Monday, May 4, 2009

Perfection Trifecta


The weather this weekend was glorious. Relatively cool, there was just the right amount of warmth from the sun-perfect really. With the lilacs blooming in the back, my deck was the best place to spend a little time. I spent yesterday with my best friend just sitting in the sun, gossiping shooting the breeze, shopping and dining al fresco in town. Yep. Perfect.

On the knitting front, I've been feeling a bit guilty for starting things I've haven't finished. Last night, I spent a few hours rectifying that problem by finishing the Monkey socks I've been knitting for Sebba. The near perfection I achieved in terms of the stripes surprises even me. This may be as good as it gets and really? Thats good enough for me.


Next up-the circular lace pi shawl with 800,000 stitches on the needles. All kidding aside, I'm only about 30,000 stitches away from finishing this. If I'd get a little busy today, I could probably knock that down to 28,000 by the time I have to go to work.

And speaking of perfection and trifectas, anybody catch the race Saturday? I love a 50 to 1 shot all day long. Way to go Mine That Bird:




15 comments:

SkippyMom said...

We watched that - poetry in motion - that jockey is quite the rider! YAY!

Those socks are spectacular. Can I have a pair? please?....I'll pay ya or barter...please? They look so snuggly and warm and you should be proud of yourself the strips are awesome.

Please? :D

NCmountainwoman said...

Oh...I LOVE the socks. I haven't knitted any socks because I keep hearing nightmares of "turning the heel." I'll have to try some before next winter.

Right now I'm doing a beaded silk scarf. Wouldn't you know the yarn had TWO knots where the yarn was joined together? Discovered, of course, after I had strung fifty thousand beads on. OK, I exaggerated, but it was a lot of beads.

Brenda said...

Love the socks! They remind me of sherbet ice cream...yum. Glad you had a kick back weekend. Our weather has been a little too cool, but ok. Hope it will be nice for Mother's Day for all of us hard working Mom's. Our families can spoil us and take us out right?? Hope so!

Winifred said...

Oh those socks are fabulous! Toasty toes definitely.

Miss 376 said...

Those socks are delightful. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day

Jadekitty said...

Sitting outside on the deck, a small piece of heaven! The socks are lovely :)

Rose said...

My lilacs have all dropped off; we must be about 3-4 weeks ahead, weather wise. And not to copy, but I finished socks too! Yours look great! Glad you had a good weekend!

Joanna said...

Thanks for including that Kentucky Derby clip. I'd heard about it but didn't see it. Just love it when the long shot wins. Looking at your socks makes me want to learn to knit.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, I can just smell those lilacs from looking at them, and the socks are adorable! Wish I could knit a pair or two like them. My younger granddaughters would get a kick out of them!

Hugs,

Renie

debra said...

Those are some fine socks! I'm not a horse racing fan, but the thought of an unknown pony from New Mexico coming out of the woodwork makes me smile.

Betty Flocken said...

What beautiful socks! The colors and stiching (sp) are so nice.
Your day Saturday, sounds perfect... Paul keeps saying we should have put $1,000 down on that horse that won the derby...heavy sigh, We don't have $5.00 to place a bet! He confuses me.

Rositta said...

He was Canadian from right here in T-Dot. He was sold to the current owner for $9,500.....good real.
The socks are a perfect match and gorgeous colors, I love Monkeys...ciao

Sandy said...

Shooting the breeze eh, I remember a time when I had friends close by, sitting out in the yard and "shooting" the breeze...

Love those socks, Now I would definitely wear those with my plaid thickly lined oversized men's flannel shirt and doubles as my robe.

I would be in style...love those socks!

Jane said...

Love those Monkeys!

Pyzahn said...

Love the socks! Love the lilacs, but, "sob", mine did not bloom this year.

A day of relaxation sounds sooo good. Maybe in June.