I know I’ve talked about some of this before but it’s what’s bubbling around inside my head so I must let it out.
On Friday nights I like to watch “Who Do You Think You Are”. I’ve done just enough research on my family to know where the skeletons are and who liked revised history better than the facts. Watching people learn things that they didn’t know about their own family always stirs up my interest in getting back to my research. Genealogy is a time consuming hobby. No really, knitting takes way less time. I could knit a floor length fair isle coat on size 0 needles in less time than it takes to uncover a particularly well concealed relative. This week I “discovered” the second marriage of my multi-great grandfather in the 1820’s. I guess that explains why I haven’t been able to find him with the rest of his first family who moved to the US. These are the “hardy Irish Catholic stock” that my grandmother used to speak of only now I know they’re Scottish and Methodist. Of course my favorite part of all this is on the marriage license, my multi-great grandfather’s occupation is listed as Shepherd. I guess the wool thing is in my genes.
I did finish the Opal socks yesterday. I will tell you all about them on Friday. I’ll also be confessing about casting on some more socks but I needed something else to knit at Knit Night that was easy.