There will most likely be a pile of unrelated-to-each-other posts here today and tomorrow. Though it's been quiet on this blog, there's been lots going on.
For example, we went to the Scottish Games on Saturday, Sept.1st.
We saw lots of this:
While I enjoyed the music tremendously, I was mysteriously drawn to everyone's kilt hose. Tartans are one thing, but to see such a great variety of calves clad in cables blew me away.
Of course these guys accused me of trying to get under their kilts, but after I assured them that I was only interested in the knitting pattern, they told me that one woman made all of the band's 42 members' socks. She came and measured their legs and feet, and custom made their kilt hose.
At $ 400 a pair.
I need to find me a Scottish band somewhere.
This guy very proudly showed me the stockings his wife knitted for him. I should have taken notes. Because he knew the name of the yarn, fiber content, needle size, name of pattern, and name of edging.