Events did not conspire to allow me proper blogging time yesterday, so I’m a day late wishing my little brother a happy birthday (Happy Birthday Dave!)
My brother Dave is just over three years younger than me, and is currently serving in the U.S. Army (82nd Airborne Division.) He’s a few months into a tour in Afghanistan, so I don’t hear from him much, but I was flattered when he requested a pair of handknit socks (army green, of course.) I know he reads the blog occasionally, so Dave, here are your socks so far:
I started another sock this weekend, my first Pomatomus, which I won’t even link to, since I am certainly the last person in Knitblog Land to knit this pattern. EDIT: here is the link to the Pomatomus socks, and thanks to everyone who let me know I’m not alone… 🙂 I’m using some of my hand dyed sock yarn; the pattern makes the most of its very uneven pooling tendencies.
We got a shot of a recent visitor to the yard. This fellow is commonly called a “button” moose, because of his teensy-cute little antler stubs. By next year he won’t be so “cute” and will likely have an admirable spread sprouting from his brow.