Thanks for all the great words on the tutorial! I’m glad that it helped open up new worlds of design for some of you! I look at stitch dictionaries in a whole new way now that I know I can adapt pretty much any pattern to a pair of socks!
The weather was pretty intense this weekend. Saturday was pouring rain with extremely high winds. Sunday we had sun, but it was still very windy with a few (gasp!) snow squalls thrown in for good measure. The agility trial was not so fun on Saturday – we got our runs in, but it was pretty mushy footing, so we had a few faults. Sunday a few dogs actually got blown around! We had a great run, but I got a little lost on course and instructed Tucker to go over the wrong jump! Sigh. There are 20 obstacles out there and they all look the same – easy to loose your way! But, he did exactly as I told him, which is great!
I did manage to get a leg and half of the heel flap done on the Childs French Sock.
With Halloween approaching tomorrow, the hubby and I received the annual package from my parents. Every year since I went away to college they have mailed a package on the major holidays. It’s always a treat to get and since they know us so well, they always know favorite goodies to include!
Halloween sugar cookies, Swedish Fish (the original red are my all time favorite candy!), Candy Corn (the yummy Indian corn variety!), Mallowcreme Pumpkins (here is a cute little ode to them!), a freaky eyeball candle (mom always includes a Halloween theme candle!) and some SpongeBob Squarepants gummy Krabby Pattys!
Hubby and I have a deal – he can have all the cookies (his favorite with a big glass of milk), and I get all the gummy items. He did get the Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin also. (both absent from the photo for obvious reasons) The stash tends to get divided up pretty quickly with minimal bickering.
They also sent a really cute Witch door hanging. With all the time I haven't had this season, it's pretty much my only Halloween decoration at this point!
I booked my flight and I am headed down to visit my sister on Friday as well as meet up with the girls for Stitches! My sister is going to have to work overnight, but lucky for me, Erin lives close by and has offered me a ride! Knitters are the best! I’m hoping to work on my sock during the flight, but am going to put it on holders in case they confiscate my KnitPicks circulars. They are pretty pointy and very well may qualify as a dangerous weapon! (though I did see on the TSA site that you can take scissors on board now - still no Japanese Throwing Stars and dynamite, but yes to scissors!)