Monday, June 18, 2012

On catching up

First and foremost, Dory would like to extend her sincere apologies on missing her regular post last Tuesday. In my absence, she wasn't able to turn the computer on, so no kitteh kolumn. She'll be around tomorrow with her usual helpful advice, so don't worry!

Last week I was busy being very business-like in Costa Rica:


This is the view from the balcony outside our meeting room--pretty nice! What isn't evident in this photo is that it rained about 80% of the time we were there. Since we were supposed to be doing work, the rain didn't matter too much, but it was a bit depressing.

Also, I'm sick of beans and rice.

Well, kinda.

I really do love gallo pinto.

Before we left for CR, we participated in the Baltimore Take Steps, Be Heard walk for Crohn's and Colitis awareness:


Team Mary Kate ultimately raised $1,170, and you guys were a big chunk of that, so THANK YOU!

And I didn't get a chance to brag that I actually did finish the Stage 1 Tour de Sock socks on time--in fact, 2 days early!


I'm finding the lacy toe a little airy for my taste, but loving the color of the yarn.


Sadly, I'm so far behind on the Stage 2 sock, they'll be starting Stage 3 before I even get to the heel. Not only was my knitting time limited with the meeting, colorwork just . . . isn't my thing. I like the way it looks, but I don't like doing it. So it's slow.

I think I might have to count myself out of the race.

Especially since Thursday is MOVING DAY!

So much to do, so little time.


collegeknitting said...

The socks came out awesome! And that's the problem with really lacey socks, isn't it. They're so fun to make, but once you get them on it's like there's nothing on your feet at all.

Alrischa said...

Great photos of the socks, too. You can see all the lacey details really well. I'm going to redo the toes nice and solid, sometime :)

Have fun moving!!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

You DO sound tremendously busy! The socks look gorgeous but for me I only wear unpatterned wedge toes. I guess my toes are *sensitive*, sigh.

Congratulations on your successful fund raising and good luck with the move. See you on the other side!