I know I've been gone a while, but it's been worth it, I swear. For example:
You may not recognize that woman, but she has impacted your life. That's Sarah Weddington, most known as the woman who was the winning attorney for Roe v Wade. This woman is amazing. I really don't have words. Even though she is known best for her Supreme Court case, she has also played a huge part in women and leadership - she has worked for presidents, changed laws to protect women, and helped to get women into law. She has broken ground and shaken things up. And now she travels the country trying to inspire young women to do the same thing.
And the best thing?
SHE BOUGHT ME POTATO SKINS AT APPLEBEES.
She gave a talk at my university. After she did, she signed her book. I was one of the last to leave, since the Students for Choice group had a table set up with info (I'm one of the chair members). On a whim, we asked her for coffee, and she accepted! We went to Applebees (the closest place that was open) and sat around and talked. We talked about feminism, cultural differences, how my boyfriend likes driving a car with feminist bumper stickers, what happened to Jane Roe, and a bunch of other different topics. And she bought us all something to eat and drink. She is an amazing, friendly woman, and I am honored to have sat next to her at Applebees. :-D
But anyways! This is a knitting blog!
I have finished a pair of socks:
You may notice the toes look a bit different. Well, I made these socks making up a pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. Just kinda pieced something together. And somehow, after I grafted off, I noticed that I ended up with 16 grafted off stitches on one toe, and 32 on the other. But when I put them on I can't tell a difference, so I decided not to pick the toe out and start over.
I also got some progress on the Monkey socks.
I love this pattern! And it's obvious I need a pair of sock blockers.. yes, that is a checkbook. But I needed something to stretch out the lace a bit so you can see it in the picture! I'm using the Knitpicks Risata yarn, and I love the way it works up.
Time to check the shortbread in the oven!