I was awake at 3:00 this morning, prodded out of bed by the can’t-argue-with-it logic of a grade school math problem:
If Nine had zero pairs of clean trousers on Monday morning (and had to go to school in a skirt – which is fine – and knee socks – horrors!) and her mother did zero loads of laundry in the past twenty-four hours, how many pairs of clean trousers will Nine have on Tuesday morning?
Off to the laundry room for me, and then on to the couch for an hour, only interrupted to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer, accompanied by my newest pair of socks in progress. I still haven’t made room to move any photos off my camera, but here (scroll down to the second pair; thank you blogger Jacqueline, and google) is what the socks will look like: it’s Scheepjes Invicta Coloris 1708, and after 2 inches of 1x1 ribbing, it’s nothing but knit, around and around in stockinette (Stocking stitch! Exactly.) while the faux fairisle works its magic. Speedy, pleasant knitting, even for the blanket-wrapped, bleary-eyed, dark of night laundress.