Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Again: Back to the Grind

Okey dokey.  I am back from a quick business trip to Chicago and, aside from a lingering cough, feeling mostly better. While nursing my cold and traveling, I didn't get any sewing done. The Donna Karan single seam skirt is still sitting unaltered in the Craft Lounge. To be honest, I just didn't have the emotional strength over the weekend to work on a skirt that, as I left it, was so very unflattering to my thighs and butt. And my hips, too. And legs. And.... you get the point. 

However, I was productive on the knitting front. It helped that I could knit while under a quilt sipping tea. I finished off Phin's scarf and hat. Here they are together. Cute, no?

Merino Wool Hat and Scarf Set
Phineas is pretty pleased with them, I think, and says he is looking forward to the next snow so he can use them. He's a truly warm blooded creature and only ever wears hats and scarves during extreme weather.



In addition, last week I started my sock knitting class right before leaving for Chicago. Really, I'm more convinced than ever that this hobby is not going to save me any pennies. Because I just love socks and my knitting teacher thought I was ready for a challenge, I picked out this fuzzy cashmere blend for my socks.  It is sooooooo soft and lovely. But ultimately, these are going to be $50 socks. Ridiculous.


$50 worth of yarn = two socks. Sheesh!

Then again, they are cashmere. So, I've decided that the only way to justify a $50 pair of cashmere socks (that's $25 dollars each sock, people!!!) is to call them a gift to myself for all the running that I'm doing to prepare for the Vegas half marathon, which is just 3 weeks away.  A cosy pair of socks to snuggle on the couch with is exactly what my beat up feet need after a training run.

OK, one last picture of Phin, since he was mugging for the camera. Back to sewing tomorrow...


7 comments:

Eugenia said...

I love Phin's scarf and hat - such a gorgeous colour, it's so nice to have a pop of bright colour when the weather is cold! $50 socks - how fabulously luxurious - they're going to be so lovely!

Karin said...

Well done on the hat and scarf! They look really good, and I know it is not easy because I've tried and failed! I agree that the price of nice yarn is shocking.
Good luck on half marathon!

Laury said...

You have great taste in yarn, that's all!

Sheila said...

You picked up knitting quickly and doing a fine job... great color too. Wow..$ 50.00 socks.. and agree the cost will be justified after your marathon stint.

Sherry said...

Great job - they look brilliant and really suit him!

Mmm.... a pair of $50 cashmere running socks does sound decadent! Maybe that's what I need to get me out of bed and get those running shoes on in the morning...!

Tanit-Isis said...

Glad you're feeling better! Love the hat and scarf, and I'm glad Phin does, too. Today was only the second day I've worn my scarf here, but boy was I happy I had it...

Cennetta said...

Great hat a scarf set. If your winters are anything like Chicago winters he will get a lot of use out of them.