During the rest of the weekend my outdoor plans suffered, but I made remarkable-for-me progress on my May Sockdown sock, Honey Badger by Carrie Sullivan. It's a pleasure to knit, with an unusual passover decrease that yields a beguiling texture, not to mention the designer exhorts sock knitters to knit like a honey badger. Rawr.
For those unacquainted with the beast, this is the honey badger, "the most fearless animal in all the animal kingdom." Somehow that doesn't sound quite right. I thought fearless literally had no comparative or superlative. Fearlesser? Fearlessest?? Ah well, honey badger don't care (video rated PG-13 for language and gore).
I venture to say my late friend would have been delighted by the feisty spirit of the honey badger. It wasn't planned that way, but I'll be thinking of her when I wear these socks... just as soon as I finish the pair.