Thursday is skating day. I meet Daughter at a rink far, far away and I spend a couple of hours trying not to hurt myself. A few Thursdays ago I made the aquaitance of a new to me beginner lady skater. We exchanged nicities and that was it...until yesterday. Yesterday she showed up covered in her handknit Lopi. Hat, scarf, inner sweater, outer sweater and mittens. Wowza. I was impressed. She said she took up skating so she could use all her knitwear. Makes sense to me.
When I was supposed to be working on my latest dance pattern, I was looking at the knitting she had in her skate bag. More Lopi. A laceweight Lopi that I had never seen before.
The pattern is from the Istex website. Now I have the itch to make another lopapeysa even though it never gets cold enough around here to wear them anymore.
After skating I always make the drive out to see Daddio. I knit while he does whatever he does these days. Yesterday he was in bed. He has a terrible cough. Terrible. He is just getting over pneumonia and I sure didn't like what I heard.
Don't let the paper fool you. He's not really reading. He calls out the bigger words and makes up crazy stories about them. He can't really put much of a thought together anymore. We ended the visit making paper balls out the the news and throwing them at each other. I got him to laugh. Good times.