I'm really happy with the way these are turning out - the colors are giving the very subtle striped effect I was expecting. In looking up the pattern in my projects on Ravelry, I got a little giggle. The first time I made these, three years ago, was also the first time I ever used TOFUtsies, and I wasn't too crazy about it then. But now it is one of my favorite sock yarns, and I'm a little dismayed that I'm having a hard time finding it. It's easy enough to find online, but none of the LYSs I frequent seem to carry it. For me, sock yarn is usually an impulse purchase in a yarn shop. Like the other day, when I bought these:
|Mmmmm . . . pink!|
We had driven over to Oak Park with Mom, so she could visit the first apartment she ever lived in when she moved to the US in 1956; it's still there! We ended up getting really hungry, and I found a little place for lunch that just happened to be opposite Knot Just Knits. Of course, fifteen minutes later, I was walking out with these lovelies. And Mom walked out with four balls of the same, two in pale blue and two in a lilac purple.
And what was I wearing on my nails as all this was taking place?
|Essie Cute as a Button|
I'm on day three of this mani - something of a record for me - and it still looks fresh. I have one tiny little nick on my right index finger, but it's probably not visible to anyone but me. This is three coats, and it still isn't completely opaque, but I like it. A bright, cheerful coral. It's probably going to get Konaded today . . .
And I'm holding on to a Vera Neumann scarf I acquired recently. This one probably dates to the mid-1960s. It has the most adorable border of hand-drawn fringe:
|My newest Vera|
I'm not quite sure how large my collection is now . . . maybe I should count.