On top of that we had a wild ride to the doctor last week. Angie needed to see a doctor and it had started to snow. So off we went. Normally Angie drives; she has control issues and I don't mind; I can always knit. It's kind of nice to have a built in chauffeur. Well, the snow was thick and wet, the road was a tad slick, and she was driving what seemed like 5 miles an hour. So I offered to take over. She relented and I was "cruising" along at 30 miles an hour down the country road that leads to the "big" city. I was kind of hugging the middle of the road when a van came from the opposite direction. Being the polite driver I am, I veered towards my side of the road and hit a patch of ice. And off to the races we were. The car took off in directions it was not intended to go; all the while I have my foot off the gas and am steering madly into the slide. The car is heading towards the van ready to broadside it, missed it by a foot and started sliding the other way again. And then it parked itself neatly parallel to the ditch on the correct side of the road, facing forward, just as if I had never been slip sliding away. The strange thing was while all of this was going on, it was perfectly peaceful in the car, only as the car stopped did I think about "steering with and taking the foot of the gas." The old lady still seems to have it or my guardian angel took control. After the doctor, I treated myself with a piece of pie with ice cream and extra whipped cream.
Knitting-wise, I finally had enough motivation to take photos of the pair of socks I finished from the German Socken-Kreativ-Liste. It was the January KAL. I am currently knitting the March socks, but won't show a pic until I have them completed.
I've also been knitting away on the Orkney Pi shawl, but have only 1/3 of the last section done so far. It is a pleasurable, but slow knit due to the many stitches. I may have to talk Angie into spinning the rest of the roving because I don't think I have enough.
I've also started another German Shawl KAl, called the Secret of Bad Nauheim. Bad Nauheim is a Spa in Germany. It will be a rectangular shawl and is a follow up to the Secret of Chrysopolis which is finished but not blocked as yet. This is a more leisurely knit since it only is 45 rows a week. I am using up some Knit Picks lace yarn which I've had on hand.