Practically Perfect Friday Night

Apr 22

I love wireless Internet.  Among the many things I’ve learned from Scout is how to use the wireless capability on Phineas.  Here’s how the night has shaped up for me:  I hunkered down under my covers in bed at about 9:30, skipping the homework and housecleaning I ought to have done.  I used my wireless Internet to search yet again for different sock heel instructions.  Since I’m sort of winging my Sockapaloooza socks, I’ve had a time of it deciding what heel to use.  I’ve decided on the Eye of the Partridge heel.  Since I cast on 44 stitches for each sock, here’s the pattern:

Row 1:Sl 1 purlwise, *k1, sl1 knitwise; repeat* until last stitch, k1

Row 2:  Sl1 purlwise, p19,k1    

Row3: Sl2 purlwise, *k1, sl1 knitwise; repeat* until last 2 stitches,k2 

Row 4: Sl1 purlwise, p19,k1

I’ll have another challenge when it comes time to turn the heel and work the gusset, but I won’t think about it now.  Any tips?  I’d love to hear whatever advice you have.

Part of what is making this such a lovely night (besides actually being in bed before midnight) are podcasts.  I’m listening to a brand new one, Craftlit, created by Heather from Croton-on-Hudson, New York, one of my old stomping grounds (Oh, how I miss you Black Cow).  Here is a list of all the Podcasts I suscribe to–let me know if there are others I shouldn’t miss, ok?   Cast-on, Craft Borg, Craft Lit, It’s a Purl, Man, KnitCast, NPR: All Songs Considered, and Stitch Cast.   

I’ve been knitting and listening to Brenda and Heather share their thoughts and some music.  And through Heather, I discovered this great free audio books site.  Once I’m settled in CT, I’m going to volunteer for them.  I love to read out loud, so why not share the pleasure of books and knitting?

I got an e-mail from Sooz that a special project she’s been working on for me is almost ready.  It’s going to be dam good to get it.  That’s a hint. 

Tomorrow I’ll post pictures of the yarn I dyed at Scout’s house on Monday.  I wanted to learn because I’ve joined Dye-o-rama.  Did you?

Yup, almost a perfect night.  Just need Neal and the mutts nearby to make it just right.



  1. My Arizona Lace Socks have Eye of Partridge heels and I like them, too.

  2. OMG-She is making you a beaver! I am off to check out the free audio books site

  3. I just went over to look at the free audio books site. I clicked on The Age of Innocence, which is not yet a completed project. Who do you think is recording the book? Brenda from Cast-On. I can’t wait to hear the whole thing.

  4. Aw, that does sound like a perfect Friday night.

  5. Have you listened to Cast On Episode 12-Green? There is a hilarious song on it by an artist named Deidre Flint. It’s the funniest/smart song I’ve heard in a long time.

  6. shelley /

    Thanks so much for the link to the free audio books site. What a great idea!

  7. Thanks for the shout-out! I just decided to see if CraftLit appeared anywhere on the web and found you!
    : )
    I’ll be back,
    Many thanks,

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