I love Fridays– I have the whole weekend stretching out before me. So much opportunity. What will I do with all that free time? Well, okay, about three out of four weekends, the answer to that question is: watch too much TV while knitting and *maybe* a trip to the grocery store (a block away).
This weekend I have my monthly KOTESOL meeting. We are doing an ideas exchange this month, so I have homework. I think I’m going to present some resource materials for beginner elementary students. I’m the chapter secretary, so I will have minutes to prepare after the meeting.
Then I will finish the pair of socks I am knitting to test knit the pattern I wrote for my Sock in a Bag Swap at the Townsend yahoo group. It’s a pretty simple pattern, because she likes ribs; it’s kind of a rib mixed with seed stitch. One down one to go. I knit it with Hohenloher wolle Limbo in color 793. It’s a variegated marl which is creating a much more lovely striping effect (IMHO) than self-striping sock yarns. I’m definitely going to buy more of this. I found a destash 2007 group which clearly stated that sock yarn does not count as a yarn purchase. Also, my little feets get cold and I can tell from just trying on the sock as I knit that they will be toasty warm.
For the swap, I’ve got the very dark green yarn I dyed as well as a skein of self-striping Fortissima yarn, a knitting mystery, a Korean knitting pattern book (it’s all done with diagrams), an embroidered bookmark, a notebook made of traditional Korean paper with pressed flowers on the cover, a pencil with a knit decoration, some chocolate, a silk bag, six beaded stitch markers, a kitschy pig phone decoration (it’s the year of the pig), and a project bag to carry it in. Now I just need to type the pattern and mail it.
I plan to get everything in the mail Monday, because it is supposed to arrive in the US before Valentine’s Day. This may be the first swap package I receive, so I’m pretty excited about what I might get. My pal is in the UK. I say it *might* be the first one I receive, because the postman is not my friend these days. My SP9 pal mailed my package before Christmas, but my mailbox remains lonely. She’s Estonian, so I’m really excited about that package. People (English-speaking people, I mean) write whole books about their knitting. Not to mention it just seems exotic.