Sunday, February 15, 2009

Home again

It's amazing how it took me an entire week to get ready for a long weekend away.

I spent the last 3 days at Boskone, which I completely love. I took the two older kids with me and left the two younger ones at home. My niece brought her two kids and boyfriend/fiance/whatever-the-kids-are-calling-it-these-days and watched my youngest two.

I love my niece very much, but she's not much of a cook. I spent 2 days cooking and baking so she'd have plenty of food to assemble and/or reheat so it wouldn't be too difficult to feed everyone. I also baked bread and breakfast foods to take with us. All in all, I baked 13 loaves of bread and 6 dozen muffins. You may think that's a lot, but for 10 people over 3 days it's not so much because 6 of them are ravenous kids going through growth spurts.

Anyway, now I'm back and full of fabulous ideas for finishing my novel, and starting the next one.

And, lest you think I was slacking on the knitting front, I present to you the Boskone Sock:



This pattern is Los Monos Locos (Ravelry link) and it knits up quite quickly. I am very happy the pattern is not lost in the variegations of the yarn.

And speaking of the yarn, I bought it from one of the Guests of Honor, Astrid Bear. She has a shop, Damselfly Yarns. This is the Boskone colorway and I'm not sure if she has any left, but it is the Sturdy Sheep blend - 75% superwash Merino and 25% nylon.

I am planning on wearing these socks a lot this Spring, since they are such nice spring-y colors. The yarn feels warm and soft on my toes, which I'll need because Spring isn't always a warm time of year here.

3 comments:

APA said...

A novel? Now you've most certainly gotten even more of my interest! Is this and the next sci fi? Boskone looks like a fun outing for you and your older children...creativity at it's best and most excellent exposure!

The socks are beautiful and bright. I agree...it's so much nicer making your own sewing, knitting things to allow for self-expression!

Lisa said...

Right now this novel is a light urban fantasy, but I'll be taking serious steps to make it darker just as soon as I figure out how the guy who done it did it.

APA said...

Awesome! Enjoy the experience. It will be so worth it! I'm an avid reader myself, but only a little as far as sci fi (and that...Octavia E. Butler)/fantasy and have done some writing, taken lots of online classes for pleasure and learning. It's a good group of people, people hungry to write, much like those creatives who sew and knit!