This is how bad it is: I finally got around to getting the camera and the computer in the same place and after looking for oh, a few days, the USB cord too. And the first picture on there? The kids with Santa.
When I said out to lunch, I'm not kidding.
Also, friends in the computer, thanks for being worried about me, but don't worry. The ongoing parenting challenges, are, well, ongoing, but really, I'm okay. My job is just giving me fits and I'm exhausted at the end of the day and blogging and going to the gym are both getting the shaft. I'm still here, just not organized enough to take pictures of knitting, or, for that matter, knit anything really worth photographing.
Which is a perfect segue into my next topic: The Various Ways I Have Made Things By Going Around and Around in a Circle.
I give you Socks, Unblogged.
Melenweit Boots Stretch, finished.
Socks that Rock Mediumweight in the Fred Flinstone colorway, finished.
<Apparently Fred is shy. How did I manage not to photograph these? They're done. Really, I swear.>
Austermann Step, also known as Socks With Pox, or Measley Socks, because it has these inexplicable random dots all over. But they're comfy and wash up wonderfully. Think Opal with aloe and jojoba. Yum. Oh yeah, also finished.
<Again shy. What is this? Pictures soon, as soon as I do laundry.>
Trekking 105 (?) in progress.
Socks that Rock Lightweight in the Rocktober colorway (a gift from Ms.-soon-to-be-Dr. Med Student).
All these need is a little kitchenering and an afterthought heel. I'm all about the afterthought heels with the STR. When you're hanging on to hand-dyed yarn striping by a thread (so to speak), my philosophy is "don't mess." Also, I just like the idea of picking up stitches, and as EZ advises, proceeding to make another toe. Too clever.
Finally, I've decided to make another red sweater, if Elizabeth is not going to do my bidding. This is a scoopneck pullover thrown together with Sweater Wizard software. It's time to start worrying about armholes so it's taking a break (plus, it takes a great deal of energy to connect a camera to the computer, seriously). I will get back to it, though, as I'm still optimistic. And by the way, the yarn, on closeout at Webs? People: yum.
Armholes (set in sleeves, of course) soon. For now, it's being closely supervised*.
*I think this may be the cat's first appearance on the blog, despite being my housemate for the last fifteen years. This either means I'm a bad knitblogger, a bad cat-person, or both. Oops.