Thursday, April 10, 2014

Brain Freeze

I stumbled into the kitchen this morning and mumbled "morning," as I poured my first cup of coffee. DH, who gets up much earlier than I do, began dishing up the oatmeal, commenting as he did so that he remembered to add salt this time. Part of my brain recognized a cue and thought I should say, "Really? I did too, because you always forget!" and expected a third person to pop up and confess that they had as well. The rest of my brain realized that a) I'd been upstairs when he made the oatmeal, and b) there was no third person in the house. Since the two parts of my brain were moving too slowly to handle the discrepancy, I just smiled sleepily and took my coffee into the other room.

It's a trope. The Big Eight all bring salt to the picnic on the Little Island. Anne (of Avonlea) and Diana and Marilla all add sugar to the peas (sugar? peas? who does that?). Everybody in the house adds liquor to the State Fair entry before it leaves the house. Have I missed any? Leave a comment if you've seen it elsewhere.

I finished another pair of socks, just in time to wear them once and put them away for the winter:

Pattern: Wendy D. Johnson's Double Eyelet Rib Toe-Up Socks

Needles: 0 (2.00 mm)

Yarn: Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock in Temple Turquoise

Mods: I love this pattern. I've been knitting it up for years. I think the only thing I do differently these days is that I've switched to Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off.

I also made a scarf out of the last of the alpaca:

Pattern: Vanesa Polo's Garter Stitch Keyhole Scarf

Needles: 10 1/2 (6.5 mm)

Yarn: Bernat Alpaca in Wheat, Stone, & Tomato

Mods: I didn't sew it together to make the keyhole, and I didn't add fringe.

Since I had the least Wheat, I made sure I didn't start or end with it, and just kept knitting until I ran out of Wheat. Then I knit one more row in the next color and bound off.

It made a very nice long tricolor scarf that is not for me because alpaca and I don't get along. I'm going to try to find it a home this weekend.