Delivered yesterday (I did catch the mailman doing a double take at the return address of "Cookie!"):
Please note the exquisite cabling on the cuffs and how Cookie managed to get the yarn to stripe in a way that tones down the brightness a bit. I know the yarn is Socks that Rock, but I'm unsure of the pattern.
They are lovely and so is she.
Weeks and weeks ago (I think we were here for about 3 days, so it must have been May) these arrived:
A lovely pair knit in DIC Smooshy using the pattern Fortuna. Or sort of using the pattern, since Cookie knits socks toe up, uses her own short row method and always delivers socks that fit and wear well.
But I doubt I will be wearing socks for the next few days. Our weather had been unusually rainy before clearing to give us bright, beautiful days, but the forecast is now warmer and humid, so it will be sandals or bare feet and a lot of swim time.
However, I am on the verge of casting on for a wool pullover, mostly because the unpacking is nearly done and I will need sweaters that fit, once the cool weather returns.
I have also decided to slowly work towards restocking a bit at the Etsy shop(s), using the time that Griffin will be attending his summer film class, over the next few weeks, as new work hours.
In other news, Connor is trying to come home one of these weekends (and to bring a friend or three), and we have decided to take an additional German for the 2 1/2 week visit in August*. I think the summer will fly by!
* They stay with us this summer, Griffin returns to Germany for July 2014 and stays with one or both of their families.