At any rate, above is the progress on the Full Body Sock Yarn Blanket! The bottom row is composed of squares from lefover sock yarn given to me by a friend. Thank you Jeanne Marie!!! You made gorgeous socks!
Last night I finished my first pair of Jaywalker socks that I made out of cotton/wool/nylon combination. I think that the pattern might work better with wool--no cotton. But I will wash the socks before I issue my final opinion and photo. Rather than finding the socks too tight, I found the socks too loose!!
I am having severe problems posting photos to my blog. I just lost four photos I was going to post. Rats!!! The problem has occurred with Mozilla as well as with Internet Explorer. I haven't changed anything in the camera, the software for putting photos on my computer, etc. I have concluded thaat I either have some type of interfering virus, or that Blogger has some problem. Rats!!
At any rate, yesterday I hosted a Literary Tea at my home. This means that I spent all day Saturday shopping and cleaning, etc., etc. On sunday morning, my 14 year old was pressed into service, as was my husband. Big thank yous to both of them.
I was going to post photos of the lucious tarts, cakes, etc., but they failed to upload. I was successful in loading one photo...
The vintage table cloths belong to Madge, the woman on the right. The tea was a fundraiser for the library in the School of Library and Information Studies. We had 11 people, and each brought a poem to read. After the tea, cakes, sherry and readings, we walked down the street to a neighbor's garden, to view her spectacular tulips and other bulbs, set in a hilly woods. Her gardener (she is now in her 80's) plants about 3,000 bulbs in the woods each fall!!!!! Her garden is a gift to the village in which we live, and to her many friends. She invites the entire village to walk through her garden each spring, when it is in full bloom. I think she gets as much pleasure watching people delight in the springtime blanket of color as from watching the tulips bloom herself!! Like a knitter, I suppose, who devotes hundreds of hours to make something beautiful out of a long string and two sticks, only to give it away to a friend!