Recruiting at Ohio State gave me the excuse to spend a weekend in Ohio. I packed a lot in. A lovely evening with dear Columbus friends (featuring tiaras), a lunch and volleyball game with our niece and beautiful grand-niece and adorable grand-nephew (featuring patience on nephew’s part), overnight visit to Marietta to see our maternal unit (featuring kitty), and a trip to Lancaster to visit my college roommate, Mary (featuring Laser Cats).
Lots of laughter in this weekend, including some unintented humor from Eloise when she explained that she liked Fox News because other news programs just gave you information. Fill in your own version of what else you think Fox News give you.
And a little bit of knitting this weekend, too. I worked steadfastly during the “no electronic device” portion of the flights and got some hotel knitting time in, too, focused on my Crazy Cat Socks. I got them close enough to finishing that they were done by Tuesday evening. In brief: Cat Bordhi’s Coriolis pattern knit on US Size 0’s out of 2DI4 Yarn Duo, an 80% merino, 20% nylon sock yarn in a colorway that was absolutely gorgeous in the skein and satisfying in the sock. I knit it a bit too long – not noticeable in a shoe, but if shoeless I slip around a bit. Also, the spiraling band cinches in the circumference a bit, making it less stretchy, exacerbated by my widening the band from the couple of stitches in the master pattern to a full 4 stitches wide. I have to work to get these over my heel. Once over, I do like the way they fit.
More later this weekend, I hope. (Knitting, not fur on my toes.)