The sun is almost over the tops of the trees, the ground is covered with frost and it’s 33° this morning. A perfect January morning. A perfect Saturday morning. Brad will start the coffee in a few minutes and we’ll have our breakfast and plan the day. He has a couple of errands in town and will go out to the farm later. I’m still fighting off my respiratory thing so I’ll stay in. I think the supplements I’m taking are helping me get over it without getting completely down and in-the-bed sick, needing to see the doctor. My immune system is better than it’s been in years or I’d already have been in to see the doc and be on Rx meds by now.
I swear, sitting here in the living room I can tell when Brad takes the top off the coffee canister. I can smell the ground coffee! Ahhh. That smells lovely! We’ll have hot coffee in no time now and probably toasted English muffins and yogurt to go with it.
I’m on my third set of gusset increases for the Hooplah socks and wondering if I can manage to knit these without separating them on different needles for the heel flaps. I think it can be done, just need to slip some stitches to do it. We’ll see. I like to experiment. Most of the knitting techniques I’ve learned have been since I was about twenty years old and I’ve figured out what to do from reading about it or just worked it out on my own. I learned the basics as a kid before I was ten but I surpassed my mother in knitting decades ago.
I’m no expert, don’t get me wrong! I’m just curious and like to try new stitch patterns and techniques from time to time. And I’m very glad I took the advice of a young lady I met and started knitting socks from the toe up on circular needles. Several people, younger people I know, jumped right in with two at a time, toe-up socks. I on the other hand…took a bit longer to get completely on board simply because I’d been knitting cuff-down socks on double pointed needles for decades and my fingers had to get used to the newer method. It’s not that I didn’t want to do it, I did! It looked fascinating, but good old muscle memory was working against me for a bit until I kept at it and finally put the dp needles away. I occasionally use them to finish the top of a hat, but that’s about it.
Coffee is served…
…it’s time for breakfast. Have a blessed Saturday, ya’ll. Looks to be a gorgeous day in our little corner of Texas.