and the other 50% done.

Your brothers look the SAME as they did 20 years ago! Well, taller I suppose.