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Socks on a balcony

by Brenda Dayne on October 28, 2007

Feels a bit churlish to lob a photo off with not much commentary, but time is short. Could not seem to get a wireless signal at the hotel in Polenzo, so this is the first chance I’ve had to post since Monday. I have just an hour before we hop a ferry to Como, for a textile museum and silk shopping, so just the highlights for now. And feet.

The biggest score of the week happened on the first day – not quite four meters of Armani wool fabric, in the sale bin for fifty cents per kilo. Color – a sort of herringbone weave, mustard gold on one side, dark dark green on the other. At the same shop, a cone of white cashmere yarn, about 400 grams, light as a feather lace weight. They rang up both together, so I don’t know what I paid for each, but the total for both was 7.07 euros.

I also found black lace for Laura’s corset, not in the least on sale, but gorgeous, and I didn’t need much. The woman gave me deal on half a meter for 20 euros, and delayed her lunch by doing so. I really hope Laura likes it.

Finally, as promised, socks on a balcony, enjoying a view of Lake Como.

Latte Lace socks

1 Deidre October 28, 2007 at 7:31 pm

Enjoy your time. . . and that incredible view!! Can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures on the podcast.

2 Diane October 28, 2007 at 8:16 pm

Hey the socks look fab! Have a wonderful time in Italy (I am not jealous I am not jealous I am not jealous… really, who am I kidding)

3 Thea October 29, 2007 at 1:41 pm

Wonderful socks in a wonderful place. How lucky for you! I spent a week in Rome and Florence last summer….great time, great food…with little knitting time. I expect lots of detail in your next podcast. Ciao Ciao!

4 Laurel October 29, 2007 at 8:39 pm

Life is good isn’t it? Thank you for sharing the photo. What a blessing to have knitting in our lives…did you ever dream you’d be sitting on a balcony in Italy, happy as a clam, wearing a great pair of socks?

5 Terrie October 29, 2007 at 9:10 pm

Beautiful socks! What a lovely view 🙂

6 Charlie October 31, 2007 at 3:00 pm

I’ve just finished listening to one of your podcasts (sorry I am late to the party!) and wanted to drop you a line to say how much I enjoyed it. It was episode 45 – SSK. I’ve downloaded the others and will be working my way through them slowly but surely… Keep up the good work and looking forward to hearing all about Italy in a podcast soon.

7 Evelyn November 1, 2007 at 3:39 pm

It’s funny how all we knitters see that photo and see just socks. I imagine normal people would also notice the view. Great socks!! 🙂

8 Shevon November 2, 2007 at 10:50 pm

The socks are gorgeous. What yarn is that?

Hope you’re having a great time!

9 Angie November 7, 2007 at 6:51 am

Lucky socks, lucky lace, lucky podcaster.

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