Wednesday, November 03, 2010

News and new socks

From time-to-time, I browse articles online from my hometown newspaper. I first moved away 8 years ago and had my parents send the papers. It was a fun day when a package arrived and there was time to catch-up on happenings where growing up meant you knew everyone. Eventually, the packages converted into piles to be enjoyed with a visit to my parent's house. Finally, infrequent visits to the online site replaced the paper altogether.

1980 population was almost 9,200 and ticked in at nearly 23,000 this year. You can still find a very nice home in a wonderful neighborhood (there is no 'bad' part of town there) for under $200,000. It was a great place to grown up. During returns for visits and browsing wedding announcements, I find few names that are familiar. Many of my graduating class and those near my graduation year still live in town. Sometimes, there will be reference to people who have to be the children of my long ago friends.

Today was a browse the news online day and a smile came easily. A teacher who tutored my oldest son in middle school is getting married. I am happy to have taken time today to check on my hometown.

On the knitting front, Through the loops Mystery Socks 2010 is complete. The Madelinetosh yarn is fabulous! I think yarn with some elasticity should be used for my socks and I rarely choose sock yarn with that characteristic. Our climate is warm and handknit socks are generally worn around the house so it tends not to matter much.

The pattern is lovely and a new pair of socks are in the house!


WonderWhyGal said...

I love the pattern and the color of the socks....grrr, I really need to knit socks. Who am I kidding? I am going to forever convince other people to knit them for me. I actually have yarns and patterns all lined up for the knitters. What do I give them in return? So far...venison. Yes, Grumpy hunts enough that I can get away with it. On a bright note, I am working on my second pair, ever, of fingerless mitts using Size 3 needles and sock yarn so...I'm almost knitting socks.

Walden said...

The socks look great! The red photographed very well.