Friday, February 25, 2011

Ask Mac.................

Today is my day to blog! And I received two questions, so here's my answers:

Laura of Harvest Lane: Hey there Mac! Where did your mom buy the new yarn? I like the one with the pink dots on it. You're a man Mac of many talents sir!

Mac: Why thank you very much Laura! Sometimes I feel like no one appreciates my many talents! My mom said the yarn came from Skacel Yarn Co., and it's all "Step" by Austermann. It's infused with aloe vera and jojoba oil and makes your skin soft for about 40 washings. I wonder if my mom would make me some so that my feet will get soft, too?

Tracy: Mac, do you like the snow?

Mac: I only like looking at it from inside while I'm perched on the couch. It makes my feet too cold and then I have to tip toe around the yard. And it gets a bit drafty on potty breaks, if you know what I mean!

Thanks for writing to me Tracy and Laura.

My mom said that if I keep getting questions, that I can continue to blog. So, be sure to leave me some for next Friday. I usually give one lucky person a little "treat", but this week I'm sending both Laura and Tracy a little something just from me.

My mom has your address Tracy, but doesn't have yours Laura. Could you please email my mom with it? I think she'll email you, too.

Mac's returned the computer to me, so guess I'll wind up today's post. The snow storm is due to arrive by evening so Rick and I went and bought 20 bags of pellets for the wood stove and 4 jugs of diesel fuel for the generator. With prices skyrocketting now, we try to buy as much as possible because next time everything will be even higher.

I just finished these socks for our Etsy shop. They too, are made with Austermann's "Step" yarn. I did the leg portion in a 3 x 1 rib and then worked the remainder of the sock in stockinette stitch. Because the top edge was on waste yarn, I placed all the stitches on to two needles and worked Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off. It's a slow process, but gives a nice elastic edge.

I wish you all a warm and wonderful weekend.

Til next time.................


Tracey said...

Enjoy the snow, but keep it on your side of the country ok?
Once again those are beautiful socks you make.
Have a great weekend.

Caffeine Girl said...

I can't get over the idea of snow in California!

Mack is quite a witty canine!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Snow in California, I've heard of it but I'd have to see it to believe it ! The socks are beautiful.