I told myself that I wouldn't post again until I had something happy to write about and guess what! I do! My Happy Jaywalker socks are done! They're not completely identical twins, but they're close enough for me! This is my FIRST completed pair of socks for me and my third completed socks period -- hey Lynda, did ya get that? I'm up to 3 whole pairs of socks now!
Specs: Jaywalker socks (with Picot trim) by Grumperina in Hill Country Yarns Self-Striping Sweet Feet, in the Happy colorway on size 2 needles. How appropriate for me to be working with a yarn color called Happy during such a difficult time! I've been wearing these all afternoon and they feel so comfy soft! Granted, it's been in the 80's every day lately, so it's really already sandal weather for us, but still...
More happy news is that the new episode of CrochetCast is out.
Also, I've put together a memorial web-site for Kyle which his family is extremely happy about. And it makes me happy to make them happy. The idea is for everybody who has remembrances, poems, stories, and/or pics of Kyle to upload their content to the site. It's just getting started, so content is a little scarce, but pretty soon it will be very full. I've gotten many emails from Kyle's family members asking how they can upload content, so I'm just waiting for it all to show up! And Cheerleader Daughter came home from school today saying that "everybody is talking about Kyle's memorial site", so hopefully word will get out and people will start to contribute to the site.
Football Star Son is hanging in there. Today was a "progress day", meaning that we took a baby step forward. He stopped by the Adams house after school and had a long talk with Kyle's dad. I'm not sure what Ken told FSS but it seemed to have helped immensely -- at least for now. Actually, I do know what he told FSS because he emailed me and shared it with me, and I have to tell y'all that this man is absolutely amazing in his strength and his positive outlook on the future. And I'm sure that this positive attitude affected FSS in the most beneficial way... I told Mr. Adams that I felt that the two of them (Mr. Adams and FSS) need eachother right now because they both represent a part of Kyle. Bittersweet. Baby step.
So next on the needles is actually a UFO from the past that's coming out of the closet (so to speak) to be completed for the SKC KAL. Remember Bambooina? Well, I'm planning on bringing her out of the closet and finishing her! This will be my third version of Orangina, so that makes me almost an expert! Ha, we'll see!
Okay, hopefully more happy news the next time I post!