Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Something New

So after I finished re-organizing the cat hairball collection, I accomplished this:

Thank you for thinking that medal might be mine. But, there's days when going from the bed to the couch is marathon enough for me.

Medal was earned by a niece who ran the Boston Marathon. under the awful conditions of the nor'easter on Monday.

We'd been following the weather vs the Marathon stories

and by the time the race went off, the worst of the nor'easter had passed through the area. But, it was still rainy, windy and cold. Bravo to anyone who even attempted to run in it. And a huge, "I'm proud of you!" goes out to my niece.

The train ride to and from Boston and staying indoors because of the terrible weather, however, provided plenty of knitting time for me.

Everytime I look at the yarn, I think of the old joke:
"What's black and white and red all over?"

"A newspaper." BWAH HA HA HA

Therefore, hear ye, hear ye, henceforth this new sock will be called

The Tabloid Sock.

Yarns being used:
Red cuff is regia /black and white yarn is koigu


Devorah said...

Hey, marathon supporters and enablers are very important! One of my staff ran and I was afraid the wind would blow her away. *g*

Jane said...

Tabloid sock...good one! Congrats to your niece on her intrepid-ity!

sonja said...

Oh, boy! I didn't realize the Tabloid was Koigu. How nice. What a fine looking medal. Congrats to your niece.

Scattered Gemini said...

OMG! She did not run in that crappy weather? She's one tough cookie! That's awesome.

I LOVE the color combination on the Tabloid Sock. Very nice.

The DeDe said...

I thought of you and your niece on Monday. I'm so glad that she made it and that the worst of the storm didn't ruin your fun! The socks are really cool and I don't think your shawl looks like blegh... you should bring it in and show off at Starbucks next week.