Up Close and Personal
October 3, 2003
Cannot get enough of these krazy Caucasian sock thingies from Tbilisi. Mary Neal sent close-ups:
She writes: “It looks like standard Fair isle technique with a healthy amount of duplicate stitching. The socks are remarkably unstretchy, even for Fair isle work.” Thanks for the speedy follow-up, Mary Neal–we’re not going to let ten time zones get the best of us. I’m thinking before long we may have an Executive Senior Fiber Arts Correspondent on our hands.
Getting ready for a Mexican hoedown tomorrow night, celebrating my writing friend Katie’s 40th birthday. Let us all raise a big cheesy frozen margarita in her honor. Wish you were here! Her mother’s coming to town from Massachusetts and is such a fiendish knitter that she’ll probably be doing an intarsia puppy in the back room. Or rooting around in my stash–”Hey wait a minute, missy! Powder room’s THAT way.”