It's about this time of year (when it is actually cold enough for a poor So Cal girl to dream) that I wonder if this will be one of those VERY few years that snow makes it down to our home. It never stays long enough to pile up - it seems to melt right before it hits the ground - but it is actual snow falling from the sky. And in sunny southern California, that is magic all by itself. My father can remember one year in his childhood enough snow falling to the ground that he and his brother were able to scoop it up from all over the yard and make a small snow man. If only my kids could be so lucky. This would have been in the 1950's, so maybe we're due by now? Perhaps a quick note to Santa might help things. At any rate, I'm enjoying the cold beside a warm fireplace, and about to do some Christmas knitting.
On my needles right now is Mystery Knit #2 (about 45% done), mittens (52% done), and a hat ( 20% done). Coming attractions include mitts to match the hat. A hat for the mittens. And 2 pair of socks. The socks are likely to be casualties of the Xmas knitting sprite, but they are there for now. I haven't knit a pair of socks since I FINISHED a pair for my MIL, and for some reason, she couldn't pull them over her heel. Even though all the measurements were spot on. I still haven't figured out what went wrong... I am thinking that the heel flap could be made longer, to give it more stretch. Bigger needles really wouldn't work. She has VERY petite feet. She wears a women's size 5.5, and has tiny ankles as well. The heel flap measured 2.5 inches, following the pattern with smaller needles. I am wondering now if that is something I should have adjusted... Any thoughts?
"I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there."
Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)